Healthcare Ethics in a Diverse Society / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559349765
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael C. Brannigan is the Leader of Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics, based in Kansas City, Missouri. He was formerly Executive Director of the Institute for Cross-Cultural Ethics as well as Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at La Roche College. Along with numerous scholarly articles on ethics, Asian thought, and cross-cultural studies, his books include Cross-Cultural Biotechnology, Healthcare Ethics in a Diverse Society, Ethical Issues in Human Cloning, Striking a Balance: A Primer in Traditional Asian Values, and The Pulse of Wisdom: The Philosophies of India, China, and Japan. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, he received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He has lectured widely on ethics, applied ethics, and intercultural perspectives, and has received various national and international awards. His other interests include athletics, music, and the martial arts. He and his wife Brooke, and their affably eccentric dog Seamus, are still discovering the richness of America’s Heartland.
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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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