Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition connects broad public healthcare issues with the concerns of the individual, and draws clear distinctions between policy, law, and ethical considerations. Offering more than just landmark cases, Dolgin and Shepherd present a revealing survey of the full range of contemporary healthcare issues, along with the various conflicts and confluences that surround them.

A multidisciplinary approach that combines sources of law with scholarship from philosophy and sociology, Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition, features :

thoughtful analysis of the discrepancies between broadly applied rules of law and the more specific concerns of the individual
coverage of ongoing healthcare debates, examined on several fronts:

• the ethical implications of various means of financing healthcare , from managed care to Medicare/Medicaid to universal access
• the shifting parameters of the provider/patient relationship in healthcare ; the arguments surrounding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, and use of genetic information
• the arguments surrounding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, and use of genetic information

discussion of socio-economic factors that shape healthcare and healthcare policy
cradle-to-grave organization that traces a typical individual’s experience in the healthcare system starting from birth and continuing through adulthood
• a look at the public health implications of decisions by individuals as healthcare consumers/patients
Glossary of Terms
appendices that summarize recent developments in science and technology
detailed Teacher’s Manual that includes answers to the problems and questions in the text, and suggests a variety of methods for teaching with the book
an Authors’ Companion Website that includes chapter-by-chapter updates and “Bioethics and Law Links,” such as links to The Nuremberg Code and the American Medical Association Principles of Medical Ethics

Updated throughout with recent case and statutory material, the revised Second Edition covers:

Gonzales v. Carhart and Abigail Alliance v. von Eschenbach
cutting-edge advances in biotechnology, such as stem cell research, cloning, and nanotechnology
conflicts of interest facing health care providers and researchers
• discussion of universal health care proposals

With the generous teaching support that authors Dolgin and Shepherd offer—a detailed Teacher’s Manual and companion website—you can teach this fascinating course for the first time with confidence. If you’ve already taught from the First Edition, then you’re probably looking forward to receiving your new desk copy of Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735576209
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 899
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Bioethics: Basic Concepts
Chapter 1. Law, Medicine, and Philosophy
Chapter 2. Bodily Integrity and Autonomy
Chapter 3. Life Forms

Part II: The Early Years
Chapter 4. Human Reproduction
Chapter 5. Children and Childhood
Chapter 6. Avoiding Reproduction

Part III: Across the Lifespan
Chapter 7. Human Subject Research and Experimental Healthcare
Chapter 8. Profits, Commerce, and Conflicts of Interest
Chapter 9. Access to Healthcare
Chapter 10. Public Health

Part IV: The Latter Years
Chapter 11. Aging
Chapter 12. Dying
Chapter 13. Death

Table of Cases

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