Issues in Health Care Ethics

Issues in Health Care Ethics

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For courses in Medical Ethics. This comprehensive and practical text offers up-to-date coverage of the major ethical issues in contemporary health care. It explores topics such as moral responses to new technologies, ethical responses to sickness, and ethical issues at the end of life. The author describes the nature of professional responsibility of health care providers, and discusses systematic issues with an eye toward establishing an ethical health care delivery system in the United more

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  • Paperback | 323 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130122300
  • 9780130122308

Table of contents

I. FORMULATING A MORAL METHODOLOGY. 1. Ethical Decision-making in the Health Care Context. II. ETHICAL ISSUES AT LIFE'S BEGINNING. 2. Abortion. 3. Assisted Reproduction and Cloning. 4. Caring for Compromised Newborns. III. MORAL RESPONSES TO NEW TECHNOLOGIES. 5. Applications of Genetic Science. 6. Fetal Tissue: Research and Transplants. 7. Artificially Provided Nutrition and Hydration. IV. ETHICAL RESPONSES TO SICKNESS. 8. HIV/AIDS. 9. Experimentation in Medicine. 10. Organ Retrieval and Transplantation. V. ETHICAL ISSUES AT THE END OF LIFE. 11. Advance Directives. 12. Euthanasia. 13. Treatment of the Terminally Ill: Important Distinctions. VI. ETHICAL ISSUES FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. 14. Paternalism and Autonomy. 15. Professionalism in Health Care Occupations. VII. MEDICINE AND THE COMMON GOOD. 16. Roles of the Courts, Government and Professional Societies in Health Care Ethics. 17. Providing Health Care in the United States. Appendix: Continued Reading and Research on Issues in Health Care Ethics. more