Biomedical Ethics / Edition 5

Biomedical Ethics / Edition 5

by Thomas A. Mappes, David DeGrazia, David DeGrazio
     
 

This best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides an insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in biomedicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in schools of medicine and nursing, the collection covers provocative topics such as the practice of medicine in a multicultural society, clinical trials in… See more details below

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This best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides an insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in biomedicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in schools of medicine and nursing, the collection covers provocative topics such as the practice of medicine in a multicultural society, clinical trials in developing countries, physician-assisted suicide, and abortion. The text's effective pedagogical features include chapter introductions, argument sketches, explanations of biomedical terms, and annotated bibliographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072303650
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/03/2000
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
707
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1General introduction1
Ch. 2The physician-patient relationship59
Ch. 3Hospitals, nurses, families, and medical confidentiality162
Ch. 4Human and animal research224
Ch. 5Death and decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment302
Ch. 6Suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and active euthanasia377
Ch. 7Abortion and research on embryonic stem cells448
Ch. 8Genetics and human reproduction511
Ch. 9Social justice and health-care policy615

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