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This best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in schools of medicine and nursing, the collection covers provocative topics such as conflicts of interest in medicine, advance directives, physician-assisted suicide, and the rationing of health care. The text's effective pedagogical features include chapter introductions, argument sketches, explanations of medical terms, headnotes, and annotated bibliographies.
Covers genetic engineering & the Human Genome Project/health care delivery systems/etc.
|Ch. 1||General introduction||1|
|Ch. 2||The physician-patient relationship||59|
|Ch. 3||Hospitals, nurses, families, and medical confidentiality||162|
|Ch. 4||Human and animal research||224|
|Ch. 5||Death and decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment||302|
|Ch. 6||Suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and active euthanasia||377|
|Ch. 7||Abortion and research on embryonic stem cells||448|
|Ch. 8||Genetics and human reproduction||511|
|Ch. 9||Social justice and health-care policy||615|