Taking Sides Clashing Views on Bioethical Issues

ISBN-10: 0073397180

ISBN-13: 9780073397184

Edition: 12th 2008

Authors: Carol Levine

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This Twelfth Edition of TAKING SIDES: BIOETHCIAL ISSUES presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor’s manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.
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List price: $36.25
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 4/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Medical Decision Making
Is Informed Consent Still Central to Medical Ethics?
Yes: Robert M. Arnold and Charles W. Lidz, from "Informed Consent: Clinical Aspects of Consent in Healthcare," in Stephen G. Post, ed., Encyclopedia of Bioethics, vol. 3, 3rd ed. (Macmillan, 2003)
No: Onora O'Neill, from Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
Should Truth-Telling Depend on the Patient's Culture?
Yes: Leslie J. Blackhall, Gelya Frank, Sheila Murphy, and Vicki Michel, from "Bioethics in a Different Tongue: The Case of Truth-Telling," Journal of Urban Health (March 2001)
No: Mark Kuczewski and Patrick J. McCruden, from "Informed Consent: Does It Take a Village? The Problem of Culture and Truth Telling," Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare (2001)
Does Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising Enhance Patient Choice?
Yes: Alan F. Holmer, from "Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising Builds Bridges Between Patients and Physicians," Journal of the American Medical Association (January 27, 1999)
No: Matthew F. Hollon, from "Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Prescription Drugs," Journal of the American Medical Association (January 27, 1999)
Death and Dying
Do Some Advance Directives Limit Patients' Rights?
Yes: Christopher James Ryan, from " Betting Your Life: An Argument Against Certain Advance Directives," Journal of Medical Ethics (vol. 22, 1996)
No: Steven Luttrell and Ann Sommerville, from " Limiting Risks by Curtailing Rights: A Response to Dr. Ryan," Journal of Medical Ethics (vol. 22, 1996)
Do Standard Medical Ethics Apply in Disaster Conditions?
Yes: Robert W. Donnell, from "A Bright Line," Medscape (October 3, 2006)
No: Mary Faith Marshall, from "Oh, the Water...It Stoned Me to My Soul," University of Minnesota Bioethics Examiner (Summer 2006)
Should Physicians Be Allowed to Assist in Patient Suicide?
Yes: Marcia Angell, from "The Supreme Court and Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Ultimate Right," The New England Journal of Medicine (January 2, 1997)
No: Kathleen M. Foley, from "Competent Care for the Dying Instead of Physician-Assisted Suicide," The New England Journal of Medicine (January 2, 1997)
Should Doctors Be Able to Refuse Demands for "Futile" Treatment?
Yes: Steven H. Miles, from ""Informed Demand for 'Non-Beneficial' Medical Treatment," The New England Journal of Medicine (August 15, 1991)
No: Felicia Ackerman, from "The Significance of a Wish," Hastings Center Report (July/August 1991)
Choices in Reproduction
Is Abortion Immoral?
Yes: Patrick Lee and Robert P. George, from "The Wrong of Abortion," in Andrew Cohen and Christopher Heath Wellman, eds., Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (Blackwell, 2005)
No: Margaret Olivia Little, from "The Morality of Abortion," in Bonnie Steinbock, John D. Arras, and Alex John London, eds., Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine (McGraw-Hill, 2003)
Should a Pregnant Woman Be Punished for Exposing Her Fetus to Risk?
Yes: Jean Toal, from Majority Opinion, Cornelia Whitner, Respondent, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner (July 15, 1997)
No: Lynn M. Paltrow, from "Punishment and Prejudice: Judging Drug-Using Pregnant Women," in Julia E. Hanigsberg and Sara Ruddick, eds., Mother Troubles: Rethinking Contemporary Maternal Dilemmas (Beacon Press, 1999)
Children and Bioethics
Should Adolescents Be Allowed to Make Their Own Life-and-Death Decisions?
Yes: Robert Weir and Charles Peters, from "Affirming the Decisions Adolescents Make About Life and Death," Hastings Center Report (November/December 1997)
