Biomedical Ethics

Biomedical EthicsThis best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments, bioethics programs, as well as schools of medicine and nursing, the collection covers such provocative topics as biomedical enhancement, clinical trials in developing countries, animal research, physician-assisted suicide, and health care reform. The text’s effective pedagogical features include chapter …

Biomedical Ethics (Fundamentals of Philosophy Series)

Biomedical Ethics (Fundamentals of Philosophy Series)Today, advances in medicine and biotechnology occur at a rapid pace and have a profound impact on our lives. Mechanical devices can sustain an injured person’s life indefinitely. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the body and brain can reveal disorders before symptoms appear. Genetic testing of embryos can predict whether people will have diseases earlier or later in life. It may even become possible to clone human beings. These and other developments raise d…

Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Beauchamp))

Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Beauchamp))Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Seventh Edition, provides a highly original, practical, and insightful guide to morality in the health professions. Acclaimed authors Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress thoroughly develop and advocate for four principles that lie at the core of moral reasoning in health care: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. Drawing from contemporary research–and integrating detaile…

Biomedical Ethics (Biomedical Ethics (Mappes))

Biomedical Ethics (Biomedical Ethics (Mappes))This best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in schools of medicine and nursing, the collection covers provocative topics such as conflicts of interest in medicine, advance directives, physician-assisted suicide, and the rationing of health care. The text’s effective pedagogical features include chapter introductions, argument sketches, e…

Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases

Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and CasesThe most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of its kind, Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases, Second Edition, explores fundamental ethical questions arising from real situations faced by health professionals, patients, and others.Featuring a wide range of more than 100 case studies drawn from current events, court cases, and physicians’ experiences, the book is divided into three parts. Part 1 presents a basic framework for ethical decision-making in he…

Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases

Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and CasesBioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases, Third Edition, explores the philosophical, medical, social, and legal aspects of key bioethical issues. Opening with a thorough introduction to ethics, bioethics, and moral reasoning, it then covers influential moral theories and the criteria for evaluating them. Integrating eighty-nine readings–twelve of them new to this edition–numerous classic bioethical cases, and abundant pedagogical tools, this text addresses the most provocative and controversia…

Bioethics: Principles, Issues and Cases, 2nd Edition

Bioethics: Principles, Issues and Cases, 2nd EditionBioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases, Second Edition, explores the philosophical, medical, social, and legal aspects of key bioethical issues. Opening with a thorough introduction to ethics, bioethics, and moral reasoning, it then covers influential moral theories and the criteria for evaluating them. Integrating eighty-five readings–thirteen of them new to this edition–numerous cases, and abundant pedagogical tools, the book addresses the most provocative and controversial topics in bioet…

Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Principles of Biomedical EthicsBuilding on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Sixth Edition, provides a highly original, practical, and insightful guide to morality in the health professions. Acclaimed authors Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress thoroughly develop and advocate for four principles that lie at the core of moral reasoning in health care: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. Drawing from contemporary research–and integrating detailed c…

Biomedical Ethics

Biomedical EthicsThis anthology with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in schools on medicine and nursing, “Biomedical Ethics” 4th edition, covers provocative topics including AIDS, animal experimentation, age-based rationing, and hospital ethics committees. The new fourth edition, edited by Mappes and DeGrazia, contains more than 50% new readings as well as a number of new chapter sectio…

Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases

Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and CasesWe are living in an unprecedented era of biomedical revolution. Medicine is remaking humans, and controversy surrounds such topics as abortion, artificial organs, brain circuitry, eugenics, euthanasia, and gene therapy. At the same time, medical advances are posing complex ethical problems for both patients and professionals. The most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of its kind, Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases explores fundamental ethical qu…