ISBN-10:
0195144309
ISBN-13:
9780195144307
Pub. Date:
07/22/2004
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Biomedical Ethics

Biomedical Ethics

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ISBN-13: 9780195144307
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/22/2004
Series: Fundamentals of Philosophy Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Walter Glannon is Canada Research Chair in Medical Bioethics and Ethical Theory at the University of Calgary, where he is Associate Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Community Health Sciences.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1History and Theories1
Introduction
The Need for Theories
Consequentialism and Deontology
Virtue Ethics and Feminist Ethics
Communitarianism and Liberalism
The Rejection of Theories: Casuistry and Cultural Relativism
Conclusion
Selected Readings
2The Patient-Doctor Relationship23
Introduction
Informed Consent
Therapeutic Privilege
Confidentiality
Cross-Cultural Relations
What Sort of Doctors Do We Need?
Conclusion
Selected Readings
3Medical Research on Humans47
Introduction
Design of Clinical Trials
Equipoise, Randomization, and Placebos
Problems with Consent Vulnerable Populations
Protections and Justice
Conclusion
Selected Readings
4Reproductive Rights and Technologies71
Introduction
Abortion
The Moral Status of Embryos
Surrogate Pregnancy
Sex Selection
Cloning
Conclusion
Selected Readings
5Genetics95
Introduction
Genetic Testing and Screening
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Gene Therapy
Genetic Enhancement
Eugenics
Conclusion
Selected Readings
6Medical Decisions at the End of Life119
Introduction
Defining Death
Withdrawing and Withholding Treatment
Double Effect
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Futility
Conclusion
Selected Readings
7Allocating Scarce Medical Resources143
Introduction
Setting Priorities
Quality-Adjusted Life-Years
Age-Based Rationing
Organ Transplantation
Two-Tiered Health Care
Conclusion
Selected Readings
Index167

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