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Principles of Biomedical Ethics

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ISBN-10: 019508537X

ISBN-13: 9780195085372

Edition: 4th 1994 (Revised)

Authors: Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress

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This is an extremely thorough revision of the leading textbook of bioethics. The authors have made many improvements in style, organization, argument and content. These changes reflect advances in the bioethics literature over the past five years. The most dramatic expansions of the text are in the comprehensiveness with which the authors treat different currents in ethical theory and the greater breadth and depth of their discussion of public policy and public health issues. In every chapter, readers will find new material and refinements of old discussions. This is evident in the many new sections on topics like communitarianism, ethics of care, relationship-based accounts, casuistry, case-based reasoning, principle-based common-morality theories, the justification of assistance in dying, rationing through priorities in the health care budget, and virtues in professional roles. The most extensive revisions are in chapters 1, 2 and 8.
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Book details

List price: $32.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.13" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

James F. Childress is the John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics at the University of Virginia.

Moral Norms
Moral Character
Respect for Autonomy
Professional-Patient Relationships
Moral Theories
Method and Moral Justification