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After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness

After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness

ISBN: 9780801887697
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

Medical error is a leading problem of health care in United States. This book draws on sources in theology, ethics, religion, and culture to create a practical and comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of patients, families, and clinicians affected by medical error.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Against Bioethics

Against Bioethics

ISBN: 9780262025966
Published by: MIT Press Ltd

Governments, health professionals, patients, research institutions, and research subjects look to bioethicists for guidance in making important decisions about medical treatment and research. And yet, argues Jonathan Baron in Against Bioethics, applied bioethics lacks the authority of a coherent guiding theory and is based largely on intuitive judgments. Baron proposes an alternative, arguing that bioethics could have a coherent theory based on utilitarianism and decision analysis.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Against Bioethics

Against Bioethics

ISBN: 9780262524780
Published by: MIT Press Ltd

Argues that applied bioethics should embrace utilitarian decision analysis, thus avoiding recommendations expected to do more harm than good. This work proposes an alternative, arguing that bioethics could have a coherent theory based on utilitarianism and decision analysis.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Aging and Ethics

Aging and Ethics

ISBN: 9780896032552
Published by: Humana Press Inc.,U.S.

Explores the many ethical issues involving the elderly, their care and their role in society. Nancy Jecker looks at: the ageing individual; ageing and filial responsibility; distributive justice in an ageing society; and philosophical reflections on ageing and death.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics

An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics

ISBN: 9780813803999
Published by: Iowa State University Press

Addresses the ethical challenges that veterinarians face daily as they seek to balance obligations to animal, client, peers, society and self. This book offers an introduction to the nature of ethical theory, reasoning and decision-making, and its practical application to veterinary medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Bioethics

Bioethics

ISBN: 9780745626185
Published by: Blackwell Publishers

Stephen Holland guides the reader from the more familiar debates on euthanasia, advance directives and reproductive technologies such as IVF, through to the philosophical implications of developments in genetics such as prenatal genetic therapy, genetic enhancement and human cloning.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Bioethics

Bioethics

ISBN: 9780763743147
Published by: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc

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Bioethics

Bioethics

ISBN: 9781405129480
Published by: Blackwell Publishing Ltd

A collection of readings in bioethics, this work provides coverage of issues such as reproduction, genetics, life and death, and animal experimentation. It features essays on topics such as genetic screening, the use of embryonic human stem cells, and resource allocation between patients. It is useful for students, doctors, nurses, and others.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Bioethics

Bioethics

ISBN: 9780195159066
Published by: Oxford University Press

This book is the result of over 30 years of collaboration among its authors. It uses the systematic account of our common morality developed by one of its authors to provide a useful foundation for dealing with the moral problems and disputes that occur in the practice of medicine. The analyses of impartiality, rationality, and of morality as a public system not only explain why some bioethical questions, such as the moral acceptability of abortion, cannot be resolved, but also provide a method for determin... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Bioethics and Armed Conflict

Bioethics and Armed Conflict

ISBN: 9780262572262
Published by: MIT Press Ltd

An analysis of medical ethics during war and the inherent conflict between the principles of bioethics and the morally legitimate demands of military necessity. This work examines the dilemmas that arise when bioethical principles clash with military necessity and describes the conflicts and congruencies of military and medical ethics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Biomedical Ethics for Engineers

Biomedical Ethics for Engineers

ISBN: 9780750682275
Published by: Elsevier Science & Technology

Aims to provide professional engineers, scientists and researchers as well as engineering students with a comprehensive primer on Biomedical Ethics. This work is a working tool for biomedical engineers in the age of technology. It includes numerous case studies to illustrate the direct application of ethical techniques and standards.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Case Analysis in Clinical Ethics

Case Analysis in Clinical Ethics

ISBN: 9780521543156
Published by: Cambridge University Press

This book surveys the main methods of analysing ethical problems in modern medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Contemporary Issues in Bioethics

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics

ISBN: 9780534584412
Published by: Thomson Learning

Representing all major points of view on the central topics in bioethics, this text contains current essays and actual medical and legal cases, providing readers with diverse views from many standpoints, including medical practitioners and legal experts.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Dark Medicine: Rationalizing Unethical Medical Research

