Classic Works in Medical Ethics Core Philosophical Readings

ISBN-10: 0070381151
ISBN-13: 9780070381155
Edition: 1998
Authors: Gregory E. Pence
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Description: This anthology of classic medical ethics articles include such topics as: terminating the lives of dying patients; asssisting human life to begin outside the womb; terminating the beginnings of human life; impaired newborns; and comatose patients.

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List price: $99.33
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

This anthology of classic medical ethics articles include such topics as: terminating the lives of dying patients; asssisting human life to begin outside the womb; terminating the beginnings of human life; impaired newborns; and comatose patients.

Introduction: Ethical Theories and Medical Ethics
Allowing Death to Occur in Incompetent Patients
Active and Passive Euthanasia
On Killing Patients with Kindness: An Appeal for Caution
The Cognitive Criterion of Humanhood
Allowing Death by Competent Adults to Occur
Voluntary Active Euthanasia
The Right to Suicide: A Psychiatrist's View
Physical-Assisted Dying: Self-Determination Run Amok
Assisted Reproduction: Embryos
The Moral Status of the Embryo
"Making Babies" Revisited
Ending Reproductive Roulette
Assisted Reproduction: Surrogate Motherhood
The Case Against Surrogate Parenting
Surrogate Mothers: Not So Novel After All
Abortion
A Defense of Abortion
On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion
Why Abortion is Immoral
Ethics and Imperiled Newborns
Abortion and Infanticide
Involuntary Euthanasia of Defective Newborns
Experimentation on Animals
All Animals Are Equal
Just Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources
The Allocation of Exotic Medical Lifesaving Therapy
Alcoholics and Liver Transplantation
Rationing Failure: Ethical Lessons of Retransplantation
Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment
The Case for Involuntary Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill
Involuntary Mental Hospitalization: A Crime Against Humanity
Genetic Information and Genetic Therapy
Bad Axioms in Genetic Engineering
Moral Issues in Human Genetics: Counseling or Control?
Resisting Reductionism from the Human Genome Project
Justice, Finance, and Medical Care
Saint Martin of Tours in a New World of Medical Ethics
For and Against Equal Access to Health Care
Ethics and Aids
How Society Should Respond to AIDS

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