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.
Table of ContentsPART 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...)