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Cases in Bioethics Selections from the Hastings Center Report

ISBN-10: 0312152698
ISBN-13: 9780312152697
Edition: 3rd 1998
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Description: Cases in Bioethics contains fifty-nine cases from the United States, each of which presents a difficult question that regularly confronts medical practitioners around the world.

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Book details

List price: $45.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 295
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Cases in Bioethics contains fifty-nine cases from the United States, each of which presents a difficult question that regularly confronts medical practitioners around the world.

Preface
Health Care Professionals' Responsibilities and Patients' Rights
Introduction
Professional Conduct
When the Doctor and Minister Disagree
The Nurse's Appeal to Conscience
The Usual Suspects
Culture, Healing, and Professional Obligation
When the Doctor is on Drugs
Informed Consent
Proxy Consent for a Medical Gamble
Faith Healing for Childhood Leukemia
Who Speaks for the Patient with the Locked-In Syndrome?
"Make Me Live": Autonomy and Terminal Illness
Privacy and Confidentiality
AIDS and a Duty to Protect
A Duty to Warn, An Uncertain Danger
The Price of Silence
Selected Bibliography
Reproductive Rights and Technologies
Introduction
Reproductive Rights
Cancer and Maybe a Baby
When a Pregnant Woman Endangers Her Fetus
Live Sperm, Dead Bodies
Maternal Rights, Fetal Harms
Abortion
When a Mentally Ill Woman Refuses Abortion
Selective Termination of Pregnancy
Selected Bibliography
Death and Dying
Introduction
Decisions About Death
For Love or Money
Does "Doing Everything" Include CPR?
Surgical Risks and Advance Directives
Nurturing a Defective Newborn
The Second-Hand Suicide Threat
Refusal of Life-Sustaining Treatment and Euthanasia
A Demand to Die
Family Wishes and Patient Autonomy
"If I Have AIDS, Then Let Me Die Now!"
Whether "No" Means "No"
"No Feeding Tubes for Me!"
When the Doctor Gives a Deadly Dose
Selected Bibliography
Research with Living Subjects
Introduction
Consent to Research
Hope and the Limits of Research
For the Benefit of All
Informed Consent in the Developing World
Selection of Subjects and Protection of Their Welfare
Can a Research Subject be Too Eager to Consent?
Can a Healthy Subject Volunteer to be Injured in Research?
Nazi Data: Dissociation from Evil
The Heart of the Matter
Selected Bibliography
Decision Making Capacity
Introduction
Involuntary Treatment
The Tracheostomy Tube
"Ain't Nobody Gonna Cut on My Head!"
The Woman Who Died in a Box
Preterm Labor and Prenatal Harm
Decisions on Behalf of the Incompetent
Word of Mouth
Sterilizing the Retarded Child
Should Competence be Coerced?
The Forgetful Mourner
Allocation and Health Care Policy
Introduction
Allocation of Scarce Resources
How Best Shall We Serve?
Forced Transfer to Custodial Care
The Last Bed in the ICU
Two Cardiac Arrests, One Medical Team
The Doctor, The Patient, and The DRG
The HMO Physician's Duty to Cut Costs
The Noncompliant Substance Abuser
Organ Procurement and Transplantation
In Organ Transplants, Americans First?
The Anencephalic Newborn as Organ Donor
Can the Fetus be an Organ Farm?
Health Care Policy
But Is He Genetically Diseased?
My Conscience, Your Money
Who Pays for AZT?
When is Home Care Medically Necessary
Palliation in the Age of Chronic Disease
Selected Bibliography
Glossary

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