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Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues For The 21St Century / Edition 2

Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues For The 21St Century / Edition 2

by Eileen E. Morrison, John F. MonagleEileen E. Morrison
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Building on the wisdom and forward thinking of authors John Monagle and David Thomasa, this thorough revision of Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century brings the reader up-to-date on the most important issues in biomedical ethics today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763745264
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 03/20/2008
Edition description: 2E
Pages: 441
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

About the Author xi

Preface xiii

Part I Foundations in Theory 1

Chapter 1 Theory of Health Care Ethics James Summers 3

Chapter 2 Principles of Health Care Ethics James Summers 41

Part II Critical Issues for Individuals 59

Chapter 3 The Moral Status of Gametes and Embryos: Storage and Surrogacy Glenn C. Graber 61

Chapter 4 The Ethical Challenge of the New Reproductive Technology Sidney Callahan 71

Chapter 5 Abortion: The Unexplored Middle Ground Olga Carol Petrozella 87

Chapter 6 Proposals for Human Cloning: A Review and Ethical Evaluation Kevin T. Fitzgerald 99

Chapter 7 Competency: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters Byron Chell 110

Chapter 8 The Patient Self-Determination Act David B. Clarke 123

Chapter 9 Older People and Long-Term Care: Issues of Access Janet Gardner-Ray 167

Chapter 10 Respecting Autonomy of Elders in Nursing Homes George J. Agich 184

Chapter 11 Death, Medicine, and Moral Significance of Family Decision Making James Lindemann Nelson 201

Chapter 12 Ethical Issues in the Use of Fluids and Nutrition: When Can They Be Withdrawn? T. Patrick Hill 210

Chapter 13 Ethical Issues Concerning Physician-Assisted Death Barbara Supanich 222

Part III Critical Issues For Health Care Organizations 235

Chapter 14 Health Care Institutional Ethics: Broader than Clinical Ethics Carrie S. Zoubul 237

Chapter 15 Hospital Ethics Committees: Rules, Membership Structure, and Difficulties John F. Monagle Michael P. West 251

Chapter 16 Ethically-Important Distinctions Among Managed Care Organizations Jessica Moore 267

Chapter 17 Bioethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care KennethV. Iverson 283

Chapter 18 High-Technology Home Care: Critical Issues and Ethical Choices Melissa F. Brandon 297

Chapter 19 Spirituality in Health Care Organizations Dexter Freeman Eileen E. Morrison 321

Part IV Critical Issues in Societal Health 337

Chapter 20 Equality and Inequality in American Health Care Nicholas King 339

Chapter 21 Is Rationing of Health Care Ethically Defensible? Chris Hackler 355

Chapter 22 Domestic Violence: Changing Theory, Changing Practice Carole Warshaw 365

Chapter 23 Ethics Issues in Disaster Relief Eileen E. Morrison Karen J. Bawel-Brinkley 382

Chapter 24 Looking Toward the Future Eileen E. Morrison 397

Glossary 409

Index 419

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