Health Care Ethics : Principles and Problems
For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Medical Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Nursing Ethics, or Health Care Ethics.This clear, accessible text/reference explores the full range of contemporary issues in health care ethics from a practical wisdom philosophical perspective. The authors present the fundamental concerns of modern medical ethics-autonomy, beneficence, justice, and confidentiality-then provide analysis, cases, and insights from professional literature to develop problems. Principles are applied directly to cases, and many examples are used to illustrate issues. Throughout, the discussion starts with larger issues or concepts and principles and then focuses on specific problems or complications.
- Paperback | 358 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
- 29 Jun 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 4th edition
Table of contents
PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH CARE ETHICS. 1. Ethics, Professional Ethics, and Health Care Ethics. 2. Principles of Autonomy and Informed Consent. 3. Principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence. 4. The Ethics of Distribution. 5. Principles of Confidentiality and Truthfulness. PROBLEMS OF HEALTH CARE ETHICS. 6. Professional Standards and Institutional Ethics. 7. Ethical Problems of Death and Dying. 8. Abortion and Maternal-Fetal Conflict. 9. New Methods of Reproduction. 10. The Ethics of Transplants. 11. The Ethics of Testing and Screening. 12. The Ethics of Biomedical Research. References. Index.