Contemporary Issues in Bioethics

ISBN-10: 0534504760
ISBN-13: 9780534504762
Edition: 5th 1999
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Description: Representing all major points of view on the central topics in bioethics, this text contains current essays and actual medical and legal cases, providing readers with diverse views from many standpoints, including medical practitioners and legal  More...

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Book details

List price: $98.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/19/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 7.87" wide x 9.84" long
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Representing all major points of view on the central topics in bioethics, this text contains current essays and actual medical and legal cases, providing readers with diverse views from many standpoints, including medical practitioners and legal experts.

Preface
Introduction to Ethics
Ethical Theory and Bioethicsp. 1
Patient-Professional Relationships
Rights and Responsibilitiesp. 33
Professional Codes and Statements
The Virtues and Obligations of Professionals
Patients' Rights and Responsibilities
Professionals and Specific Patient Populations
The Management of Medical Informationp. 117
Truth Telling and the Management of Bad News
Informed Consent
Patient Self-Determination and Advance Directives
The Management of Confidential Information
The Beginning and End of Life
Abortion and Maternal-Fetal Relationsp. 189
The Problem of Moral Justification
Legal Issues of Abortion
Maternal-Fetal Relationships and Rights
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicidep. 271
Refusal of Treatment
Voluntary Active Euthanasia
Physician-Assisted Suicide
The Right to Die
Access to Health Care
Justice in the Distribution of Health Carep. 355
Just Health Care and the Right to Health Care
Managed Care and Universal Access
Rationing and the Oregon Plan
Biomedical Research and Technology
Research Involving Human and Animal Subjectsp. 427
Codes and Guidelines
Ethical Issues in Human Research
Past Abuses of Human Research Subjects
Ethical Issues in Animal Research
Eugenics and Human Geneticsp. 511
Eugenics Programs in the Twentieth Century
The Human Genome Project and Genetic Testing
Human Gene Therapy and Genetic Enhancement
Reproductive Technologies and Surrogate Parenting Arrangementsp. 607
Parenting and the Family
The Problem of Infertility
In Vitro Fertilization
Surrogate Parenting Arrangements
Cloning
Regulating Assisted Reproduction
Public Health
The Global AIDS Epidemicp. 695
General Issues
The Duty to Warn and the Duty not to Harm
Testing and Screening Programs
Issues in Clinical Research on HIV/AIDS
Suggested Readingsp. 782
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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