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Medicine and Moral Reasoning

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ISBN-10: 052145946X

ISBN-13: 9780521459464

Edition: 1994

Authors: K. W. M. Fulford, Grant Gillett, Janet Martin Soskice

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This collection examines prevalent assumptions in moral reasoning which are often accepted uncritically in medical ethics. It introduces a range of perspectives from philosophy and medicine on the nature of moral reasoning and relates these to illustrative problems, such as New Reproductive Technologies, the treatment of sick children, the assessment of quality of life, genetics, involuntary psychiatric treatment and abortion. In each case, the contributors address the nature and worth of the moral theories involved in discussions of the relevant issues, and focus on the types of reasoning which are employed. 'Medical ethics is in danger of becoming a subject kept afloat by a series of…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/3/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of contributors
Introduction: diverse ethics
Darwinism and ethics
Creation and relation
Embryo experimentation: public policy in a pluralist society
Ethical considerations in genetic testing: an empirical study of presymptomatic diagnosis of Huntington's disease
Identity matters
The virtues in a professional setting
Medical ethics, moral philosophy and moral tradition
Roman suicide
Women and children first
Moral uncertainty and human embryo experimentation
Morality: invention or discovery?
Quality of life and health care
Dependency: the foundational value in medical ethics
Not more medical ethics