Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Bioethical Issues

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Bioethical Issues

by Carol Levine

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Bioethical Issues by Carol Levine

This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in bioethics. The "yes" and "no" readings, which represent the arguments of leading philosophers and social commentators, discuss topics such as death and dying; choices in reproduction; children and bioethics and genetics. Adopters can use the student Web site Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/) for study support and to find related Web sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072868876
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 06/09/2003
Series: Taking Sides Ser.
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 377
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1. Medical Decision MakingISSUE 1. Is Informed Consent Still Central to Medical Ethics? YES: Robert M. Arnold and Charles W. Lidz, from “Informed Consent: Clinical Aspects of Consent in Health Care,” in Warren T. Reich, ed., Encyclopedia of Bioethics, vol. 3, rev. ed. (Simon & Schuster, 1995) NO: Robert M. Veatch, from “Abandoning Informed Consent,” Hastings Center Report (March–April 1995) ISSUE 2. Can Family Interests Ethically Outweigh Patient Autonomy? YES: John Hardwig, from “What About the Family?” Hastings Center Report (March–April 1990) NO: Jeffrey Blustein, from “The Family in Medical Decisionmaking,” Hastings Center Report (May–June 1993) ISSUE 3. Does Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Medication Enhance Patient Autonomy? (and more...)

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