Intervention and Reflection Basic Issues in Bioethics

ISBN-10: 1133587143
ISBN-13: 9781133587149
Edition: 9th 2012
Authors: Ronald Munson
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List price: $262.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 944
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.806
Language: English

In INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION, nationally acclaimed bioethicist and novelist Ronald Munson masterfully weds clear and accurate accounts of complex scientific findings with case presentations whose vivid narrative helps students connect science with the human emotion behind important and controversial biomedical decisions. These engaging cases and briefings conclude with succinct summaries of basic ethical theories and are followed by up-to-date and influential articles addressing the most pressing issues in bioethics today. The vibrant writing, along with the wide variety of current cases and issues, make the book appealing and provocative to readers ranging from those with no philosophical or scientific training to those in programs in philosophy, nursing, or medicine. You will quickly learn why INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION continues to be the most widely used bioethics textbook on the market: This unusual text is surprisingly hard to put down.

Rights
Physicians, Patients, and Others: Autonomy, Truth-Telling, and Confidentiality
Cases and Contexts. Case Presentation: Dax Cowart Rejects Treatment--and Is Ignored
Social Context: Autism and Vaccination
Case Presentation: Suffer the Little Children
Case Presentation: HPV Vaccine: Hope or Hype?
Social Context: Placebos and Transparency
Social Context: Health Cops: How Much Regulation is Too Much?
Social Context: Medical Tourism
Case Presentation: Healing the Hmong
Case Presentation: The Vegan Baby
Briefing Session
Autonomy
Paternalism
State Paternalism in Medical and Health Care
Personal Paternalism in Medical and Health Care
Informed Consent and Medical Treatment
Free and Informed Consent
Parents and Children
Pregnancy and Autonomy
Truth-Telling in Medicine
Placebos
Dignity and Consent
Confidentiality (Privacy)
Breaching Confidentiality
Duty to Warn?
Managed Care
HIPP A Regulations
Ethical Theories: Autonomy, Truth-Telling, Confidentiality
Readings
Consent and Medical Treatment
Paternalism and Partial Autonomy
Paternalism
Confronting Death: Who Chooses, Who Controls?
A Dialogue
Truth-Telling and Deception
Ethics of the Placebo in Clinical Practice
On Telling Patients the Truth
Respect for Patients, Physicians, and the Truth
Confidentiality
Confidentiality in Medicine--A Decrepit Concept
Supreme Court of California: Decision in the Tarasoff Case
Children and Consent
Parental Refusals of Medical Treatments: The Harm Principle as Threshold for State Intervention
Do Parents Have the Right to Refuse Standard Treatment For Their Child With Favorable-Prognosis Cancer?
The Dilemma of Jehovah's Witness Children Who Need Blood to Survive
Reply to Anita Catlin
Decision Scenarios
HPV Vaccination Required?
When Prayer is Not Enough
Protecting Against Disease
Weight Cops
Baby vs. Mom
Pregnancy and Autonomy-In Conflict?
Is Some Truth Better Than the Whole Truth?
When Does No Mean No?
Vampire Confession
Whose Decision is It?
Research Ethics and Informed Consent
Cases and Contexts
Social Context: Face Transplant: The Dream of Looking Ordinary
Case Presentation: Abigail Alliance v. FDA: Do Terminally III People Have a Right to Take Experimental Drugs? Social Context: Prisoners as Test Subjects?
Case Presentation: Jesse Gelsinger: The First Gene-Therapy Death
Social Context: The Cold-War Radiation Experiments
Case Presentation: The Willowbrook Hepatitis Experiments
Case Presentation: Echoes of Willowbrook or Tuskegee?
Experimenting with Children
Case Presentation: The Use of Morally Tainted Sources: The Pernkopf Anatomy
Case Presentation: Stopping the Letrozole Trial: A Case of “Ethical Overkill“?
Case Presentation: Baby Fae
Briefing Session
Clinical Trials
The “Informed“ Part of Informed Consent
The “Consent“ Part of Informed Consent
Vulnerable Populations
Medical Research and Medical Therapy
Investigators and Financial Conflict
Placebos and Research
Therapeutic and Nontherapeutic Research
Research Involving Children
Research Involving Prisoners
Research Involving the Poor
Research Involving the Terminally Ill
Research Involving Fetuses
Research Involving Animals
Women and Medical Research
Summary
Ethical Theories: Medical Research, and Informed Consent
Utilitarianism
Kant
Ross
Natural Law
Rawls
Readings
Consent and Experimentation
The Willowbrook Letters: Criticism and Defense
Judgment on Willowbrook
Principles of the Nuremberg Code
National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects
Belmont Report
Hans Jonas
Philosophical Reflections on Experimenting with H

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