Dark Medicine: Rationalizing Unethical Medical Research

ISBN: 9780253348722
Published by: Indiana University Press

Where does one set the limits on research involving human subjects?... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Death and Medical Power

Death and Medical Power

ISBN: 9780335217557
Published by: Open University Press

Details the evolution as well as the complexities of the legal responses to physician involvement in euthanasia. This book analyzes the ethical debate concerning euthanasia, discussing the pros and cons of medical termination of human life. It concludes with a section on the lessons to be learned from the Dutch experience.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Defending the Genetic Supermarket

Defending the Genetic Supermarket

ISBN: 9781844720583
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Explores the controversial topic of the technology of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and the muddled approach to this subject adopted by the UK Parliament. This book is a useful resource for law students of various levels and professionals working within or interested in medical and healthcare law and medical genetics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age: An Ethical Framework for Long-Term Care

Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age: An Ethical Framework for Long-Term Care

ISBN: 9780521009201
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Previously published as Autonomy and Long-term Care, this revised edition, in paperback for the first time, takes account of recent work and develops the author's views of what autonomy means in the real world. The author writes with concern about his topic, combining a scholarly, phenomenological approach to ethics and personal identity with an awareness of the needs of vulnerable older people and their carers. The book will have wide appeal among bioethicists and health care professionals.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Doctors and Ethics

Doctors and Ethics

ISBN: 9789051835533
Published by: Editions Rodopi B.V.

This volume brings together original research that throws new light on how standards of behavior for medical practitioners are articulated in different religious, social, and political contexts.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethical Choices in Contemporary Medicine

Ethical Choices in Contemporary Medicine

ISBN: 9781844651061
Published by: Acumen Publishing Ltd

Examines the predicaments of medicine within a cultural context and suggests that rational discourse and parochial ethical dialogue may be futile in the face of competing and incommensurable frameworks and agendas, attitudes and wishes. This work shows that, in the postmodern age, two interrelated issues surface when it comes to medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy

Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy

ISBN: 9780195300833
Published by: Oxford University Press

Aiming to advance the interaction between bioethics and health policy, this volume considers the policy problems faced by health-care systems, while policy makers reflect on the moral values inherent in both the process and content of health policy. It presents a dialogue with leading experts at the interface of ethics and health policy.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

ISBN: 9781843103578
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care considers the ethically difficult decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life, and offers practical guidance and advice for carers. Drawing on the experiences of family members caring for a relative with dementia, and on existing research, Julian Hughes and Clive Baldwin emphasize the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia. They highlight the... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethical Issues in International Biomedical Research: A Casebook

Ethical Issues in International Biomedical Research: A Casebook

ISBN: 9780195179224
Published by: Oxford University Press, USA

The ethics of biomedical research in developing countries is debated. Utilising 21 cases of actual research trials, this book explores a range of ethical challenges in conducting research in developing countries. It provides commentaries by leading scholars on international research ethics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

ISBN: 9780521664745
Published by: Cambridge University Press

This book addresses the ethical problems in maternal-fetal medicine which impact directly on clinical practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics

Ethics

ISBN: 9781861347558
Published by: Policy Press

While ethics has been addressed in the health care literature, relatively little attention has been paid to the subject in the field of social care. This book redresses the balance by examining theory, research, policy and practice in both fields. It is useful for practitioners in the public, private and voluntary sectors.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics and Evidence-Based Medicine

Ethics and Evidence-Based Medicine

ISBN: 9780521796538
Published by: Cambridge University Press

A quarter-century of outcomes research, systematic reviews, and research synthesis have reshaped medicine and other health professions, even as they have been subjected to vigorous and vehement criticism. The growth of evidence-based medicine has occurred against a backdrop of health care reform, managed care, cost containment, and quality improvement, and clinicians have been urged to adopt the rigors of science while remaining true to their clinical judgment. This tension - between efforts to make medic... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics and Human Sciences

Ethics and Human Sciences

ISBN: 9780723433460
Published by: Elsevier Health Sciences

Medical ethics, sociology and epidemiology rarely arouse one's passion and can, as minor subjects within a busy curriculum, find themselves ignored by swathes of students. This book aims to provide information on the theories and studies that have helped to shape the practice of these disciplines.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics and Palliative Care

