Foundations of Bioethics

ISBN-10: 0195057368
ISBN-13: 9780195057362
Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)
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Description: This thoroughly and substantially revised second edition explores the full scope and content of secular bioethics. Abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, genetic engineering, informed consent, advance directives, triage decisions, health care reform,  More...

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Book details

List price: $63.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

This thoroughly and substantially revised second edition explores the full scope and content of secular bioethics. Abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, genetic engineering, informed consent, advance directives, triage decisions, health care reform, and distributive justice are given new and provocative treatments within a systematic reassessment of bioethics as a whole.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, H. Tristram Engelhardt holds both a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas (1963) and an M.D. from the Tulane Medical School (1972). From 1972 until 1977, he taught bioethics at the University of Texas Medical School and then, for the next five years, served as Rosemary Kennedy Professor of the Philosophy of Medicine at Georgetown University and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Center for Bioethics in Washington, D.C. Since 1983 he has been professor of internal medicine, community medicine, and obstetrics-gynecology at the Baylor University College of Medicine. For his contributions to bioethics, especially related to the use of human beings in research, Engelhardt has received a Woodrow Wilson fellowship (1988) and a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin, Germany (1988--89).

Introduction: Bioethics as a Plural Nou
The Intellectual Bases of Bioethics
The Principles of Bioethics
The Context of Health Care: Persons, Possessions, and States
The Languages of Medicalization
The Endings and Beginnings of Persons: Death, Abortion, and Infanticide
Free and Informed Consent, Refusal of Treatment, and the Health Care Team: The Many faces of Freedom
Rights to Health Care, Social Justice, and Fariness in Health Care Allocations: Frustrations in the Face of Finitude
Reshaping Human Nature: Virtue with Moral Stragers; Responsibility Without Moral Consent

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