By: Lewis Vaughn
686 pages, no illustrations
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.
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;
8. Reproductive Technology;
9. Genetic Choices;
10. Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide;
PART IV: JUSTICE AND HEALTH CARE;
11. Dividing up Health Care Resources
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