Ethics and Palliative Care

ISBN: 9781857758467
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

British specialists in ethics and palliative care provide critical analysis and commentary on selected aspects of palliative care ethics. They begin by introducing ethical and rights theory and suggesting how to apply them in difficult decisions likely to be encountered in palliative care settings--for example the appropriate uses of sedation. Then... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Ethics in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

ISBN: 9780750653534
Published by: Butterworth-Heinemann

Combining a threoretical and clinical perspective, this book explores areas of common concern to the anaesthetist, intensivist, and nursing staff. By understanding the underlying principles, the reader will be able to create their own framework from which to reach a decision.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics in Health Care

Ethics in Health Care

ISBN: 9780702166792
Published by: Juta & Company,

An understanding of ethics is vital to the health-care professional. Being professional implies ethical behaviour and knowledge of what it means to be ethical.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics in Health Services Management

Ethics in Health Services Management

ISBN: 9781878812995
Published by: Health Professions Press,U.S.

Offering a framework for identifying and solving ethical dilemmas, this text reveals how to understand and apply ethical principles; approach ethical paradoxes with problem-solving methodology; formulate personal and professional codes of ethics; identify, link, and integrate values, vision, and mission statements; develop and use institutional review boards and ethics committees; resolve conflicts of interest and avoid self-dealing; and maximize community benefit while protecting and enhancing organization... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics in Medical Research: A Handbook of Good Practice

Ethics in Medical Research: A Handbook of Good Practice

ISBN: 9780521626194
Published by: Cambridge University Press

This is a comprehensive and practical guide to the ethical issues raised by different kinds of medical research, and is the first such book to be written with the needs of the researcher in mind. Clearly structured and written in a plain and accessible style, the book covers every significant ethical issue likely to be faced by researchers and research ethics committees. The author outlines and clarifies official guidelines, gives practical advice on how to adhere to these, and suggests procedures in areas... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics in Nursing Practice

Ethics in Nursing Practice

ISBN: 9780702023125
Published by: Elsevier Health Sciences

Incorporates the ethico-legal issues that emerge in nursing and health care, and the ethical concerns facing nurses. This publication gives particular attention to the important differentiation between nursing and medical ethics - and the possible conflicts between the two.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics in Nursing: The Caring Relationship

Ethics in Nursing: The Caring Relationship

ISBN: 9780750652650
Published by: Butterworth-Heinemann

Extensively revised and updated in both content and approach, the third edition: addresses many of the current pressing issues in nursing, emphasises the importance of relationships in health care, examines the process of decision making, uses a four-question model for ethical decision making, offers material to stimulate discussion, considers the international dimensions of nursing ethics, and includes the newly published NMC Code of Professional Conduct 2002.For nurses who practise primary nursing and... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology

ISBN: 9781932328035
Published by: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologi

Includes ACOG's Code of Professional Ethics and describes the concepts of biomedical ethics and how they can be used to address problems in patient care, research, and the administration and evaluation of health care.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics, Prevention, and Public Health

Ethics, Prevention, and Public Health

ISBN: 9780199290697
Published by: Oxford University Press

What role should the law play in regulating risks? What limits do we wish to place upon public health activities? Addressing such questions, this book explores various issues in public health ethics using the resources of moral theory, political philosophy, philosophy of science, applied ethics, law, and economics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethics: The Heart of Health Care

Ethics: The Heart of Health Care

ISBN: 9780471975922
Published by: John Wiley & Sons

This second edition aims to demonstrate how ethics and health care are bound together. It is revised and updated to incorporate the experience of the author in meeting the needs of today's students and health-care professionals.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Euthanasia Examined

Euthanasia Examined

ISBN: 9780521586139
Published by: Cambridge University Press

This book discusses thoroughly the major ethical, legal and clinical issues involved in the euthanasia debate.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Forms Of Ethical Thinking In Therapeutic Practice

Forms Of Ethical Thinking In Therapeutic Practice

ISBN: 9780335212781
Published by: Open University Press

Dealing with the ethics in the therapeutic practice, this book sets out to span a range of different forms of therapy and explores the similarities and the differences between the ethical thinking of the practitioners concerned. It is for practitioners in counselling and the therapies, and those involved in therapeutic services.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate

Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate

ISBN: 9780520252127
Published by: University Presses of California, Columbia and Pri

Useful for understanding the complex issues - scientific, religious, ethical, and political - that fuel public debate about stem cell research, this book aims to bring together leading scientists, ethicists, political scientists, and doctors to explain this scientific development and explore its ramifications.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Genetically Modified Athletes

Genetically Modified Athletes

ISBN: 9780415298803
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

The book brings together sport studies and bioethics to challenge our understanding of the values that define sport. Without asserting that 'anything goes' in sports performance enhancement, it argues that being human matters in sport, but that genetic modification does not have to challenge this capacity.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Healing Psychiatry

Healing Psychiatry

ISBN: 9780262025942
Published by: MIT Press Ltd

Psychiatry today is torn by opposing sensibilities. Is it primarily a science of brain functioning or primarily an art of understanding the human mind in its social and cultural context? Competing conceptions of mental illness as amenable to scientific explanation or as deeply complex and beyond the reach of empirical study have left the field conceptually divided between science and humanism. In Healing Psychiatry David Brendel takes a novel approach to this stubborn problem. Drawing on the classical Ameri... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Healthcare Ethics and Human Values

Healthcare Ethics and Human Values

ISBN: 9780631202240
Published by: Blackwell Publishers

This volume illustrates the central importance of diversity of human values throughout healthcare. Readings are organized around the main stages of the clinical encounter from the patient's perspective. Contributions include selections from literature and poetry, and canonical.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Hippocrates' Maze

Hippocrates' Maze

ISBN: 9780742513853
Published by: Rowman & Littlefield

This work seeks a new way to get through Hippocrates' Maze. It suggests an alternative to applied ethics, which draws theories from moral philosophy into the world of the practitioner.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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How Doctors Think

How Doctors Think

ISBN: 9780195187120
Published by: Oxford University Press

Although physicians make use of science, this book argues that medicine is not itself a science, but rather an interpretive practice that relies heavily on clinical reasoning.In How Doctors Think, Kathryn Montgomery contends that assuming medicine is strictly a science can have adverse effects. She suggests these can be significantly reduced by recognizing the vital role of clinical judgment.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Informed Consent and Clinician Accountability: The Ethics of Report Cards on Surgeon Performance

Informed Consent and Clinician Accountability: The Ethics of Report Cards on Surgeon Performance

ISBN: 9780521687782
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Leading international specialists evaluate the ethical and social implications of new developments in reporting surgeon performance.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Innovation in Medical Technology

Innovation in Medical Technology

ISBN: 9780801885266
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

This study examines the ethical, legal, and social problems that arise with cutting-edge medical technology. Using as examples four powerful and largely unregulated technologies - off-label use of drugs, innovative surgery, assisted reproduction, and neuroimaging - Margaret L. Eaton and Donald Kennedy illustrate the difficult challenges faced by clinicians, researchers, and policy makers who seek to advance the frontiers of medicine safely and responsibly. Supported by medical history and case studies and d... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Intervention and Reflection

Intervention and Reflection

ISBN: 9780534565077
Published by: Thomson Learning

This Seventh Edition of Munson's Intervention and Reflection responds to the fast-paced changes occurring in our society, the legal environment, the scientific community, and medical practice. A nationally renowned bioethicist, Munson draws on his skills as a novelist and his background in biology and medicine to involve readers in deliberation and problem solving.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Law and Ethics in Nursing and Health Care

Law and Ethics in Nursing and Health Care

ISBN: 9780748733217
Published by: Nelson Thornes Ltd

Law and Ethics in Nursing and Health Care provides an overview of the law and the ethical issues which nurses and other health professionals are likely to encounter in everyday situations. In a clear and accessible way, the author highlights the relationship between law and ethics explaining how, if and when they overlap and how they diverge.Written in a non-technical, comprehensbile and concise style, this topical text presents information and then encourages the reader to work through the differences a... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Legal and Ethical Aspects of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine

ISBN: 9781841102092
Published by: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a straightforward but comprehensive one-stop reference and should be essential reading for all medical and allied healthcare professionals who encounter ethicolegal problems during their management of patients.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Legal Aspects of Medicine

