Medical Ethics / Edition 2

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Overview

A collection of readings on topics such as abortion, organ transplantation, and HIV. Valuable for practitioners, and students of medical ethics.

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David Thomasma, PhD (Loyola University Medical Center)
Description: This is a thoroughly revised new edition of a 1989 book, edited by one of the premier medical ethicists in the field.
Purpose: The original conception was that medical ethics had grown so significantly that a textbook should be produced modeled on those in medicine itself, with chapters contributed by leading authorities who would summarize issues and developments in their subspecialty. Major changes in the past five years in medical ethics, including rethinking the role of principles and new ethical issues, necessitated the revised edition.
Audience: The audience is primarily students of medical ethics, either health professionals or preprofessionals, although established professionals and ethicists will also find the book helpful. Each chapter begins with a summary of issues to be explored and concludes with questions and references for further study.
Features: This version retains the original contributors and adds two new ones for chapters on AIDS and on healthcare reform. The earlier chapters are devoted to professional codes of ethics, ethical theories, concepts of health and disease, and the doctor-patient relationship, and the later ones to specific ethical issues of reproduction, human experimentation, consent, genetics, organ transplantation, psychiatric issues, allocation of health care, death and dying, AIDS, and healthcare reform. Chapter authors are the leading authorities in these topics.
Assessment: In this excellent update of an important text, the topics reflect the public policy orientation of the editor. Missing are many clinical ethics issues. Nonetheless, I recommend this book as an essential way to learn about major areas in medical ethics.
David Thomasma
This is a thoroughly revised new edition of a 1989 book, edited by one of the premier medical ethicists in the field. The original conception was that medical ethics had grown so significantly that a textbook should be produced modeled on those in medicine itself, with chapters contributed by leading authorities who would summarize issues and developments in their subspecialty. Major changes in the past five years in medical ethics, including rethinking the role of principles and new ethical issues, necessitated the revised edition. The audience is primarily students of medical ethics, either health professionals or preprofessionals, although established professionals and ethicists will also find the book helpful. Each chapter begins with a summary of issues to be explored and concludes with questions and references for further study. This version retains the original contributors and adds two new ones for chapters on AIDS and on healthcare reform. The earlier chapters are devoted to professional codes of ethics, ethical theories, concepts of health and disease, and the doctor-patient relationship, and the later ones to specific ethical issues of reproduction, human experimentation, consent, genetics, organ transplantation, psychiatric issues, allocation of health care, death and dying, AIDS, and healthcare reform. Chapter authors are the leading authorities in these topics. In this excellent update of an important text, the topics reflect the public policy orientation of the editor. Missing are many clinical ethics issues. Nonetheless, I recommend this book as an essential way to learn about major areas in medical ethics.
Booknews
Twelve contributors discuss critical issues affecting medical ethics. Topics include: the normative principles of medical ethics, concepts of health and disease, the physician-patient relationship, human experimentation, informed consent, genetics, ethical issues in organ transplantation, and moral problems in psychiatry. Glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867209747
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Preface to the First Edition
1 Medical Ethics: An Introduction 1
2 The Normative Principles of Medical Ethics 29
3 The Concepts of Health, Illness, and Disease 57
4 The Physician-Patient Relationship 75
5 Limiting Procreation 103
6 Human Experimentation 135
7 Informed Consent 185
8 Reproductive Technologies and Genetics 209
9 Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation 239
10 Moral Problems in Psychiatry: The Role of Value Judgments in Psychiatric Practice 275
11 Health-Care Delivery and Resource Allocation 321
12 Death and Dying 363
13 AIDS and Ethics 395
14 National Health-Care Reform 415
Glossary 443
Index 447
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