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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 Thomasma David


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ISBN-13: 9780763728885
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 06/08/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 614
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES * Proposals for Human Cloning: A Review and Ethical Evaluation * The Moral Status of Gametes and Embryos: Storage and Surrogacy * Prenatal Diagnosis and the Ethics of Uncertainty * Prenatal Diagnosis of Fetal Disorders: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues * The Ethical Challenge of the New Reproductive Technology * Ethical Considerations of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Embryo Selection * Abortion: The Unexplored Middle Ground * Women, Fetuses, Physicians, and the State: Pregnancy and Medical Ethics in the 21st Century * ADULT MEDICINE * The Family in Medical Decisionmaking * The Patient Self-Determination Act * Competency: What It Is, What It isn’ t, and Why It Matters * Domestic Violence: Changing Theory, Changing Practicer * Bioethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care * High-Technology Home Care: Critical Issues and Ethical Choices * The Plight of Deinstitutionalized Chronic Schizophrenics: Ethical Considerations * Older People and Long-Term Care Issues of Access * Treating Senility and Dementia: Ethical Challenges and Quality-of-Life Judgements * Respecting the Autonomy of Elders in Nursing Homes * The Ethics of Prediction: Genetic Risk and the Physician-Patient Relationship * Human Experimentation and Clinical Consent * The Ethics of Research on the Mentally Disabled * AIDS Activists and Their Legacy for Research Policy * The IRB: Current and Future Challenges * Critically Ill and Dying Patients * Ethical Issues in the Use of Fluids and Nutrition: When Can They Be Withdrawn? * Death, Medicine, and the Moral Significance of family Decision Making * Care of the HopelesslyIll: Proposed Clinical Criteria for Physician-Assisted Suicide * Ethical Issues Concerning Physician-Assisted Death * Euthanasia: The Way We Do It, the Way They Do It * The Problem with Futility * Is It Time to Abandon Brain Death? * Waste Not, Want Not: Communities and Presumed Consent * JUSTICE AND ECONOMICS IN HEALTH CARE * Intergenerational Justice: Is It Possible? * Gender and Health Insurance * Is Rationing of Health Care Ethically Defensible? * The Social Obligations of Health Care Practitioners * Social Systems and Professional Responsibility * Equality and Inequality in American Health Care * INSTITUTIONAL ETHICS * Rationing Health Care: The Ethics of Medical Gatekeeping * Multiculturalism, Bioethics, and End-of-Life Care: Case Narratives of Latino Cancer Patients * Technology, Older Persons, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship * Ethically Important Distinctions among Managed Care Organizations * Outcomes Research: The Answer to All Our Health Care Questions or the Question to All Our Health Care Answers? * Hospital Ethics Committees: Roles, Membership, Structure, and Difficulties * Clinica *l Ethics Consultants: Survey and Practice * Can There Be Educational and Training Standards for Those Conducting Health Care Ethics Consultation? * Health Care Institutional Ethics: Broader Than Clinical Ethics * The Ethics of health Care as a Business * METHODOLOGY * Basic Theories in medical Ethics * A Method of Ethical Decision Making * Getting Down to Cases: The Revival of Casuistry in Bioethics * Literature and Medicine: Contributors to Clinical Practice * Ethically Responsible Creativity * Friendship of an Understanding Heart: A Cognitively Affective Model for Bioethics Decision Making * Bioethics as Social Problem Solving * Intellectual Reasoning: The Challenge for International Bioethics * Bibliography * Index

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