Legal Aspects of Medicine

ISBN: 9781856422970
Published by: Mark Allen Group

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Life and Death in Health Care Ethics

Life and Death in Health Care Ethics

ISBN: 9780415215749
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

In a world of rapid technological advances, the moral issues raised by life and death choices in healthcare remain obscure. Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics: A Short Introduction provides a concise, thoughtful and extremely accessible guide to these moral issues.Helen Watt examines, using real-life cases, a range of choices taken by health professionals, patients and clients which lead to the shortening of life.Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics presupposes no prior knowledge of philosophy. It wil... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Looking within

Looking within

ISBN: 9780262026161
Published by: MIT Press Ltd

In Looking Within, Deborah Blizzard examines the high-risk in utero surgery known as fetoscopy, considering it as both cutting-edge medical technology and as a socio-cultural construction of patients, their social networks, and medical providers. She looks at the way individual experiences shape these procedures and how fetoscopy affects individuals (both patients and providers) on a personal, emotional level. Based on an eleven-month ethnographic study of the fetoscopy practice at a community-based hospita... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics

ISBN: 9780195584875
Published by: Oxford University Press

Medical Ethics is a practical introduction to the ethical questions doctors and other health professionals face in their work. It is of immediate relevance both to health care professionals and to the users of health services. The authors start from the premise that medical ethics are embedded in the dilemmas of everyday practice, and their arguments return repeatedly to specific cases, following critical reflection on their views and the views of others. The book is intended as a basic textbook on medical... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics

ISBN: 9780702025433
Published by: Elsevier Health Sciences

During their professional lives as doctors, medical students will regularly encounter ethical problems for which there is no clear-cut solution. The high profile given to malpractice cases in the press and the increasing disinclination of patients to accept a paternalistic approach from doctors mean that it is now more essential than ever for medical students to learn to cope with ethical issues early in their careers.This book aims to help the reader steer a path through the often conflicting demands of... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medical Ethics and Law

Medical Ethics and Law

ISBN: 9781857758948
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

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Medical Ethics and Law

Medical Ethics and Law

ISBN: 9780954765712
Published by: Trauma Publishing

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Medical Ethics in the Ancient World

Medical Ethics in the Ancient World

ISBN: 9780878408498
Published by: Georgetown University Press

Surveying 1500 years of pre-Christian medical moral history, this book applies insights from ancient medical ethics to developments in contemporary medicine such as advance directives, gene therapy, physician-assisted suicide, abortion and surrogate motherhood.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medical Technologies and the Life World

Medical Technologies and the Life World

ISBN: 9780415364348
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Focuses on the ways new health technologies intervene into our lives. This book explores: how new health technologies are understood by lay people and patients; how the outcomes of these technologies are communicated in various clinical settings; and, how these technologies can alter our notions of health and illness and create 'new illness'.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medicine of the Person

Medicine of the Person

ISBN: 9781843103974
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Deals with the need to integrate the scientific basis of healthcare more fully with spiritual, religious and ethical values. Based on the principle of 'medicine of the person', this text offers a spectrum of approaches to the needs of patients that is central to the students of the health disciplines and managers in these fields.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medicolegal Essentials in Healthcare

Medicolegal Essentials in Healthcare

ISBN: 9781841101705
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Medicolegal Essentials in Healthcare provides an overview of the most clinically relevant medicolegal issues for healthcare groups.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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New Ethics for the Public's Health

New Ethics for the Public's Health

ISBN: 9780195124392
Published by: Oxford University Press

An anthology on the ethical aspects of public health with introductory material and commentary by the editors. This book will be used as a text in public health programs and in bioethics courses that emphasize the community perspective of public health.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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On Moral Medicine

On Moral Medicine

ISBN: 9780802842497
Published by: Wm B Eerdmans Pub Co

This second edition of On Moral Medicine updates and expands the original award-winning volume to reflect today's new frontiers in medicine and their corresponding ethical debates. Collecting a wide range of contemporary and classical essays, this book is the most comprehensive anthology on medical ethics written from a theological point of view.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Organizational Ethics in Health Care

