Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Principles of Biomedical Ethics

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This book first appeared in 1979, and was an attempt to elucidate the underlying principles of medical ethics in non-technical language. Rather than taking a topical approach to ethical issues, the authors systematically analyzed the principles of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence and justice to provide an integrated framework through which diverse moral problems could be handled. For the third edition, the authors have provided new material on autonomy and informed consent, virtue, privacy, supererogation, rationing, death and dying, clinical research, AIDs and many other issues. This text has a sharper clinical focus. Many new cases have been added, and short case vignettes have been woven into the text.
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0195059026
  • 9780195059021

About Tom L. Beauchamp

About the Authors Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at The Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He is the coauthor of The Virtuous Journalist (Oxford, 1987) and A History and Theory of Informed Consent (Oxford, 1986). James F. Childress is Professor of Religious Studies and Medical Education at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Who Should Decide? Paternalism in Health Care (Oxford, cloth, 1982; paper, 1985).
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Table of contents

Morality and ethical theory; types of ethical theory; the principle of respect for autonomy; the principle of nonmaleficence; the principle of beneficence; the principle of justice; professional-patient relationships; ideals, virtues and conscientiousness.
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