Ethical Issues In Modern Medicine

 
9780071101561: Ethical Issues In Modern Medicine

This comprehensive anthology represents the key issues and problems in the field of medical ethics through the most up-to-date readings and case studies available. Each of the book’s six parts is prefaced with helpful introductions that raise important questions and skillfully contextualize the positions and main points of the articles that follow.

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Title: Ethical Issues In Modern Medicine <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Bonnie Steinbock <>Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Higher Education

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Coverage of ethical theories: The introduction, "Moral Reasoning in the Medical Context," discusses the complete array of theoretical perspectives including feminist, virtue, and communitarian ethics.
Thoughtful introductions: Each of the book's six parts is prefaced with helpful introductions that raise important questions and skillfully contextualize the positions and main points of the articles that follow.
Inclusion of case studies: 16 case studies discuss current real-life events involving bioethical issues.
Learning resources: The pedagogy includes lists of recommended supplementary reading at the end of each part, an appendix entitled "Resources in Bioethics," and author and title indexes.
56 new readings (designated by an asterisk in the TOC) reflect current issues in the evolving field of medical ethics, such as cloning, assisted suicide, genetic screening and testing, fertility drugs, and conducting research in developing countries.
New sections discuss conflicts of interest in managed health care, the right to health care, physician-assisted suicide, controversies over contraception, and cloning.
8 new cases (designated by an asterisk in the TOC) include "The McCaughey Septuplets: Medical Miracle or Gambling With Fertility Drugs?" and "Racism and Research: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study."
Balanced treatment of abortion: "The Morality of Abortion" section includes 3 new articles by Mary Anne Warren, Pope John Paul II, and Sidney Callahan.
A thoroughly updated section on "vulnerable" populations includes all new articles; among them are "AIDS and the Inclusion of 'Vulnerable' Subjects" and "Drug-Free Research in Schizophrenia."

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