Organizational Ethics in Health Care

ISBN: 9780787955588
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

A comprehensive resource that helps health care ethicists meet the demand of challenges, such as managed care, medical technology, and patient activism. Through a review of core principles and a selection of cases, it shows practitioners and students how to apply ethics in the day-to-day administration of health care organizations.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Patient Autonomy and the Ethics of Responsibility

Patient Autonomy and the Ethics of Responsibility

ISBN: 9780262701129
Published by: MIT Press Ltd

A philosophical discussion of the doctor-patient relationship that argues for enhanced patient autonomy based on the ethics of physician responsibility and a science of value-based decision making.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Patient Autonomy and the Ethics of Responsibility

Patient Autonomy and the Ethics of Responsibility

ISBN: 9780262201605
Published by: MIT Press Ltd

A philosophical discussion of the doctor-patient relationship that argues for enhanced patient autonomy based on the ethics of physician responsibility and a science of value-based decision making.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Patient Participation and Ethics

Patient Participation and Ethics

ISBN: 9780850842647
Published by: Royal College of General Practitioners

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Patient-centred Ethics and Communication at the End of Life

Patient-centred Ethics and Communication at the End of Life

ISBN: 9781857756210
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

Provides a link between ethical debate and the clinical problems of communication with patients, relatives and colleagues. This book adopts a patient-centred approach with ethical analysis linked to advice on how to broach difficult discussions, handle uncertainty and facilitate patient choice. Amongst others, it is aimed at students of medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Philosophical Medical Ethics

Philosophical Medical Ethics

ISBN: 9780471912224
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

This book is intended for all who see a need for critical thinking about the moral issues which arise in medical practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Primary Care Ethics

Primary Care Ethics

ISBN: 9781857757309
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

Healthcare ethics is a subject of increasing interest, especially when it related to some of the challenging themes regularly discussed in the media. Suitable for the entire primary care team, this work provides a diverse range of perspectives on topical issues. It distinguishes the moral and legal aspects, and adopts the theme-based approach.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Principles of Biomedical Ethics

ISBN: 9780195143324
Published by: Oxford University Press

This textbook of bioethics can be used in a variety of programs including undergraduate courses offered by philosophy departments. This is a very thorough revision with a new chapter on methods and moral justification.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Principles of Health Care Ethics

Principles of Health Care Ethics

ISBN: 9780470027134
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

A guide to healthcare ethics, which covers a wide range of topics, from consent to human rights, from utilitarianism to feminism, and from the doctor-patient relationship to xenotransplantation. It includes material on medical technologies. It is suitable for students, professionals, and academics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Rationing Medical Care on the Basis of Age

Rationing Medical Care on the Basis of Age

ISBN: 9781846190001
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

Rationing Medical Care on the Basis of Age explores this highly topical issue and presents a critical argument on the nature of the possible crisis. Its in-depth philosophical analysis of the main ethical positions adopts an interdisciplinary and international approach.This book is important reading for healthcare policy makers and shapers and healthcare managers. Academics in ethics, philosophy, economics, and all healthcare disciplines will find it useful, as will public health specialists, health econ... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Regulating Reproduction

Regulating Reproduction

ISBN: 9781841133010
Published by: Hart Publishing

Providing a clear and accessible analysis of the various ways in which human reproduction is regulated, this is a comprehensive exposition of the law relating to birth control, abortion, pregnancy, childbirth, surrogacy and assisted conception.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Renewing the Stuff of Life: Stem Cells, Ethics, and Public Policy

Renewing the Stuff of Life: Stem Cells, Ethics, and Public Policy

ISBN: 9780195305241
Published by: Oxford University Press, USA

Renewing the Stuff of Life offers the first truly comprehensive picture of the scientific, ethical, policy, social, political, and business issues raised by stem cell research since it exploded onto the national scene in 1998.Cynthia B. Cohen explains just what stem cells are, where they come from, and how they function, bringing in the most recent scientific discoveries in this challenging field. She then takes the reader through the leading secular and religious arguments regarding the compelling quest... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Reprogenetics

Reprogenetics

ISBN: 9780801885242
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

Featuring an overview of the Reprogenetics field's history (including lessons to be learned from eugenics), comparisons of international and domestic governmental regulations, and discussions of how the market and public opinion affect research, this book considers both the risks and the benefits of combining genetic and reproductive technologies.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Research Ethics

