The Basics of Bioethics

The Basics of Bioethics

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For short undergraduate courses or course segments in Bioethics and Ethics in departments of Philosophy and Religion; Social Problems courses in Sociology departments; and courses in Medical Ethics or Biomedical Ethics in Medical schools and Schools of Nursing.This brief summary of the issues of biomedical ethics provides a balanced, systematic, unbiased framework designed to help students understand and analyze a wide range of topics that are currently controversial in medicine-or that are likely to arise in the future. Broad in scope, it considers ethical systems from various religious and secular traditions, including those of non-western cultures such as Asian religious and secular traditions. Topics include the history of codes of ethics; the definition of death, abortion, animal rights and welfare; problems in deciding what will benefit patients; confidentiality, truth-telling, informed consent; the care of the terminally ill; genetics, birth technologies; and problems of social ethics, including resource allocation, organ transplant, and human subjects more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 10mm | 240g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130839760
  • 9780130839763

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1. The Hippocratic Oath and Its Challengers: A Brief History. 2. Defining Death, Abortion, and Animal Welfare: The Basis of Moral Standing. 3. Problems in Benefiting and Avoiding Harm to the Patient. 4. The Ethics of Respect for Persons: Breaking Promises, Cheating, and Lying and Why Physicians Have Considered Them Ethical. 5. The Principle of Avoidance of Killing. 6. Death and Dying: The Incompetent Patient. 7. The Social Ethics of Medicine: Allocation of Resources, Transplantation, and Human Subjects Research. 8. Human Control of Life: Genetics, Birth Technologies and Modifying Human Nature. Appendix: Hippocratic Oath. Appendix: Principles of Medical Ethics (1980) of the American Medical Association. more

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