Clashing Views on Controversial Bioethical Issues / Edition 8

Clashing Views on Controversial Bioethical Issues / Edition 8

by Carol Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073031909

ISBN-13: 9780073031903

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in bioethics. The readings,which represent the arguments of leading philosophers and social commentators,reflect a variety of viewpoints,and are presented in "yes" and "no" pairs. Taking Sides actively develops critical thinking skills by requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and

Overview

This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in bioethics. The readings,which represent the arguments of leading philosophers and social commentators,reflect a variety of viewpoints,and are presented in "yes" and "no" pairs. Taking Sides actively develops critical thinking skills by requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073031903
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

PART 1. Medical Decision Making
ISSUE 1. Is Informed Consent Still Central to Medical Ethics?
YES: Robert M. Arnold and Charles W. Lidz, from "Informed Consent: Clinical Aspects of Consent in Health Care," in Warren T. Reich, ed., Encyclopedia of Bioethics, vol. 3, rev. ed.
NO: Robert M. Veatch, from "Abandoning Informed Consent," Hastings Center Report
ISSUE 2. Can Family Interests Ethically Outweigh Patient Autonomy?
YES: John Hardwig, from "What About the Family?" Hastings Center Report
NO: Jeffrey Blustein, from "The Family in Medical Decisionmaking," Hastings Center Report
PART 2. Death and Dying
ISSUE 3. Are Some Advance Directives Too Risky for Patients?
YES: Christopher James Ryan, from "Betting Your Life: An Argument Against Certain Advance Directives," Journal of Medical Ethics
NO: Steven Luttrell and Ann Sommerville, from "Limiting Risks by Curtailing Rights: A Response to Dr. Ryan," Journal of Medical Ethics
(and more...)

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