Classic Cases in Medical Ethics Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds

ISBN-10: 0072829354
ISBN-13: 9780072829358
Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Gregory E. Pence
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List price: $49.06
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

This collection looks at major cases that have defined and shaped the field of medical ethics. Each case is illuminated by discussion of pertinent philosophical theories and legal and ethical issues. This 4th edition includes new chapters on embryo research and stem cells, reproductive cloning, and AIDS.

Preface
Moral Reasoning and Ethical Theories in Medical Ethics
Classic Cases about Death and Dying
Comas: Karen Quinlan and Nancy Cruzan
Requests to Die: Elizabeth Bouvia and Larry McAfee
Physician-Assisted Dying: Oregon's Legalization
Classic Cases about the Beginning of Life
Part II Overview
Abortion: Kenneth Edelin
Assisted Reproduction: Louise Brown and Beyond
Battles over Embryos and Stem Cells
Reproductive Cloning: Should We Clone Humans?
Letting Impaired Newborns Die: Baby Jane Doe
Classic Cases about Research and Experimental Treatments
Animal Subjects: The Philadelphia Head-Injury Study on Primates
Human Subjects: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Adult Heart Replacement: The First Heart Transplant and Artificial Heart
Allocation of Artificial and Transplantable Organs: The God Committee
Infants and Medical Research: Baby Fae and Baby Theresa
Classic Cases about Individual Rights and the Public Good
Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment: Joyce Brown
Ethical Issues and Genetic Disease: Nancy Wexler
Preventing the Global Spread of AIDS
Reforming the American Medical System: Expanding Medicare?
Notes
Index

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