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Biomedical Ethics https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0073407453.jpeg 7 2011 9780073407456 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, 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 introductions, argument sketches, explanations of medical terms, headnotes, and annotated bibliographies.
09780073407456
Biomedical Ethics
Biomedical Ethics

Biomedical Ethics, 7th Edition

ISBN10: 0073407453 | ISBN13: 9780073407456
By David DeGrazia, Thomas Mappes and Jeffrey Ballard
© 2011

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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, 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 introductions, argument sketches, explanations of medical terms, headnotes, and annotated bibliographies.

Preface

Chapter 1: General Introduction

Chapter 2: The Professional-Patient Relationship

Chapter 3: Contested Therapies and Biomedical Enhancement

Chapter 4: Human and Animal Research

Chapter 5: Death and Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment

Chapter 6: Suicide, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and Active Euthanasia

Chapter 7: Abortion and Embryonic Stem-Cell Research

Chapter 8: Genetics and Human Reproduction

Chapter 9: Social Justice and Health-Care Policy

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About the Author

David DeGrazia

David DeGrazia earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.St. from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. from Gerogetown University, each in philosophy. He has been teaching philosophy and biomedical ethics at George Washington University since 1989. He is the author of Taking Animals Seriously (Cambridge University Press) and of articles published in such journals as Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Public Affairs Quarterly, History of Philosophy Quarterly, and Southern Journal of Philosophy.

Thomas Mappes

Thomas A. Mappes holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Dayton and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University. He is professor of philosophy at Frostburg State University, where he has taught since 1973. He is the coeditor (with Jane S. Zembaty) of Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy (McGraw-Hill, 4/e, 1992) and his published work appears in journals such as American Philosophical Quarterly and Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. In 1985, the Frostburg State University Foundation presented him with the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching.

Jeffrey Ballard

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