Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases / Edition 6

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Now in its twentieth year of publication, this rich collection, popular among teachers and students alike, provides an in-depth look at major cases that have shaped the field of medical ethics. The book presents each famous (or infamous) case using extensive historical and contextual background, and then proceeds to illuminate it by careful discussion of pertinent philosophical theories and legal and ethical issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073407494
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 3/29/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 656,828
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Table of Contents

Section I: Classic Cases about Death and Dying

Chapter 1: Requests to Die: Elizabeth Bouvia and Larry McAfee

Chapter 2: Comas: Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan & Terri Schiavo

Chapter 3: Physician-Assisted Dying: New Frontiers
Section II: Classic Cases about the Beginnings of Human Life

Chapter 4: Abortion: The Trial of Kenneth Edelin

Chapter 5: Assisted Reproduction, Multiple Births and Elderly Parents--Time to Regulate?

Chapter 6: Embryos, Stem Cells, and Cloning

Chapter 7: The Ethics Of Treating Impaired Babies

Chapter 8 Can Medical Research on Animals Be Justified? The Gennarelli and Taub Cases
Section III Interlude for Ethical Theory

Chapter 9: Research on Human Subjects
Section IV: Classic Cases about Research

Chapter 10: Surgeons' Desire for Fame: The Ethics of the First Heart, Hand & Face Transplants

Chapter 11: Human Subjects: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Chapter 12: Using One Baby for Another: Babies Fae, Gabriel, & Theresa, and Conjoined Twins

Chapter 13: Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment: The Case of Joyce Brown

Chapter 14: Testing In Advance For Genetic Disease
Section V: Classic Cases about Individual Rights versus the Public Good

Chapter 15: Preventing the Global Spread of AIDS

Chapter 16: Medicine and Inequality

Chapter 17: David Reimer, the "John/Joan Case"

Chapter 18: Ethical Theories and Bioethics
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