Ethical Issues In Modern Medicine (7th Revised edition)

Ethical Issues In Modern Medicine (7th Revised edition)

By: John D. Arras (author), Bonnie Steinbock (author), Alex John London (author)Paperback

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This comprehensive anthology represents the key issues and problems in the field of medical ethics through the most up-to-date readings and case studies available. Each of the book's six parts is prefaced with helpful introductions that raise important questions and skillfully contextualize the positions and main points of the articles that follow.

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Bonnie Steinbock is professor of philosophy at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a faculty member of the Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. John D. Arras is the William and Linda Porterfield Professor of Bioethics, and professor of philosophy at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Alex John London is associate professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


(* indicates new to 7th edition) PART ONE: Foundations of the Health Professional-Patient Relationship Section 1: Autonomy, Paternalism, and Medical Models The Hippocratic Oath Section 2: Informed Consent & Truth Telling Section 3: Conflicting Professional Roles and Responsibilities PART TWO: Allocation, Social Justice, and Health Policy Section 1: Justice, Health, and Health Care Section 2: Allocating Scarce Resources Section 3: Organ Transplantation: Gifts vs. Markets Section 4: Poverty, Health, and Justice Beyond National Borders PART THREE: Defining Death, Forgoing Life-Sustaining Treatment, and Euthanasia Section 1: The Definition of Death Section 2: Decisional Capacity and the Right to Refuse Treatment Section 3: Advance Directives Section 4: Choosing for the Once-Competent *Section 5: Choosing for the Never-Competent Section 6: Physician-Assisted Death PART FOUR: Reproduction Section 1: The Morality of Abortion Section 2: Obligations to the Not-Yet-Born Section 3: Assisted Reproduction Section 4: Reproductive Cloning PART FIVE: Genetics Section 1: Prenatal Genetic Testing Section 2: Therapeutic Cloning and Stem Cell Research PART SIX: Experimentation on Human Subjects Section 1: Born in Scandal: The Origins of US Research Ethics Section 2: The Ethics of Randomized Clinical Trials Section 3: Ethical Issues in International Research Section 4: Research on Children PART SEVEN: Emerging Technologies and Perennial Issues Section 1: Emerging Technologies Section 2: Enhancement Section 3: Free Will and Responsibility Appendix: Resources in Bioethics

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  • publication date: 01/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780071101561
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 914
  • ID: 9780071101561
  • weight: 1338
  • ISBN10: 007110156X
  • edition: 7th Revised edition

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