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Intervention and Reflection Basic Issues in Bioethics, Concise Edition

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ISBN-10: 1285071387

ISBN-13: 9781285071381

Edition: 2014

Authors: Ronald Munson

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This concise version of INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION offers the same clear and accurate accounts of complex scientific findings with case presentations which have made Ronald Munson's INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION the best-selling textbook for this course area. Nationally acclaimed bioethicist and novelist Ronald Munson masterfully weds clear and accurate accounts of complex scientific findings with case presentations whose vivid narrative helps students connect science with the human emotion behind important and controversial biomedical decisions. These engaging cases and briefings conclude with succinct summaries of basic ethical theories and are followed by up-to-date and influential…    
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List price: $115.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Physicians, Patients, and Others: Autonomy, Truth Telling, and Confidentiality
Cases and Contexts
Case Presentation
Donald (Dax) Cowart Rejects Treatment-and Is Ignored
Social Context
Autism and Vaccination
Case Presentation
Suffer the Little Children?
Social Context
The HPV Vaccine: Hope or Hype?
Social Context
Placebos and Transparency
Social Context
Health Cops: How Much Regulation Is Too Much?
Social Context
Medical Tourism
Case Presentation
Healing the Hmong
Case Presentation
The Vegan Baby
Briefing Session
State Paternalism in Medical and Health Care
Personal Paternalism in Medical and Health Care
Informed Consent and Medical Treatment
Free and Informed Consent
Parents and Children
Pregnancy and Autonomy
Truth Telling in Medicine
Dignity and Consent
Confidentiality (Privacy)
Breaching Confidentiality
Duty to Warn?
Managed Care
HIPA Regulations
Ethical Theories: Autonomy, Truth Telling, Confidentiality
Decision Scenarios
Research Ethics and Informed Consent
Cases and Contexts
Social Context
Face Transplants: The Dream of Looking Ordinary
Case Presentation
Abigail Alliance v. FDA: Do Terminally III People Have a Right to Take Experimental Drugs?
Social Context
Prisoners as Test Subjects?
Case Presentation
Jesse Gelsinger: The First Gene-Therapy Death
Social Context
The Cold-War Radiation Experiments
Case Presentation
The Willowbrook Hepatitis Experiments
Case Presentation
Echoes of Willowbrook or Tuskegee? Experimenting with Children
Case Presentation
The Use of Morally Tainted Sources: The Pernkopf Anatomy
Case Presentation
Stopping the Detrozole Trial: A Case of "Ethical Overkill"?
Case Presentation
Baby Fae
Briefing Session
Clinical Trials
The "Informed" Part of Informed Consent
The "Consent" Part of Informed Consent
Vulnerable Populations
Medical Research and Medical Therapy
Investigators and Financial Conflict
Placebos and Research
Therapeutic and Nontherapeutic Research
Offshore Research
Research Involving Children
Research Involving Prisoners
Research Involving the Poor
Research Involving the Terminally III
Research Involving Fetuses
Research Involving Animals
Women and Medical Research
Ethical Theories: Medical Research and Informed Consent
Natural Law
Decision Scenarios
Genetic Control
Cases and Contexts
Case Presentation
Genae Girard and Gene Patents
Case Presentation
Huntington's Disease: Deadly Disease, Personal Dilemmas
Social Context
Testing for Disease Predispositions: Is It Better Not to Know?
Social Context
Predictive Genetic Testing: To Test or Not to Test?
Social Context
GINA: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Social Context
What Are My Chances? Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Case Presentation
Gene Therapy: Slowly Delivering on the Promise
