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Doctors' decisions : ethical conflicts in medical practice
Dunstan, G. R. (Gordon Reginald)
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Physical Description:
viii, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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Much of today's writing on medical ethics is strong on philosophical theory or on legal speculation, but weak on practice. In this book, practitioners in a wide range of specialties describe the process of making ethical decisions in their everyday work. A moral philosopher analyzes their conclusions, and the theological implications are developed by a Christian theologian and Rabbinic scholar. Thorough and eclectic, this book should be read by all who seek the good of the profession of medicine.

Table of Contents

1 The Doctor as the Responsible Moral AgentG. R. Dunstan
2 Experiments on Animals in Medical ResearchJ. W. Funder
3 Research on Early Human Embryos in vitroP. Braude
4 Medical Genetics: The Scientist, the Doctor, and the PatientM. Smith and M. F. Smith
5 Cesarean Section: Whose Choice and For Whom?J. Wilde
6 Some Ethical Issues in Neonatal CareA. G. M. Campbell
7 Management of the Child with a Heart DefectE. A. Shinebourne
8 The Care of the Sexually Active Adolescent GirlJ. Hare
9 The Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted DiseasesA. Mindel
10 Ethics in a College Health ServiceR. Gillon
11 Ethics in General PracticeM. Linnett
12 Clinical Oncology: Medical and Surgical PracticeS. Spiro
13 The Epistemology of SurgeryM. Baum
14 Choices in PsychiatryM. Lipsedge
15 Ethics in PsychotherapyS. Bloch and T. Larkin
16 Medical and Ethical Decisions in the Pharmaceutical IndustryB. W. Crombie and P. Freedman
17 Ethical Aspects of Intensive CareM. Branthwaite
18 First Know thy Patient: Resolving Multiple Problems in Old AgeE. J. Dunstan
19 Ethics in Terminal CareE. Wilkes
20 Handling Life: Does God Forbid?H. Oppenheimer
21 The Moral Obligations of the Physician in the Rabbinic TraditionJ. David Bleich
22 Authority, Social Policy, and the Doctor-Patient RelationshipP. Byrne