ISBN-10:
0878403981
ISBN-13:
9780878403981
Pub. Date:
09/28/2003
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Taking Issue: Pluralism and Casuistry in Bioethics

Taking Issue: Pluralism and Casuistry in Bioethics

by Baruch A. Brody

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878403981
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Baruch A. Brody is the Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also a professor of philosophy at Rice University and director of the Ethics program at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. He is the author of The Ethics of Biomedical Research: An International Perspective and Life and Death Decision Making.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I. Methodology

1. Pluralistic Moral Theory2. Intuitions and Objective Moral Knowledge3. Assessing Empirical Research in Bioethics

Part II. Research Ethics

4. Research Ethics: International Perspectives5. The Ethics of Controlled Clinical Trials6. In Cases of Emergency, No Need for Consent7. Making Informed Consent Meaningful8. When Are Placebo Controlled Trials No Longer Appropriate?9. Ethical Issues in Clinical Trials in Developing Countries10. The New Declaration of Helsinki May Be Dangerous to the Health of Developing Countries11. Defending Animal Research: An International Perspective

Part III. Clinical Ethics

12. Withdrawl of Treatment versus Killing of Patients13. Special Ethical Issues in the Management of Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) Patients14. The Role of Futility in Health Care Reform15. How Much of the Brain Must Be Dead?

Part IV. Jewish Medical Ethics

16. Jewish Reflections on Life and Death Decision Making17. A Historical Introduction to Jewish Casuistry on Suicide and Euthanasia18. The Use of Halakhik Material in Discussions of Medical Ethics

Index

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Nancy Neveloff Dubler

Dr. Brody has crafted a set of lucid and compelling arguments for the utility and integrity of moral pluralism. His collected essays challenge the ethics orthodoxy to submit conventional views to a fresh analysis.

From the Publisher

"Dr. Brody has crafted a set of lucid and compelling arguments for the utility and integrity of moral pluralism. His collected essays challenge the ethics orthodoxy to submit conventional views to a fresh analysis." -- Nancy Neveloff Dubler, LLB, director, Division of Bioethics, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and professor of bioethics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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