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Bioethics - 01 edition

Bioethics - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780198752578

ISBN10: 0198752571

Bioethics by John  Ed. Harris - ISBN 9780198752578
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
International: No
Bioethics by John  Ed. Harris - ISBN 9780198752578

ISBN13: 9780198752578

ISBN10: 0198752571

Edition: 01

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Framed with a substantial introduction by renowned scholar John Harris, this enlightening work brings together key articles on biomedical ethics over recent years. Harris also provides detailed overviews of each piece included in the volume. Covering a fascinating range of subjects, it explores areas such as the beginning of life, the end of life, the quality of life, future generations, and professional ethics. It not only will appeal to philosophy students and researchers interested in practical ethics, bioethics or medical ethics but also anyone who cares about health care.

Author Bio

Harris, John (Ed.) : University of Manchester

John Harris is the Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics, and Research Director for Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction, John Harris

Beginnings of Life

1. A Defence of Abortion, Judith Jarvis Thompson
2. Killing and Letting Die, Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer
3. Warren Quinn, Abortion: Identity and Loss

End of Life

4. Terminating Life-sustaining Treatment of the Demented, Daniel Callahan
5. Which Way Down the Slippery Slope? Nazi Medical Killing and Euthanasia Today, Ruth Macklin
6. Advance Directives and the Personal Identity Problem, Allen Buchanan

The Value of Life

7. Life's Domination, Ronald Dworkin
8. Taking and Saving Lives, Eric Rakowski

Allocation of Scarce Resources and Quality of Life

9. Health Care Needs and Distributive Justice, Norman Daniels
10. What is the Good of Health Care?, John Harris
11. Equality or Priority, Derek Parfit
12. Quality of Life Measures in Health Care and Medical Ethics, Dan Brock

Future Generations

13. Future People, Disability and Screening, Jonathan Glover
14. Wrongful Life: Paradoxes in the Morality of Causing People to Live, Jeff McMahan

Professional Ethics

15. Principalism and its Alleged Competitors, T.L.Beauchamp
16. Not Just Autonomy - the Principles of American Biomedical Ethics, Soren Holm
17. Telling the Truth, Confidentiality, Consent and Respect for Autonomy, Raanan Gillon