New Perspectives in Healthcare Ethics An Interdisciplinary and Crosscultural Approach

ISBN-10: 0130613479

ISBN-13: 9780130613479

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rosemarie Tong

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Tong, a well-known biomedical ethicist, combines medical ethics, bioethics, and her own unique insights to provide a comprehensive survey of contemporary health care ethics issues. Among the topics discussed in this book are complementary and alternative medicine; contraception and sterilization; infertility and assisted reproduction; and surrogate motherhood; genetic testing (screening and counseling); genetic therapy; biomedical and behavioral research; and euthanasia and assisted suicide. A useful reference work for those in the health care industry.
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Book details

List price: $82.60
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

A conceptual framework for health care ethics
Introduction
Ethical theories and principles in health care
The health care professional-patient relationship
Health and disease issues
Biological givens or social constructions?
Biomedical and behavioral research
Beginning of life issues
Abortion
Reproduction-assisting technologies : donor insemination, in vitro fertilization, and beyond
Genetic screening, counseling, and therapy
Therapeutic cloning, reproductive cloning, and ectogenesis
End of life issues
The aging process and long-term health care
Euthanasia, assisted suicide, and palliative care
Micro- and macro-allocation issues
Organ transplantation : individual allocation decisions
Health care reform : social distribution decisions
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