Medical Ethics / Edition 2

Medical Ethics / Edition 2

by Robert M. Veatch
     
 

Fourteen leading authorities in their respective fields provide the mo st comprehensive and current survey of issues in medical ethics ever w ritten. Each author is given the opportunity to write a chapter survey ing a critical issue in one of the major subject areas in medical ethi cs. Within each chapter, the author develops a discussion of the criti cal concepts

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Fourteen leading authorities in their respective fields provide the mo st comprehensive and current survey of issues in medical ethics ever w ritten. Each author is given the opportunity to write a chapter survey ing a critical issue in one of the major subject areas in medical ethi cs. Within each chapter, the author develops a discussion of the criti cal concepts, arguments and positions in a particular facet of medical ethics, without arguing for one position or another. Since the first edition of Medical Ethics in 1989, important changes have occurred tha t affect every chapter in this book. To address these changes, Robert Veatch has asked the original contributors to address the developments of the past six years. Additionally, Ronald Bayer has contributed a n ew chapter on AIDS and ethics. Norman Daniels, former member of the et hics advisory group for President Clinton's Health Care Task Force, pr ovides a framework for understanding the ethical dimension of the heal th care policy debate.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867209747
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
2E
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
1Medical Ethics: An Introduction1
2The Normative Principles of Medical Ethics29
3The Concepts of Health, Illness, and Disease57
4The Physician-Patient Relationship75
5Limiting Procreation103
6Human Experimentation135
7Informed Consent185
8Reproductive Technologies and Genetics209
9Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation239
10Moral Problems in Psychiatry: The Role of Value Judgments in Psychiatric Practice275
11Health-Care Delivery and Resource Allocation321
12Death and Dying363
13AIDS and Ethics395
14National Health-Care Reform415
Glossary443
Index447

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