Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Bioethical Issues

ISBN-10: 007813949X

ISBN-13: 9780078139499

Edition: 2013

Authors: Gregory Kaebnick

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Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed withLearning Outcomes,anIssue Summary,anIntroduction,and anExploring the Issuesection featuringCritical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?,andAdditional Resources.Taking Sidesreaders also offer aTopic Guideand an annotated listing ofInternet Referencesfor further consideration of the issues. An onlineInstructor’s Resource Guidewith testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.
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List price: $55.40
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The Educational Experience of Disciplinary Controversy
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Medical Decision Making
Is Autonomy Still Central to Medical Ethics?
Yes: Robert M. Arnold and Charles W. Lidz, from "Informed Consent: Clinical Aspects of Consent in Health Care," 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)
May Surrogate Decision Makers Terminate Care for a Person in a Persistent Vegetative State?
Yes: Jay Wolfson, from A Report to Governor Jeb Bush and the 6th Judicial Circuit in the Matter of Theresa Marie Schiavo (December 2003)
No: Tom Koch, from "The Challenge of Terri Schiavo: Lessons for Bioethics," Journal of Medical Ethics (2005)
Should Adolescents Be Allowed to Make Then-Own Life-and-Death Decisions?
Yes: Robert F. 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" Hastings Center Report (November-December 1997)
End-Of-Life Dilemmas
Have Advance Directives Failed?
Yes: Angela Fagerlin and Carl E. Schneider, from "Enough: The Failure of the Living Will," Hastings Center Report (March-April 2004)
No: Susan E. Hickman et al., from "Hope for the Future: Achieving the Original Intent of Advance Directives," Hastings Center Report (November-December 2005)
Is "Palliative Sedation" Ethically Different from Active Euthanasia?
Yes: American Medical Association, from "Sedation to Unconsciousness in End-of-Life Care," Report of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (June 2008)
No: Margaret P. Battin, from "Terminal Sedation: Pulling the Sheet Over Our Eyes," Hastings Center Report (September-October 2008)
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)
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, 2004)
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, 2002)
Should There Be Legal Limits on How Many Embryos Can Be Transferred into a Woman Who Wants to Be Pregnant?
Yes: David Orentlicher, from "Multiple Embryo Transfers: Time for Policy," Hastings Center Report (May/June 2010)
No: John A. Robertson, from "The Octuplet Case-Why More Regulation Is Not Likely," Hastings Center Report (March/April 2009)
Should a Pregnant Woman Be Punished for Exposing Her Fetus to Risk?
Yes: Liles Burke, from Hope Elisabeth Ankrom v. State of Alabama (May 26, 2011)
No: Lynn M. Paltrow, from "Punishment and Prejudice: Judging Drug-Using Pregnant Women," in Julia A. Hanigsberg and Sara Ruddick, eds., Mother Troubles: Rethinking Contemporary Maternal Dilemmas (Beacon Press, 1999)
Professional Integrity
Should Physicians Be Allowed to Participate in Executions?
Yes: David Waisel, from "Physician Participation in Capital Punishment," Mayo Clinic Proceedings (September 2007)
No: Atul Gawande, from "When Law and Ethics Collide-Why Physicians Participate in Executions," The New England Journal of Medicine (March 23, 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?" The New England Journal of Medicine (November 4, 2004)
The Development and Use of Biotechnology
Is the Use of Medical Tools to Enhance Human Beings Morally Troubling?
Yes: President's Council on Bioethics, from Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003)
No: Howard Trachtman, from "A Man Is a Man Is a Man," The American Journal of Bioethics (May/June 2005)
Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Banned from Sports?
Yes: Thomas H. Murray, from "Making Sense of Fairness in Sports," Hastings Center Report (March/April 2010)
No: Julian Savulescu, Bennett Foddy, and Megan Clayton, from "Why We Should Allow Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport," British Journal of Sports Medicine (December 2004)
May Doctors Offer Medical Drugs and Surgery to Stop a Disabled Child from Maturing?
Yes: Sarah E. Shannon, from "In Support of the Ashley Treatment," Pediatric Nursing (March/April 2007)
No: Teresa A. Savage, from "In Opposition of the Ashley Treatment," Pediatric Nursing (March/April 2007)
Should Scientists Create Artificial Organisms?
YES: Mark A. Bedau, from "The Intrinsic Scientific Value of Reprogramming Life," Hastings Center Report (July/August 2011)
No: Christopher J. Preston, from "Synthetic Biology: Drawing a Line in Darwin's Sand," Environmental Values (February 2008)
Access to Health Care
Is an Individual Mandate to Purchase Health Insurance Fair?
Yes: Karen Davenport, from "Should Everyone Be Required to Have Health Insurance? Yes: It's the Key to Reform," The Wall Street Journal (January 23, 2012)
No: Michael F. Cannon, from "Should Everyone Be Required to Have Health Insurance? No: Premiums Will Rise," The Wall Street Journal (January 23, 2012)
Is There an Ethical Duty to Provide Health Care for All Immigrants to the United States?
Yes: Rajeev Raghavan and Ricardo Nuila, from "Survivors-Dialysis, Immigration, and U.S. Law," The New England Journal of Medicine (June 9, 2011)
No: James Dwyer, from "When the Discharge Plan Is Deportation: Hospitals, Immigrants, and Social Responsibility," Bioethics (vol. 23, no. 3, 2009)
Should New Drugs Be Given to Patients Outside Clinical Trials?
Yes: Emil J. Freireich, from "Should Terminally Ill Patients Have the Right to Take Drugs that Pass Phase I Testing?" British Medical Journal (September 8, 2007)
No: George J. Annas, from "Cancer and the Constitution-Choice at Life's End," The New England Journal of Medicine (July 26, 2007)
Should Vaccination for HPV Be Mandated for Teenage Girls?
Yes: R. Alta Charo, from "Politics, Parents, and Prophylaxis-Mandating HPV Vaccination in the United States," New England Journal of Medicine (May 10, 2007)
No: Gail Javitt, Deena Berkowitz, and Lawrence O. Gostin, from "Assessing Mandatory HPV Vaccination: Who Should Call the Shots?" The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (Summer 2008)
Should There Be a Market in Human Organs?
Yes: Sally Satel, from "Kidney for Sale: Let's Legally Reward the Donor," Globe and Mail (March 10, 2010)
No: The Institute of Medicine Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation, from Organ Donation: Opportunities for Action (2006)
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