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Title:
Ethical issues in modern medicine
Author:
Arras, John D., 1945-2015.
Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxii, 760 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780767400169
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This comprehensive anthology represents the key issues and problems in the eld of medical ethics through the most up-to-date readings and case studies available. Each of the book's six parts is prefaced with helpful introductions that raise important questions and skillfully contextualize the positions and main points of the articles that follow.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Moral Reasoning in the Medical Context
Part I Foundations of the Health Professional--Patient Relationship
Section 1 Autonomy, Paternalism, and Medical Models
Section 2 Informed Consent
Section 3 Professional Responsibilities: Conflicts of Interest in Managed Care
Section 4 Managed Care and Informed Consent
Part II Defining Death, Forgoing Life-Sustaining Treatment, and Euthanasia
Section 1 The Definition of Death and the Persistent Vegetative State
Section 2 Decisional Capacity and the Right to Refuse Treatment
Section 3 Advance Directives
Section 4 Choosing for Others
Section 5 Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Part III Contraception, Abortion, and Prenatal Diagnosis
Section 1 Controversies over Contraception
Section 2 The Morality of Abortion
Section 3 Procreative Autonomy and Responsibility
Part IV Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Genetics
Section 1 Advocates and Critics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Section 2 Contract Pregnancy, Commodification, and the Family
Section 3 Cloning
Section 4 Genetic Screening and Testing
Part V Experimentation on Human Subjects
Section 1 Social Welfare and Informed Consent
Section 2 Ethics of Randomized Clinical Trials
Section 3 Access to Experimental Therapies and Experimentation on "Vulnerable" Populations
Part VI Allocation, Social Justice, Health Policy
Section 1 Justice and Health Care
Section 2 A Miscellany of Hard Choices
Section 3 Rationing Fairly: Principles and Procedures
Appendix
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