Bioethics

Bioethics : Principles, Issues and Cases

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Vaughn offers a hybrid of text, readings and cases to provide a current, accessible introdution to the philosophical, medical, scientific, social and legal aspects of key bioethics issues. Topics covered include paternalism, patient autonomy, truth telling, informed consent, abortion, in vitro fertilisation, cloning, impaired infants, embryonic stem-cell dilemmas, genetic engineering, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, human and animal research, inequities in access to medical treatment, HIV/AIDS in Africa and health care costs.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 1,179.33g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195182820
  • 9780195182828
  • 1,455,138

About Lewis Vaughn

Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of several books, including: The Power of Critical Thinking, Third Edition (forthcoming from OUP, 9/09); How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age, Fifth Edition (2007); Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues (2007); Doing Philosophy: An Introduction Through Thought Experiments, Third Edition (2006); and Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays (OUP, 2005).show more

Table of contents

PART I: PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES; 1. Moral Reasoning in Bioethics; 2. Bioethics and Moral Theories; PART II: PHYSICIAN AND PATIENT; 3. Paternalism and Patient Autonomy; 4. Truth Telling and Confidentiality; 5. Informed Consent; 6. Human Research; PART III: LIFE AND DEATH; 7. Abortion; 8. Reproductive Technology; 9. Genetic Choices; 10. Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide; PART IV: JUSTICE AND HEALTH CARE; 11. Dividing up Health Care Resourcesshow more

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