The Basics of Bioethics / Edition 1

The Basics of Bioethics / Edition 1

by Robert M. Veatch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130839760

ISBN-13: 9780130839763

Pub. Date: 11/11/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

Robert M. Veatch provides an introductory, comprehensive discussion of the major issues and theories in biomedical ethics. Developed from his own courses taught in schools of medicine and nursing, as well as undergraduate philosophy and religion courses, Veatch's text presents a systematic comparison of bioethical theory and examines the major issues faced

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Robert M. Veatch provides an introductory, comprehensive discussion of the major issues and theories in biomedical ethics. Developed from his own courses taught in schools of medicine and nursing, as well as undergraduate philosophy and religion courses, Veatch's text presents a systematic comparison of bioethical theory and examines the major issues faced in clinical and health policy settings.

New to the Second Edition!

  • New opening chapter summarizing ethical theory as precursor to work in bioethics
  • Completely updated treatment of new developments in bioethics, including laws on euthanasia in The Netherlands, a discussion of the Gelsinger Case (on gene therapy), and stem cell research
  • New chapter on methods for resolving conflict among competing ethical principles
  • All-encompassing chart detailing four major questions in ethics and their respective answers
  • New chapter on virtues in the health professions

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130839763
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/11/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

List of Cases
List of Figures
Preface
Ch. 1A Map of the Terrain of Ethics1
Ch. 2The Hippocratic Oath and Its Challengers: A Brief History13
Ch. 3Defining Death, Abortion, and Animal Welfare: The Basis of Moral Standing28
Ch. 4Problems in Benefitting and Avoiding Harm to the Patient47
Ch. 5The Ethics of Respect for Persons: Lying, Cheating, and Breaking Promises and Why64
Ch. 6The Principle of Avoiding Killing88
Ch. 7Death and Dying: The Incompetent Patient105
Ch. 8Social Ethics of Medicine: Allocation of Resources, Transplantation, and Human Subjects Research121
Ch. 9Human Control of Life: Genetics, Birth Technologies and Modifying Human Nature148
Ch. 10Resolving Conflicts Among Principles167
Ch. 11The Virtues in Bioethics184
AppHippocratic Oath193
AppPrinciples of Medical Ethics (2001) of the American Medical Association194
Index195

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