Research Ethics

ISBN: 9780415701587
Published by: Routledge

Introduces the principal areas of concern in research on human subjects, offering a framework for understanding research ethics, and the relationship between ethics and compliance. The topics covered include the concerns that arise in specific areas of research such as gene therapy and stem cell research.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics

Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics

ISBN: 9780521697477
Published by: Cambridge University Press

A coherent, wide-ranging and practical account of the role of consent in biomedicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Rights, Duties and the Body

Rights, Duties and the Body

ISBN: 9781841131344
Published by: Hart Publishing

If a pregnant woman refuses medical treatment needed by the fetus - for instance for religious reasons - or conducts some aspect of her life in a way which risks fetal harm, there may arise an instance of maternal-fetal conflict. This is an unfortunate term, since pregnant women are generally renowned for their self-sacrificing behaviour, but it may well reflect the reality of certain maternal choices and actions. Should a pregnant woman have the legal right to refuse medical treatment needed by the fetus... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Safety and Ethics in Healthcare

Safety and Ethics in Healthcare

ISBN: 9780754644378
Published by: Ashgate Publishing Group

As more and more people survive into old age, the burden of caring for them becomes greater and greater. People working in healthcare increasingly have to do more with less. This book is a guide to getting it right for healthcare professionals. It is about doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, for the right people.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy

Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy

ISBN: 9780195189261
Published by: Oxford University Press, USA

Develops a theory of social justice that can cope with the specific context of health care policy, although indeed it can also be applied to education, employment opportunities, and other social problems where resources are limited. This book is of interest to bioethicists, and social/political philosophers.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Social Science Perspectives on Medical Ethics

Social Science Perspectives on Medical Ethics

ISBN: 9780792305668
Published by: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group

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Testosterone Dreams

Testosterone Dreams

ISBN: 9780520221512
Published by: University Presses of California, Columbia and Pri

Testosterone has inspired dreams - of restored youth, recharged sexual appetites, faster running, quicker thinking, bigger muscles - since it was first synthesized in 1935. This book investigates the complex, bizarre, and sometimes outrageous history of synthetic testosterone and other male hormone therapies. Exploring many little-known social arenas - both inside and outside the medical world - in which these substances are becoming increasingly available and accepted. Testosterone Dreams examines the impl... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Textbook of Healthcare Ethics

Textbook of Healthcare Ethics

ISBN: 9781402014604
Published by: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group

The Textbook of Healthcare Ethics, 2nd Edition is written with practicing physicians, medical students, residents, nurses, philosophers, and other healthcare workers in mind. The text is also highly suitable for formal ethics courses in medical, nursing and allied healthcare programs as well as for training ethics committee members.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Birth of Bioethics

The Birth of Bioethics

ISBN: 9780195171471
Published by: Oxford University Press

This work is a broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

ISBN: 9781405125833
Published by: Blackwell Publishing Ltd

The accelerated pace at which medical advances are developing have created a host of ethical issues that have no consensus or set standards against which to be measured; even basic concepts of life and death now require redefinition. This book considers the fundamental and conceptual issues that are most important to understanding medical ethics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

ISBN: 9781405125840
Published by: Blackwell Publishing Ltd

The accelerated pace at which medical advances are developing have created a host of ethical issues that have no consensus or set standards against which to be measured; even basic concepts of life and death now require redefinition. This book considers the fundamental and conceptual issues that are most important to understanding medical ethics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook: Case Studies, Commentaries and Activities

The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook: Case Studies, Commentaries and Activities

ISBN: 9780521788632
Published by: Cambridge University Press

This is a case-based introduction designed to examine the ethical questions raised by modern medical practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Ethics of Medical Research on Humans

The Ethics of Medical Research on Humans

ISBN: 9780521645737
Published by: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the three main approaches to moral decision-making. It is essential reading for all medical decision-makers.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Ethics of Terminal Care

The Ethics of Terminal Care

ISBN: 9780306464355
Published by: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group

