The Sage Handbook of Health Care Ethics

The Sage Handbook of Health Care Ethics

By: Eric M. Meslin (editor), H. ten Have (editor), Professor Ruth Chadwick (editor)Hardback

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"The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics" is an influential collection of work by leading scholars on the fundamental and emerging themes which define health care ethics. Combining international and interdisciplinary perspectives, the Handbook provides a cutting-edge account of debates in five key areas: health care ethics in an era of globalization; beginning and end-of-life; vulnerable populations; research ethics and technologies; and, public health and human rights. This authoritative Handbook brings together experts with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, law, public policy and the health professions and reflects the increasing impact of globalisation and the dynamic advances in the fields of bioscience and genetics, which keep ethics at the centre of debates about the future direction of healthcare. It is an invaluable resource for all students, practitioners, academics and researchers investigating ethical issues in relation to healthcare.

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Henk ten Have studied medicine and philosophy at Leiden Univer'sity, the Netherlands. He received his medical degree in 1976 from Leiden University and his philosophy degree in 1983. He worked as a researcher in the Pathology Laborato-ry, University of Leiden (1976-1977), as a practising physician in the Municipal Health Services, City of Rotterdam (1978-1979), and as a Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Medicine and Fac-ulty of Health Sciences, University of Limburg, Maastricht (1982-1991). From 1991 he was a Professor of Medical Ethics and the Director of the Department of Eth-ics, Philosophy and History of Medicine in the University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In September 2003 he joined UNESCO as Director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology. Since July 2010 he is Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA.


Introduction: Health Care Ethics in an Era of Globalisation - Ruth Chadwick, Henk ten Have and Eric M Meslin Methodology - Vittorio Hosle Foundationalism and Principles - Henk Ten Have Anti-Theory - Roberto Andorno Ethics of Care - Ruud ter Meulen Human Rights, Health Care Ethics and Globalisation - Tom Faunce Professional Codes - Michael Davis Organizational Ethics - Eva Winkler Deliberation and Consensus - Diego Gracia Privacy and Confidentiality - Derek Beyleveld Informed Consent - Vilhjalmur Arnason, Hongwen Li and Yali Cong Health Information Technology and Globalisation - Kenneth Goodman Abortion - Michael Barilan Ethics of Genetic Counseling - Gamal I Serour and Ahmed R A Ragab Regulating Reproductive Technologies - Don Chalmers Reprogenetics - Andrea Kalfoglou Palliative Care Ethics - Pierre Boitte and Jean-Philippe Cobbaut Medical and Societal Issues in Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Georg Bosshard and Lars Johan Materstvedt Advance Directives - Paul Schostmans Vulnerability: A Futile or Useful Principle in Healthcare Ethics? - Jan Solbakk Vulnerability in Health Care and Research Ethics - Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra and Nikola Biller-Andorno Mental Health and Disorder - Rachel Cooper Medical Research Involving Children: A Review of International Policy Statements - Julie Samuel, Bartha Maria Knopppers and Denise Avard Orphan Diseases - Ruth Chadwick and Paul McCarthy Poverty and Indigenous Peoples - Leonardo D de Castro, Peter A Sy and Teoh Chin Leong Research Ethics - Paul Ndebele Health Research in the Global Context - Michael McDonald and Nina Preto International Research - Volnei Garrafa Ethical and Scientific Issues in Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Research - Kenneth Cornetta and Eric M Meslin Ethics of Screening - Kris Dierickx Ethics of Clinical Telemedicine - Kenneth V Iserson Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Brain Death and Organ Transplantation: a Japanese Perspective - Tsuyoshi Awaya Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology - Bert Gordijn, Rob de Vries and Donal P O'Mathuna Ethics of Environmental Health - Michiel Korthals Pharmaceuticals - Margit Sutrop and Kadro Simm

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412945349
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781412945349
  • weight: 1016
  • ISBN10: 1412945348

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