Social Context
The Human Genome Project: Genes, Diseases, and the Personal Genome
Social Context
Stem Cells: The End of the Battle?
Briefing Session
Genetic Intervention: Screening, Counseling, and Diagnosis
Genetic Disease
Genetic Screening
Genetic Counseling
Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis
Ethical Difficulties with Genetic Intervention
Negative and Positive Eugenics
Use of Desirable Germ Cells
Ethical Difficulties with Eugenics
Genetic Research, Therapy, and Technology
Recombinant DNA
Gene Therapy
Ethical Difficulties with Genetic Research, Therapy, and Technology
Decision Scenarios
Reproductive Control
Cases and Contexts
Case Presentation
The Octomom and the McCaughey Septuplets: The Perils of Multiple Pregnancies
Social Context
Shopping the Sperm Supermarket
Social Context
The Price of Eggs-Egg Donors: Rewards, Risks, and Exploitation
Social Context
Advances in Reproductive Cloning
Case Presentation
Louise Brown: The First "Test-Tube Baby"
Case Presentation
Savior Sibling
Case Presentation
The Calvert Case: A Gestational Surrogate Changes Her Mind
Social Context
Postmenopausal Motherhood
Case Presentation
Baby M and Mary Beth Whitehead: Surrogate Pregnancy in Court
Briefing Session
Techniques of Assisted Reproduction
Need and Success Rates
Potential Risk to Child
Multiple Births
Embryos, Eggs, and Transplants
Gestational Surrogates and Donor Ova
Criticisms of Assisted-Reproduction Practices
Benefits of IVF and Other Forms of Assisted Reproduction
Ethical and Social Difficulties
Incest Potential
Sex Selection
Weakening of Family
Attitudes of IVF Children
Cloning and Twinning
Artificial Insemination
The Procedure
Reasons for Seeking Artificial Insemination
Sperm Donors
Issues in Artificial Insemination
Ovum Donors
Surrogate Pregnancy
Ethical Theories and Reproductive Control
Decision Scenarios
Cases and Contexts
Case Presentation
The Conflict Begins: Roe v. Wade
Case presentation
When Abortion Was Illegal: Mrs. Sherri Finkbine and the Thalidomide Tragedy
Social Context
A Statistical Profile of Abortion in the United States
Social Context
The Morning-After Pills (Plan B and Ella): Emergency Contraception and Politics
Social Context
The "Abortion Pill"
Social Context
The "Partial-Birth Abortion" Controversy
Social Context
Supreme Court Abortion Decisions After Roe v. Wade
Briefing Session
Human Development and Abortion
The Status of the Fetus
Pregnancy, Abortion, and the Rights of Women
Therapeutic Abortion
Abortion and the Law
Ethical Theories and Abortion
Decision Scenarios
Treating or Terminating: The Dilemma of Impaired Infants
Cases and Contexts
Case Presentation
The Agony of Bente Hindriks
Social Context
The Dilemma of Extreme Prematurity
Case Presentation
Baby Owens: Down Syndrome and Duodenal Atresia
Social Context
The Baby Doe Cases
Case Presentation
Baby K: An Anencephalic Infant and a Mother's Request
Briefing Session
Genetic and Congenital Impairments
Specific Impairments
Down Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Esophageal Atresia
Duodenal Atresia
Problems of Extreme Prematurity
Testing for Impairments
Amniocentesis and CVS
New Noninvasive Tests
Ethical Theories and the Problem of Birth Impairments
Decision Scenarios
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Cases and Contexts
Case Presentation
Karen Quinlan: The Debate Begins
Social Context
When the Diagnosis Is Death
Case Presentation
Elizabeth Bouvia's Demand to Starve: A Request for Assisted Suicide?
Case Presentation
The Cruzan Case: The Supreme Court Upholds the Right to Die
Case Presentation
Terri Schiavo
Case Presentation
Jack Kevorkian: Moral Leader or Doctor Death?
Social Context
Assisted Suicide: The Oregon Experience
Case Presentation
The Awakening: A Brief Miracle
Briefing Session
Active and Passive Euthanasia
Voluntary, Involuntary, and Nonvoluntary Euthanasia
Defining "Death"
Advance Directives
Ethical Theories and Euthanasia