Biomedical Ethics

Paperback | June 28, 2010

byDavid DeGrazia, Thomas Mappes, Jeffrey Ballard

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This best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments, bioethics programs, as well as schools of medicine and nursing, the collection covers such provocative topics as biomedical enhancement, clinical trials in developing countries, animal research, physician-assisted suicide, and health care reform. The text's effective pedagogical features include chapter introductions, argument sketches, explanations of medical terms, headnotes, and annotated bibliographies.

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This best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments, bioethics programs, as well as schools of medicine and nursing, the collection covers such provocative topics as biomedical enhancement, clini...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 1.1 inPublished:June 28, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073407453

ISBN - 13:9780073407456

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: General Introduction

Chapter 2: The Professional-Patient Relationship

Chapter 3: Contested Therapies and Biomedical Enhancement

Chapter 4: Human and Animal Research

Chapter 5: Death and Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment

Chapter 6: Suicide, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and Active Euthanasia

Chapter 7: Abortion and Embryonic Stem-Cell Research

Chapter 8: Genetics and Human Reproduction

Chapter 9: Social Justice and Health-Care Policy