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Methods in Medical Ethics / Edition 1
     

Methods in Medical Ethics / Edition 1

by Jeremy Sugarman, Daniel P. Sulmasy
 

ISBN-10: 0878408738

ISBN-13: 9780878408733

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Medical ethics draws upon methods from a wide array of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, epidemiology, health services research, history, law, medicine, nursing, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology.

In this first book to systematically examine, critique, and challenge some of these disciplines and their methods in light of their

Overview

Medical ethics draws upon methods from a wide array of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, epidemiology, health services research, history, law, medicine, nursing, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology.

In this first book to systematically examine, critique, and challenge some of these disciplines and their methods in light of their influence on medical ethics, leading scholars present particular methods that have played significant roles in the field. The methods addressed include philosophy, religion and theology, professional codes, law, casuistry, history, qualitative research, ethnography, quantitative surveys, experimental methods, and economics and decision science. Reviewing each, they provide descriptions of techniques, critiques, and notes on resources and training. Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are used as an illustration of the richness of multidisciplinary work applied to individual issues. Similarly, genetic testing is used as an example of how multiple descriptive methods may privilege certain findings.

Methods in Medical Ethics is a valuable resource for scholars, teachers, editors, and students in any of the disciplines that have contributed to the field. As a textbook and reference for graduate students and scholars in medical ethics, it offers a rich understanding of the complexities of both moral questions and their answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878408733
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Part I: Overview1. The Many Methods of Medical Ethics (Or, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird)Daniel P. Sulmasy and Jeremy Sugarman2. A Decade of Empirical Research in Medical EthicsJeremy Sugarman, Ruth Faden, and Judith WeinsteinPart II: Methods3. PhilosophyDavid DeGrazia and Tom L. Beauchamp4. Religion and TheologyLisa Sowle Cahill5. Professional CodesEdmund D. Pellegrino6. Legal MethodsJames G. Hodge Jr. and Lawrence O. Gostin7. CasuistryAlbert R. Jonsen8. HistoryDarrel W. Amundsen9. Qualitative MethodsSara Chandros Hull, Holly A. Taylor, and Nancy E. Kass10. Ethnographic MethodsPatricia Loomis Marshall and Barbara A Koenig11. Quantitative SurveysRobert A. Pearlman and Helene E. Starks12. Experimental MethodsMarion Danis, Laura Hanson, and Joanne M. Garrett13. Economics and Decision ScienceDavid A. Asch

Part III: Relationships and Applications14. Research in Medical Ethics: Physician—Assisted Suicide and EuthanasiaDaniel P. Sulmasy15. Research in Medical Ethics: Genetic DiagnosisGail E. Henderson16. Reading the Medical Ethics Literature: A Discourse on MethodDaniel P. SulmasyIndex

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