Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases

Paperback | February 25, 2014

byGregory Pence

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Gregory Pence helped found the Bioethics field and has published in this area for forty years. In this text his single, authorial voice integrates descriptions of some of the most famous bioethics cases and their issues. The text is the only one that follows cases over decades to tell readers what did, and often, what did not, happen. This new edition retains in-depth discussion of famous cases, while providing updated, detailed analysis of newly raised issues.

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Gregory Pence helped found the Bioethics field and has published in this area for forty years. In this text his single, authorial voice integrates descriptions of some of the most famous bioethics cases and their issues. The text is the only one that follows cases over decades to tell readers what did, and often, what did not, happen. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6.3 × 0.7 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0078038456

ISBN - 13:9780078038457

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Ethical Reasoning, Moral Theories, Principles, and Bioethics

Chapter 2: Requests to Die: Non-Terminal Patients

Chapter 3: Requests to Die: Terminal Patients

Chapter 4: Comas: Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan, and Terri Schiavo

Chapter 5: Abortion: The Trial of Kenneth Edelin

Chapter 6: Assisted Reproduction, Multiple Births and Elderly Parents

Chapter 7: Embryos, Stem Cells, and Cloning

Chapter 8 The Ethics of Treating Impaired Babies

Chapter 9: Medical Research on Animals

Chapter 10: Medical Research on Vulnerable Human Subjects

Chapter 11: Surgeons' Desire for Fame and Ethics of First Transplants

Chapter 12: Just Distribution of Organs: God Committee and Personal Responsibility

Chapter 13: Using One Baby for Another: Babies Fae, Gabriel, & Theresa, and Conjoined

Chapter 14: Ethical Issues of Intersex and Transgender Persons

Chapter 15: Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment The Case of Joyce Brown

Chapter 16: Ethical Issues in Testing for Genetic Disease

Chapter 17: Ethical Issues in Stopping the Global Spread of AIDS

Chapter 18: Ethical Issues with the Affordable Care Act

Chapter 19: Ethical Issues in Medical Enhancement