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Biomedical Ethics: Concepts and Cases for Health Care Professionals

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The pace of technological change in medicine over the past few years has been truly astonishing. But while medical education has generally kept pace with this technological change, the same generally cannot be said for medical education with respect to ethics. This book is an introduction to biomedical ethics for readers in various fields of medicine and health care. The first part introduces important concepts in ethical philosophy, identifies a number of medical principles, and then outlines models of ethical ...
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Overview

The pace of technological change in medicine over the past few years has been truly astonishing. But while medical education has generally kept pace with this technological change, the same generally cannot be said for medical education with respect to ethics. This book is an introduction to biomedical ethics for readers in various fields of medicine and health care. The first part introduces important concepts in ethical philosophy, identifies a number of medical principles, and then outlines models of ethical reasoning that can be used when trying to grapple with the complex issues faced on a day-to-day basis by health-care practitioners. An emphasis is placed on the need to enunciate an ethical maxim that can be used as the yardstick for measuring the behaviour in question. The final section of the book consists of 36 case studies from diverse areas of the biomedical field. The basic facts of the case are given and the reader is encouraged to engage in moral discourse based on the theoretical models developed earlier in the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550770902
  • Publisher: Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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