The Patient As Person / Edition 2

The Patient As Person / Edition 2

by Paul Ramsey, Margaret Farley, Albert R. Jonsen, Marcia R. Wood
     
 

As physicians are faced with new and wonderful options for saving lives, transplanting organs, and furthering research, they also must wrestle with new and troubling choices-who should receive scarce and vital treatment, how we determine when life ends, what limits should be placed on care for the dying, and more. This book by renowned theologian Paul Ramsey, first… See more details below

Overview

As physicians are faced with new and wonderful options for saving lives, transplanting organs, and furthering research, they also must wrestle with new and troubling choices-who should receive scarce and vital treatment, how we determine when life ends, what limits should be placed on care for the dying, and more. This book by renowned theologian Paul Ramsey, first published thirty years ago, anticipated these moral and ethical issues and addressed them with cogency and power, providing the intellectual foundations for the field of bioethics. This second edition of Ramsey's classic work includes a new foreword by Margaret Farley and essays by Albert R. Jonsen and William F. May that help to locate and interpret Ramsey historically and intellectually.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093964
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
The Institution for Social and Policy St
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
342
Sales rank:
1,469,510
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
"The Structure of an Ethical Revolution: Paul Ramsey, The Beecher Lectures, and the Birth of Bioethics"
"The Patient as Person: Beyond Ramsey's Beecher Lectures"
Preface
1Consent as a Canon of Loyalty with Special Reference to Children in Medical Investigations1
Ethics in the Consent Situation3
The Ethics of Consent5
Research Involving Children or Incompetents11
The Guidelines19
Pro and Con26
Children in Institutions40
2On Updating Procedures for Stating That a Man Has Died59
The Challenge to Old-Fashioned Death59
What Death Is and Telling That Death Has Occurred63
Updating Death68
The Harvard Report89
On Not Confusing Death with Stopping Extraordinary Means98
On Not Confusing Death with "Organ Donor Eligibility"101
3On (Only) Caring for the Dying113
The Problem114
Ordinary and Extraordinary Means118
The Morality of (Only) Caring for the Dying124
The Process of Dying132
Caring for the Seriously Ill and the Irreversibly Ill136
The Same Objection from Two Opposite Extremes144
Two Possible Qualifications of Our Duty Always to Care for the Dying157
4The Self-Giving of Vital Organs: A Case Study in Comparative Ethics165
Am I My Twin Brother's Keeper?165
The State of the Question in Roman Catholic Morals175
Transimplantation as a Single, Uninterrupted Action181
The State of the Question in a Possible Protestant Position185
A Meditation on Medicine's Ministry to the Flesh188
5Giving or Taking Cadaver Organs for Transplants198
6A Caveat on Heart Transplants216
In the Prism of a Far Away Case216
Heart Transplants as Investigational Trials221
Heart Transplants as Treatment, Elective Only227
7Choosing How to Choose: Patients and Sparse Medical Resources239
Let the Better Man Live242
A Human Lottery?252
All Should Die When Not all Can Be Saved259
How Shall Sparse Medical Resources Be Distributed Justly?266
Index277

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