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Contemporary Readings in Biomedical Ethics by Walter Glannon
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This anthology of 42 readings is most appropriate for the introductory biomedical ethics course. The book begins with the author's thorough introduction to the history and theories of biomedical ethics. The readings that follow are organized by the most important topics in the field, including the patient-physician relationship, reproductive rights, and technologies, genetics, and death and dying. The text is logically arranged and provides a superb, current introduction to the biomedical ethics field.

Table of Contents

Part 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY, THEORIES, AND METHODS OF BIOMEDICAL ETHICS. Part 2: THE PATIENT-PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIP. Ezekiel Emanuel and Linda Emanuel, Four Models of the Physician-Patient Relationship. Marc Rodwin, Conflicts in Managed Care. Robert Veatch, When Should the Patient Know? The Death of the Therapeutic Privilege. Jennifer Jackson, Telling the Truth. Lawrence Gostin, Informed Consent, Cultural Sensitivity, and Respect for Persons. Nancy Jecker, Joseph Carrese, and Robert Pearlman, Caring for Patients in Cross-Cultural Settings. Ruth Macklin, The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Different Cultures. Part 3: RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS. Jay Katz, "Ethics and Clinical Research" Revisited--A Tribute to Henry K. Beecher. Benjamin Freedman, Equipoise and the Ethics of Clinical Research. Peter P. De Deyn and Rudi D'Hooge, Placebos in Clinical Practice and Research. Robert D. Truog, Walter Robinson, Adrienne Randolph, and Alan Morris, Is Informed Consent Always Necessary for Randomized, Controlled Trials? Baruch Brody, Research on the Vulnerable Sick. Alexander Capron, Ethical and Human-Rights Issues in Research on Mental Disorders that May Affect Decision-Making Capacity. Lainie Friedman Ross, The Child as Research Subject. Part 4: REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND TECHNOLOGIES. Mary Briody Mahowald, Fertility Enhancements and the Right to Have a Baby. Lori Andrews, Surrogate Motherhood: The Challenge for Feminists. Susan Mattingly, The Maternal-Fetal Dyad: Exploring the Two-Patient Obstetric Model. Christine Overall, Selective Termination of Pregnancy and Women's Reproductive Autonomy. John Harris, Goodbye Dolly? The Ethics of Human Cloning. Lori Andrews, Mom, Dad, Clone: Implications for Reproductive Privacy. Jonathan Berkowitz and Jack Snyder, Racism and Sexism in Medically Assisted Conception. Part 5: GENETICS. LeRoy Walters and Julie Gage Palmer, Ethical Issues. Patricia Baird, Altering Human Genes: Social, Ethical, and Legal Implications. Philip Kitcher, Inescapable Eugenics. Eric Juengst, Can Enhancement be Distinguished from Prevention in Genetic Medicine? Heather Draper and Ruth Chadwick, Beware! Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis may Solve Some Old Problems but It Also Raises New Ones. Maxwell Mehlman and Jeffrey Botkin, Genetic Technologies and the Challenge to Equality. Geron Ethics Advisory Board, Research with Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Ethical Considerations. Part 6: DEATH AND DYING. Timothy Quill, Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making. Edmund Pellegrino, Distortion of the Healing Relationship. Dan Brock, Voluntary Active Euthanasia. Margaret Battin, Is a Physician Ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die? Leon Kass, Is There a Right do Die? Stuart Youngner, Who Defines Futility? Rosamond Rhodes, Futility and the Goals of Medicine. Part 7: ALLOCATION OF SCARCE MEDICAL RESOURCES. Daniel Callahan, Allocating Resources to the Elderly. Norman Daniels, A Lifespan Approach to Health Care. Robert Veatch, How Age Should Matter: Justice as the Basis for Limiting Care to the Elderly. John Harris, QALYfying the Value of Life. Robert Truog, Triage in the ICU. Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, American Medical Association, Ethical Considerations in the Allocation of Organs and Other Scare Medical Resources Among Patients. Charles Dougherty, Cost Containment.
Release date NZ
June 22nd, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
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