Principles of Biomedical Ethics

ISBN-10: 0195143329

ISBN-13: 9780195143324

Edition: 5th 2001 (Revised)

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This edition represents a thorough-going revision of what has become a classic text in biomedical ethics. Major structural changes mark the revision. The authors have added a new concluding chapter on methods that, along with its companion chapter on moral theory, emphasizes convergence across theories, coherence in moral justification, and the common morality. They have simplified the opening chapter on moral norms which introduces the framework of prima facie moral principles and ways to specify and balance them. Together with the shift of advanced material on theory to the back of the book, this heavily revised introductory chapter will make it easier for the wide range of students entering bioethics courses to use this text. Another important change is the increased emphasis on character and moral agency, drawing the distinction between agents and actions. The sections on truth telling, disclosure of bad news, privacy, conflicts of interest, and research on human subjects have also been throughly reworked. The four core chapters on principles (respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice) and the chapter on professional-patient relationships retain their familiar structure, but the authors have completely updated their content to reflect developments in philosophical analysis as well as in research, medicine, and health care. Throughout, they have used a number of actual cases to illuminate and to test their theory, method, and framework of principles.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.088
Language: English

James F. Childress is the John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics at the University of Virginia.

Moral Norms
Moral Character
Respect for Autonomy
Nonmaleficience
Beneficence
Justice
Professional-Patient Relationships
Moral Theories
Method and Moral Justification
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