Judging Medicine / Edition 1

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There are many reasons to applaud and recommend this book....Annas is crystal clear....Especially adept at dissecting decision making into its medical, legal, and ethical components.-Journal of the American Medical Association
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Table of Contents

Patients Rights.- The Hospital: A Human Rights Wasteland.- The Emerging Stowaway: Patients Rights in the 1980s.- Breast Cancer: The Treatment of Choice.- Beyond the Good Samaritan: Should Doctors Be Required to Provide Essential Services?.- Adam Smith in the Emergency Room.- Sex in the Delivery Room: Is the Nurse a Boy or a Girl?.- Conception.- Redefining Parenthood and Protecting Embryos.- Artificial Insemination: Beyond the Best Interests of the Sperm Donor.- Contracts to Bear a Child: Compassion or Commercialism?.- The Baby Broker Boom.- Surrogate Embryo Transfer: The Perils of Patenting.- Pregnancy and Birth.- Fetal Neglect: Pregnant Women as Ambulatory Chalices.- Medical Paternity and Wrongful Life.- Righting the Wrong of Wrongful Life.- Is a Genetic Screening Test Ready When the Lawyers Say It Is?.- Homebirth: Autonomy vs Safety.- Forced Cesareans: The Most Unkindest Cut of All.- Disconnecting the Baby Doe Hotline.- Baby Doe Redux: Doctors as Child Abusers.- Checkmating the Baby Doe Regulations.- Reproductive Liberty.- Abortion and the Supreme Court: Round II.- Let Them Eat Cake.- Parents, Children, and the Supreme Court.- The Irrelevance of Medical Judgment.- Roe v Wade Reaffirmed 169.- Reaffirming Roe v Wade, Again.- Medical Practice.- Medical Malpractice.- Doctors Sue Lawyers: Malpractice Inside Out.- Confidentiality and the Duty to Warn.- Who to Call When the Doctor is Sick.- CPR: The Beat Goes On.- CPR: When the Beat Should Stop.- The Mentally Retarded and Mentally Ill Patient.- Denying the Rights of the Retarded: The Case of Phillip Becker.- A Wonderful Case and an Irrational Tragedy: The Phillip Becker Case Continues.- Sterilization of the Mentally Retarded: A Decision for the Courts.- Refusing Medication in Mental Hospitals.- The Incompetent Person’s Right to Die: The Case of Joseph Saikewicz.- The Case of Mary Hier: When Substituted Judgment Becomes Sleight of Hand.- Death, Dying and Refusing Medical Treatment.- The Case of Karen Ann Quinlan: Legal Comfort for Doctors.- No Fault Death: After Saikewicz.- Brother Fox and the Dance of Death.- Help from the Dead The Cases of Brother Fox and John Storar.- Quality of Life in the Courts: Earle Spring in Fantasyland.- When Suicide Prevention Becomes Brutality: The Case of Elizabeth Bouvia.- Elizabeth Bouvia: Whose Space Is This Anyway?.- Do Feeding Tubes Have More Rights Than Patients?: The Case of Paul Brophy.- The Case of Claire Conroy: When Procedures Limit Rights.- Prisoner in the ICU: The Tragedy of William Bartling.- Government Regulation.- Good as Gold: Report on the National Commission.- All the President’s Bioethicists.- Creationism: Monkey Laws in the Courts.- Life Forms: The Law and the Profits.- Transfer Trauma and the Courts.- Prison Hunger Strikes: Why Motive Matters.- Transplants and Implants.- Defining Death: There Ought to Be a Law.- The Prostitute, the Playboy and the Poet: Rationing Schemes for Organ Transplantation.- Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Organ Sales.- Baby Fae: The “Anything Goes” School of Human Experimentation.- Consent to the Artificial Heart: The Lion and the Crocodiles.- The Phoenix Heart: What We Have to Lose.- No Cheers for Temporary Artificial Hearts.- References.

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