Healthcare Ethics in a Diverse Society / Edition 1

Healthcare Ethics in a Diverse Society / Edition 1

by Michael C. Brannigan, Judith Boss, Judith A. Boss
     
 

ISBN-10: 155934976X

ISBN-13: 9781559349765

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This text/reader performs two tasks: First, it provides a sound, comprehensive introduction to the field of conventional Western medical ethics; second, it introduces readers to cross-cultural perspectives related to these or similar issues.

Overview

This text/reader performs two tasks: First, it provides a sound, comprehensive introduction to the field of conventional Western medical ethics; second, it introduces readers to cross-cultural perspectives related to these or similar issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559349765
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. MORAL THEORY

Readings: Aristotle, from Nicomachean Ethics / John Stuart Mill, from On Liberty / Immanuel Kant, from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Ethics

2. CRITICAL THINKING: THE BASIS FOR ETHICAL REASONING

Reading: Judith Jarvis Thomson, “A Defense of Abortion”

3. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS

Readings: Amy M. Haddad, “The Nurse/Physician Relationship and Ethical Decision Making” / Sissela Bok, “Lies to the Sick and Dying” / Mack Lipkin, “On Telling Patients the Truth” / Hilde Lindemann Nelson, “Knowledge at the Bedside: A Feminist View of What’s Happening with This Patient” / California Supreme Court, Decision in the Tarasoff Case

4. ABORTION AND MATERNAL-FETAL CONFLICTS

Readings: John Noonan, Jr., “An Almost Absolute Value in History” / Mary Anne Warren, “The Moral Significance of Birth” / Sidney Callahan, “Abortion and the Sexual Agenda” / Dorothy C. Wertz and John C. Fletcher, “Ethical and Social Issues in Prenatal Sex Selection: A Survey of Geneticists in 37 Nations” / Frank A. Chervenak and Laurence B. McCullough, “Justified Limits on Refusing Intervention"

5. GENETIC ENGINEERING, REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, AND CLONING

Readings: Aroha Te Pareake Mead, “Genealogy, Sacredness, and the Commodities Market” / Rosamond Rhodes, “Genetic Links, Family Ties, and Social Bonds: Rights and Responsibilities in the Face of Genetic Knowledge” / John Harris, “‘Goodbye Dolly?’ The Ethics of HumanCloning” / Leon Kass, “The Wisdom of Repugnance: Why We Should Ban the Cloning of Humans” / Glenn McGee, “Parenting in an Era of Genetics”

6. HUMAN AND ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION

Readings: Hans Jonas, “Philosophical Reflections on Experimenting with Human Subjects” / Arthur L. Caplan, “How Did Medicine Go So Wrong?” / George J. Annas and Michael A. Grodin, “Human Rights and Maternal-Fetal HIV Transmission Prevention Trials in Africa” / Carl Cohen, “Do Animals Have Rights?” / Judith A. Boss and Alyssa V. Boss, “Paradigm Shifts, Scientific Revolutions and the Moral Justification of Experimentation on Nonhuman Animals"

7. ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

Readings: Kevin O’Rourke, “Research with Fetal Tissue” / Tracy E. Miller, “Multiple Listing for Organ Transplantation: Autonomy Unbounded” / Alvin H. Moss and Mark Siegler, “Should Alcoholics Compete Equally for Liver Transplantation?” / Carl Cohen and Martin Benjamin, “Alcoholics and Liver Transplantation” / The Working Group on Genetic Engineering in Non-Human Life Forms, Society, Religion and Technology Project of the Church of Scotland, “The Ethics of Xenografting—Transplanting Animal Organs into Humans"

8. EUTHANASIA: END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS

Readings: James Rachels, “Active and Passive Euthanasia” / Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress, “Rachels on Active and Passive Euthanasia” / Michael Brannigan, “Re-Assessing the Ordinary/Extraordinary Distinction in Withholding/Withdrawing Nutrition and Hydration” / Margaret Pabst Battin, “Physician-Assisted Suicide” / Susan M. Wolf, “A Feminist Critique of Physician-Assisted Suicide"

9. HIV AND AIDS: PREJUDICE AND POLICIES

Readings: Bernard Rabinowitz, “The Great Hijack” / Richard D. Mohr, “AIDS, Gays, and State Coercion” / Bonnie Steinbock, “Harming, Wronging, and AIDS” / Working Group on HIV Testing of Pregnant Women and Newborns, “HIV Infection, Pregnant Women, and Newborns: A Policy Proposal for Information and Testing” / Ronald Bayer, “Ethical Challenges Posed by Zidovudine Treatment to Reduce Vertical Transmission of HIV"

10. CHALLENGES IN HEALTHCARE POLICY AND REFORM

Readings: Amy Gutmann, “For and Against Equal Access to Health Care” / Norman Daniels, “Why Saying No to Patients in the United States Is So Hard: Cost Containment, Justice, and Provider Autonomy” / E. Haavi Morreim, “Lifestyles of the Risky and Infamous: From Managed Care to Managed Lives” / Steffie Woolhandler and David U. Himmelstein, “A National Health Program: Northern Light at The End of the Tunnel” / Ronald Bronow, “A National Health Program: Abyss at the End of the Tunnel—the Position of Physicians Who Care”

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