No: Lainie Friedman Ross, from " Health care Decisionmaking by Children: Is It in Their Best Interest?" Hastings Center Report (November/December 1997)
Do Parents Harm Their Children When They Refuse Medical Treatment on Religions Grounds?
Yes: Massachusetts Citizens for Children, from "Death by Religious Exemption," http://www.masskids.org/dbre/dbre_html (January 1992)
No: Mark Sheldon, from "Ethical Issues in the Forced Transfusion of Jehovah's Witness Children," The Journal of Emergency Medicine (vol. 14, no. 2, 1996)
Is the Ban on Federal Funding of Human Stem Cell Research Justifiable?
Yes: President's Council on Bioethics, from Monitoring Stem Cell Research: A Report of the President's Council on Bioethics (January 2004)
No: Jerome Groopman, from "Forward, Medicine! Science Morality, and Embryonic Stem Cells," New Republic (November 1, 2004)
Is Genetic Enhancement an Unacceptable Use of Technology?
Yes: Michael J. Sandel, from "The Case Against Perfection," The Atlantic Monthly (April 2004)
No: Howard Trachtman, from "A Man Is a Man Is a Man," The American Journal of Bioethics (May/June 2005)
Human and Animal Experimentation
Should Animal Experimentation Be Permitted?
Yes: Jerod M. Loeb et al, from "Excerpt from, Human vs. Animal Rights: In Defense of Animal Research," Journal of the American Medical Association (November 17, 1989)
No: Tom Regan, from "Ill-Gotten Gains in Donald Van DeVeer and Tom Regan, eds.," Health Care Ethics: An Introduction (Temple University Press, 1987)
Should Prisoners Be Allowed to Participate in Research?
Yes: Institute of Medicine Committee on Ethical Considerations for Revisions to DHHS Regulations for Protection of Prisoners Involved in Research, from Ethical Considerations for Research Involving Prisoners (June 2006)
No: Silja J.A. Talvi, from "End Medical Experimentation on Prisoners Now," inthesetimes.com (September 26, 2006)
Bioethics and Public Policy
Should Federally Funded Health Care Be Tied to Following Doctors' Orders?
Yes: State of West Virginia, from Medicaid Redesign Proposal (November 7, 2005)
No: Gene Bishop and Amy C. Brodkey, from "Personal Responsibility and Physician Responsibility: West Virginia's Medicaid Plan," New England Journal of Medicine (August 24, 2006)
Does Military Necessity Override Medical Ethics?
Yes: Michael L. Gross, from "Bioethics and Armed Conflict: Mapping the Moral Dimensions of Medicine and War," Hastings Center Report (November/December 2004)
No: M. Gregg Bloche and Jonathan H. Marks, from "When Doctors Go to War," New England Journal of Medicine (January 6, 2005)
Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Banned from Sports?
Yes: Thomas H. Murray, from "Drugs, Sports, and Ethics," Project Syndicate (July 2004)
No: Julian Savalescu, Bennett Foddy, and Megan Clayton, from "Why We Should Allow Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports," British Journal of Sports Medicine (December 2004)
Should There Be a Free Market in Body Parts?
Yes: J. Radcliffe-Richards et al., from "The Case for Allowing Kidney Sales," The Lancet (June 27, 1998)
No: The Institute of Medicine Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation, from Organ Donation: Opportunities for Action (2006)
Should Pharmacists Be Allowed to Deny Prescriptions on Grounds of Conscience?
Yes: Donald W. Herbe, from "The Right to Refuse: A Call for Adequate Protection of a Pharmacist's Right to Refuse Facilitation of Abortion and Emergency Contraception," Journal of Law and Health (2002/2003)
No: Julie Cantor and Ken Baum, from "The Limits of Conscientious Objection-May Pharmacists Refuse to Fill Prescriptions for Emergency Contraception?" New England Journal of Medicine (November 4, 2004)
Should Public Health Override Powers Over Individual Liberty in Combatting Bioterrorism?
Yes: Lawrence O. Gostin, from "Law and Ethics in a Public Health Emergency," Hastings Center Report (March/April 2002)
No: George J. Annas, from "Bioterrorism, Public Health, and Human Rights," Health Affairs (November-December 2002)
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