Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine Contemporary Readings in Bioethics

ISBN-10: 0073407356

ISBN-13: 9780073407357

Edition: 7th 2009 (Revised)

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Description: This comprehensive anthology represents the key issues and problems in the field of biomedical ethics through the most up-to-date readings and case studies available. Each of the book's seven parts is prefaced with helpful introductions that raise important questions and skillfully contextualize the positions and main points of the articles that follow. This seventh edition updates and expands parts throughout the text, including the discussions of conflicting roles and responsibilities for medical professionals and justice in health care. A new Part Seven entitled "Emerging Technologies and Perennial Issues," which explores the issues of behavioral genetics and human enhancements.

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Book details

List price: $141.33
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.256
Language: English

Foundations of the Health Professional-Patient Relationship
Autonomy, Paternalism, and Medical Models The Hippocratic Oath
Informed Consent & Truth Telling
Conflicting Professional Roles and Responsibilities
Allocation, Social Justice, and Health Policy
Justice, Health, and Health Care
Allocating Scarce Resources
Organ Transplantation: Gifts vs. Markets
Poverty, Health, and Justice Beyond National Borders
Defining Death, Forgoing Life-Sustaining Treatment, and Euthanasia
The Definition of Death
Decisional Capacity and the Right to Refuse Treatment
Advance Directives
Choosing for the Once-Competent
Choosing for the Never-Competent
Physician-Assisted Death
Reproduction
The Morality of Abortion
Obligations to the Not-Yet-Born
Assisted Reproduction
Reproductive Cloning
Genetics
Prenatal Genetic Testing
Therapeutic Cloning and Stem Cell Research
Experimentation on Human Subjects
Born in Scandal: The Origins of US Research Ethics
The Ethics of Randomized Clinical Trials
Ethical Issues in International Research
Research on Children
Emerging Technologies and Perennial Issues
Emerging Technologies
Enhancement
Free Will and Responsibility
Appendix: Resources in Bioethics
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