ISBN-10:
0884899446
ISBN-13:
2900884899449
Pub. Date:
09/21/2007
Publisher:
Saint Mary's Press
Introduction to Health Care Ethics: Theological Foundations, Contemporary Issues, and Controversial Cases / Edition 1

Introduction to Health Care Ethics: Theological Foundations, Contemporary Issues, and Controversial Cases / Edition 1

by Michael R. Panicola
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Overview


An ideal introduction to health care ethics for students who are unfamiliar with the subject area. Author-ethicists Michael Panicola, David Belde, John Paul Slosar, and Mark Repenshek have crafted a text grounded in rich theological and philosophical traditions and presented in an engaging manner. This text provides students with an understanding of the foundational aspects of health care ethics and leads them into a discussion of contemporary issues through the use of timely and challenging case studies. A unique focus on discernment and decision making brings the material to life for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900884899449
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Publication date: 09/21/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
1 Ethics and Its Role in Health Care Context for Understanding Understanding Ethics Understanding Health Care Ethics Conclusion and Next Steps

2 How We Make Ethical Decisions Common Approaches to Ethics Classic Ethical Theories Ethical Theories in Personal Decision Making Conclusion and Next Steps

3 The Bases for Our Decisions A Proposed Normative Basis Describing a Normative Basis Conclusion and Next Steps

4 Making Good Decisions The Role of Discernment Discernment as a Virtue Discernment as a Process Conclusion and Next Steps

5 Abortion and Maternal-Fetal Care Setting the Context: Clinical and Legal Considerations Discussion: Ethical Issues and Analysis Conclusion

6 Care of Critically Ill Newborns Fateful Decisions in the Neonatal Context Setting the Context: The Evolution of Neonatal Medicine Discussion: Ethical Issues and Analysis Conclusion

7 Forgoing Treatment at the End of Life Setting the Context: Framework for Forgoing Treatment Decisions Discussion: Ethical Issues and Analysis Conclusion

8 Controversies in the Care of the Dying Setting the Context: Underlying Distortions in Contemporary End-of-Life Care Discussion: Ethical Issues and Analysis Conclusion

9 Reproductive Technology and the Quest for Off spring Ethics at the Intersection of Technology and Procreation Setting the Context: The Science of Reproductive Technology Discussion: Ethical Issues and Analysis Conclusion

10 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning What Cost a Cure•
Setting the Context: The Science and Politics of Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Discussion: Ethical Issues and Analysis Conclusion

11Genomics and Genetic Testing Setting the Context: Genes and Genomics Discussion: Ethical Issues and Analysis Conclusion

12 Medical Research on Humans Balancing Scientific Inquiry and Human Dignity Setting the Context: Basic Concepts and Definitions in Research on Human Beings Discussion: Ethical Issues and Analysis Conclusion Index

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