While much about life is biologically determined, much else is determined by the social circumstances surrounding it. This volume examines some of the medical social and psychological conditions which affect the way we die. It covers topics such as attitudes toward death; suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia; and hospice and pain management.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Healing Tradition

The Healing Tradition

ISBN: 9781857759631
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

The questions of modern medicine operate in dyads: quality or quantity, the needs of the many or those of the few, specialization or holistic practice, technology or the healing arts, cold rationalism or warm reason. Greaves (medical humanities, U. of Wales, Swansea) examines how the concept of flesh and blood can reconcile the dyads, and in cons... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine

The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine

ISBN: 9780195188202
Published by: Oxford University Press

Examines what the Hippocratic Oath said to Greek physicians many years ago, and reflects on its relevance to medical ethics. Drawing on the writings of ancient physicians, Greek playwrights, and scholars, this book explores each passage of the Oath. It is useful for those who love medicine and are concerned about the ethics of the profession.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Lazarus Case

The Lazarus Case

ISBN: 9780801887703
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

Weaves a story that captures the dilemmas of modern medical practice. This book addresses the ethical issues surrounding neonatal intensive care.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Limits of Medicine

The Limits of Medicine

ISBN: 9780521672269
Published by: Cambridge University Press

What are the final limits of medicine? What should we not try to cure medically, even if we have the necessary financial resources and technology?This book philosophically addresses these questions by examining two mirror-image debates in tandem. Members of certain groups, who are deemed by traditional standards to have a medical condition, such as deafness, obesity, or anorexia, have begun arguing that they have created their own cultures and ways of life. Curing their conditions, they claim, would be a... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The New Genetic Medicine

The New Genetic Medicine

ISBN: 9780742531710
Published by: Rowman & Littlefield

This text bings together the seminal essays of two leading Catholic moral theologians - Thomas Shannon and James Walter - in a n effort to identify the key ethical and theologoical questions raised by genetic medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Practical Guide to Medical Ethics and Law

The Practical Guide to Medical Ethics and Law

ISBN: 9781904627319
Published by: PasTest

This book will appeal to MRCP2, MRCS, MRCGP and PLAB candidates as well as medical students and nurses; Recommended on a number of university reading lists this book is written by lecturers who are teaching medical ethics and law; Covers both undergraduate and postgraduate exams; Contains guidance on how to study ethics and law.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Value of Life

The Value of Life

ISBN: 9780415040327
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

A critical survey of the issues in a controversial field, The Value of Life explores the dilemmas in current medical practice and research. Harris argues for a radical reappraisal of our ways of thinking about medical ethics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Twice Dead

Twice Dead

ISBN: 9780520228146
Published by: University Presses of California, Columbia and Pri

Medical knowledge and technology been sufficiently advanced for surgeons to perform thousands of transplants each year since the 1980s. This text traces the discourse since 1970 that contributed to the locating of a new criterion of death in the brain, and its routinization in clinical practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Unplugged

Unplugged

ISBN: 9780814408827
Published by: Amacom

Based on court records, personal interviews, and a firsthand vantage point, Unplugged chronicles the extraordinary medical advances that allow us to live longer, healthier lives, but can also make it confoundedly difficult to die. Colby discusses current laws and proposed legislation that affect our ability to make end-of-life decisions and provides insights into decisions we may face about elderly family members, including resuscitation, feeding tubes, and dementia. A portrait of the overwhelming pain that... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Why Animal Experimentation Matters

Why Animal Experimentation Matters

ISBN: 9780765806857
Published by: Transaction Publishers,U.S.

This work is an attempt by research scientists and moral philosophers to mount a defence against animal rights enthusiasts. Contributors scrutinize how animal experimentation functions in the laboratory, the role that it plays in eradicating disease, and the moral justification for using animals.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Withholding and Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Treatment

Withholding and Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Treatment

ISBN: 9781405159579
Published by: Blackwell Publishing Ltd

This book is an authoritative statement from the BMA Medical Ethics Department on one of the most fundamental and contentious issues for health care professionals. The third edition from the British Medical Association contains fully up-to-date information on the controversial and emotive issue of withholding and withdrawing life-prolonging medical treatment.Written by medical ethics professionals in conjunction with leading medical and legal experts, and in agreement with the General Medical Council's g... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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