Bioethics in Canada

Paperback | April 3, 2013

EditorCharles Weijer, Anthony Skelton, Samantha Brennan

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This comprehensive introduction to bioethical issues emphasizes Canadian policies, issues, and scholars. Using the human lifespan as an organizing narrative, Bioethics in Canada explores ethical theories through a diverse selection of readings discussing traditional and cutting-edge topics inthe field.

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This comprehensive introduction to bioethical issues emphasizes Canadian policies, issues, and scholars. Using the human lifespan as an organizing narrative, Bioethics in Canada explores ethical theories through a diverse selection of readings discussing traditional and cutting-edge topics inthe field.

Charles Weijer is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Medicine, is Canada Research Chair in bioethics, and the co-founder of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University, Canada. He is a fellow of the Hastings Center, fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fellow of ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.65 inPublished:April 3, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbout the AuthorsIntroduction1. Conception and EmbryosAgata Sagan and Peter Singer: - The Moral Status of Stem CellsSoren Holm: - The Ethical Case against Stem Cell ResearchCarolyn McLeod and Francoise Baylis: - Feminists on the Inalienability of Human Embryos2. FetusesDon Marquis: - Why Abortion is ImmoralL. Wayne Sumner: - A Third WayMargaret Olivia Little: - Abortion, Intimacy, and the Duty to Gestate3. Procreation and Child RearingJulian Savulescu: - Procreative Beneficence: Why We Should Select the Best ChildrenElizabeth Gedge: - "Healthy" Human Embryos and Symbolic HarmRebecca Kukla: - Measuring Mothering4. Adults and Decision-makingAllan Buchanan and Dan W. Brock: - Deciding for Others: CompetenceBenjamin Freedman: - A Moral Theory of Informed ConsentCheryl Misak: - ICU Psychosis and Patient Autonomy: Some Thoughts from the Inside5. Conflict about Appropriate TreatmentLawrence J. Schneiderman, Nancy S. Jecker, and Albert R. Jonsen: - Medical Futility: Its Meaning and Ethical ImplicationsRobert D. Truog, Allan S. Brett and Joel Frader: - The Problem with FutilityCharles Weijer, Peter A. Singer, Bernard M. Dickens, and Stephen Workman: - Dealing with Demands for Inappropriate Treatment6. Equipoise and Clinical ResearchBenjamin Freedmen: - Equipoise and the Ethics of Clinical ResearchFranklin G. Miller and Howard Brody: - A Critique of Clinical Equipoise: Therapeutic Misconception in the Ethics of Clinical TrialsPaul B. Miller and Charles Weijer: - Trust-based Obligations of the State and Physician-Researchers to Patient- Subjects7. Justice and Access to Health CarePresident's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research: - An Ethical Framework for Access to Health CareJan Narveson: - The Medical Minimum: ZeroJoseph Heath: - Health Care as a Commodity8. Obligations to the Global PoorGopal Sreenivasan: - Health and Justice in our Non-ideal WorldPeter Singer: - The Life You Can SaveRyoa Chung: - Domination and Destitution in an Unjust World9. Assisted Suicide and EuthanasiaUdo Schuklenk, Johannes J. M. van Delden, Jocelyn Downie, Sheila McLean, Ross Upshur, and Daniel Weinstock: - The Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel: End-of-Life Decision MakingBenjamin Freedman: - The Rodriguez Case: Sticky Questions and Slippery AnswersJocelyn Downie and Susan Sherwin: - A Feminist Exploration of Issues Around Assisted Death10. Defining DeathLouis P. Pojman: - What is Death? The Crisis of CriteriaRoland Puccetti: - Does Anyone Survive Neocortical Death?Linda L. Emanuel: - Re-examining Death: The Asymptotic Model and a Bounded Zone Definition11. Harvesting Organs from the DeadAaron Spital, and James Stacey Taylor: - Routine Recovery of Cadaveric Organs for Transplantation: Consistent, Fair, and Life-SavingWalter Glannon: - Do the Sick Have a Right to Cadaveric Organs?Charles A. Erin and John Harris: - An Ethical Market in Human Organs12. Bioethics in a Pluralistic SocietyR.M. Hare: - Public Policy in a Pluralist SocietyDonald C. Ainslie: - Bioethics and the Problem of PluralismWill Kymlicka: - Moral Philosophy and Public Policy: The Case of New Reproductive Technologies13. What is Disease?Christopher Boorse: - On the Distinction between Disease and IllnessIan Hackling: - Madness: Biological or Constructed?Joan C. Callahan: - Menopause: Taking the Cures or Curing the Takes?14. Public HealthJames F. Childress, Ruth R. Faden, Ruth D. Gaare, Lawrence O. Gostin, Jeffrey Kahn, Richard J. Bonnie, Nancy E. Kass, Anna C. Mastroianni, Jonathan D. Moreno, and Phillip Nieburg: - Public Health Ethics: Mapping the TerrainJames Wilson: - Towards a Normative Framework for Public Health Ethics and PolicyAlison K. Thompson, Karen Faith, Jennifer L. Gibson, and Ross E.G. Upshur: - Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: An Ethical Framework to Guide Decision-making15. Research on Non-human AnimalsCarl Cohen: - The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical ResearchTom Regan: - The Rights of Humans and Other AnimalsL. Wayne Sumner: - Animal Welfare and Animals Rights16. NeuroenhancementCarl Elliott: - Pursued by Happiness and Beaten Senseless: Prozac and the American DreamPeter D. Kramer: - The Valorization of Sadness: Alienation and the Melancholic TemperamentWalter Glannon: - Psychopharmacological Enhancement17. Sexual Justice and Health CareAlice M. Miller: - Uneasy Promises: Sexuality, Health, and Human RightsGreta R. Bauer, Rebecca Hammond, Robb Travers, Matthias Kaay, Karin M. Hohenadel, and Michelle Boyce: - "I Don't Think This Is Theoretical; This Is Our Lives:" How Erasure Impacts Health Care for Transgender PeopleAmi Harbin, Brenda Beagan, and Lisa Goldberg: - Discomfort, Judgment, and Health Care for QueersCreditsIndex

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"A large part of a course like this is to give students a look at what ethical reasoning looks like, and more importantly, to get them doing it themselves, reflectively and with each other. This book is well structured for achieving that aim." --Michael Stingl, University of Lethbridge