The Basics of Bioethics / Edition 2

The Basics of Bioethics / Edition 2

by Robert M. M. Veatch, Robert M. Veatch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130991619

ISBN-13: 9780130991614

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This brief summary of the issues of biomedical ethics provides a balanced, systematic, unbiased framework designed to help health professionals an lay people understand and analyze a wide range of topics that are currently controversial in medicine–or that are likely to arise in the future.

Broad in scope, it considers

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This brief summary of the issues of biomedical ethics provides a balanced, systematic, unbiased framework designed to help health professionals an lay people understand and analyze a wide range of topics that are currently controversial in medicine–or that are likely to arise in the future.

Broad in scope, it considers ethical systems from various religious and secular traditions, including those of non-western cultures such as Asian religious and secular traditions. Topics include the history of codes of ethics; the definition of death, abortion, animal rights and welfare; problems in deciding what will benefit patients; confidentiality, truth-telling, informed consent; the care of the terminally ill; genetics, birth technologies; and problems of social ethics, including resource allocation, organ transplant, and human subjects research.

For use in allied health fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130991614
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

List of Cases
List of Figures
Preface
Ch. 1A Map of the Terrain of Ethics1
Ch. 2The Hippocratic Oath and Its Challengers: A Brief History13
Ch. 3Defining Death, Abortion, and Animal Welfare: The Basis of Moral Standing28
Ch. 4Problems in Benefitting and Avoiding Harm to the Patient47
Ch. 5The Ethics of Respect for Persons: Lying, Cheating, and Breaking Promises and Why64
Ch. 6The Principle of Avoiding Killing88
Ch. 7Death and Dying: The Incompetent Patient105
Ch. 8Social Ethics of Medicine: Allocation of Resources, Transplantation, and Human Subjects Research121
Ch. 9Human Control of Life: Genetics, Birth Technologies and Modifying Human Nature148
Ch. 10Resolving Conflicts Among Principles167
Ch. 11The Virtues in Bioethics184
AppHippocratic Oath193
AppPrinciples of Medical Ethics (2001) of the American Medical Association194
Index195

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