Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

by Donna L. Dickenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521662664

ISBN-13: 9780521662666

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume brings together an unusually broad range of experts from reproductive medicine, medical ethics, and law to address the important ethical problems in maternal-fetal medicine which impact directly on clinical practice. The book is divided into parts by the stages of pregnancy, within which the authors cover four main areas: the balance of power in the

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This volume brings together an unusually broad range of experts from reproductive medicine, medical ethics, and law to address the important ethical problems in maternal-fetal medicine which impact directly on clinical practice. The book is divided into parts by the stages of pregnancy, within which the authors cover four main areas: the balance of power in the doctor-patient relationship and the justifiable limits of paternalism and autonomy; the impact of new technologies and new diseases; disability and enhancement; and difference—to what extent should the clinician respect the tenets of other faiths in a multicultural society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521662666
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
366
Sales rank:
1,175,099
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: recent debates in maternal-fetal ethics: what are the ethical questions? Donna Dickenson; 2. Overview: a framework for reproductive ethics Carson Strong; Part I. Generic Issues in Pregnancy: 3. Multi-cultural issues in maternal-fetal medicine Sirkku Hellsten; 4. HIV in pregnancy: ethical issues in screening and therapeutic research Paquita de Zulueta; 5. Genetic screening: should parents seek to perfect their children genetically? Rosemarie Tong; 6. Is there a duty not to reproduce? Jean McHale; 7. Between fathers and fetuses Cynthia Daniels; 8. Restricting the freedom of pregnant women Susan Bewley; Part II. Inception of Pregnancy: New Reproductive Technologies: 9. Ethical issues in embryo intervention and cloning Françoise Shenfield; 10. A case study in IVF: paternalism and autonomy in a 'high-risk' pregnancy Gillian Lockwood; 11. The ethics of secrecy in donor insemination Heather Widdows; Part III. First and Second Trimester: 12. Ethical and social aspects of evaluating fetal screening Elina Hemminki; 13. Prenatal counseling and images of disability Priscilla Alderson; 14. Models of motherhood in the abortion debate Eileen McDonagh; 15. Who owns embryonic and fetal tissue? Donna Dickenson; 16. The fewer the better? Ethical issues in multiple gestation Mary Mahowald; Part IV. Third Trimester: 17. Caesarean section - who chooses, the woman or her doctor? Wendy Savage; 18. Compliance and non-compliance of pregnant women with doctors' preferences Susan Sherwin and Françoise Baylis; Part V. Neonatal Life: 19. Do new reproductive technologies benefit or harm children? Christine Overall; 20. Are there lives not worth living? Severe handicap and the 'worthless life' Rebecca Bennett and John Harris; 21. Ethical issues in withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from handicapped neonates Neil McIntosh; Index.

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