Case studies in biomedical ethics : decision-making, principles, and cases

TitleCase studies in biomedical ethics : decision-making, principles, and cases
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsVeatch, RM, Haddad, AM, English, DC
Pagination456 p.
PublisherOxford University Press
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number 9780195309720
Accession Number280353410
KeywordsABORTION , Bioethical , BIOETHICS , Case , Case Study Method , DECISION , Euthanasia , Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide , Fallstudie. , Medical , MEDICINE , Medizinische , NURSING , OLDER , Older People and Medical Care
AbstractThis book explores fundamental ethical questions arising from real situations faced by health professionals, patients, and others. After introducing readers to a framework for ethical decision making and looking at major concepts in biomedical ethics, the book provides readers with over 100 case studies based on court cases, current events, and physicians' experiences.
Notes24 cm.A model for ethical problem solving -- Values in health and illness -- What is the source of moral judgments? -- Benefiting the patient and others : the duty to do good and avoid harm -- Justice : the allocation of health resources -- Autonomy -- Veracity : honesty with patients -- Fidelity : promise-keeping, loyalty to patients, and impaired professionals -- Avoidance of killing -- Abortion, sterilization, and contraception -- Genetics, birth, and the biological revolution -- Mental health and behavior control -- Confidentiality : ethical disclosure of medical information -- Organ transplants -- Health insurance, health system planning, and rationing -- Experimentation on human subjects -- Consent and the right to refuse treatment -- Death and dying.Includes bibliographical references and index.Robert M. Veatch, Amy M. Haddad, Dan C. English. More Records: Show record informationInternet resource (url)Book; Internet Resource
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