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Basics of Bioethics, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Robert M. Veatch

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 16, 2011

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For health professional schools (Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health) and short undergraduate courses or course segments in Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Applied Ethics in departments of philosophy, religion, biology, and the social sciences.

Brief text provides a balanced, systematic framework to help students analyze wide range of controversial topics in medicine. Considers ethical systems from various religious and secular traditions. Topics include history of codes of ethics, abortion, animal rights and welfare, confidentiality, truth-telling, informed consent, care of the terminally ill, genetics, birth technologies, and problems of social ethics, including resource allocation, organ transplant, and human subjects research.

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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: A Map of the Terrain of Ethics

Chapter 2: The Hippocratic Oath and Its Challengers: A Brief History

Chapter 3: Defining Death, Abortion, and Animal Welfare: The Basis of Moral Standing

Chapter 4: Problems in Benefiting and Avoiding Harm to the Patient

Chapter 5: The Ethics of Respect for Persons: Lying, Cheating, and Breaking Promises and Why Physicians Have Considered Them Ethical

Chapter 6: The Principle of Avoiding of Killing

Chapter 7: Death and Dying: The Incompetent Patient

Chapter 8: Social Ethics of Medicine: Allocation of Resources, Transplantation, and Human Subjects Research

Chapter 9: Human Control of Life: Genetics, Birth Technologies and Modifying Human Nature

Chapter 10: Resolving Conflicts Among Principles

Chapter 11: The Virtues in Bioethics

 

Appendices:

Hippocratic Oath

Principles of Medical Ethics (2001))of the American Medical Association

Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005)

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$27.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-76563-8