Journals Higher Education

$64.95

Paperback

23 February 2009

480 Pages

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195309720


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Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics

Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases

Robert M. Veatch, Ph.D., Amy M. Haddad, Ph.D., R.N., and Dan C. English, M.D.

The most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of its kind, Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases 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 I presents a basic framework for ethical decision-making in healthcare. Expanding upon this framework, Part II explains the ethical principles: beneficence and nonmaleficence, justice, respect for autonomy, veracity, fidelity, and avoidance of killing. Parts I and II provide students with the background to analyze the ethical dilemmas presented in Part III, which features cases on a broad spectrum of issues including abortion, genetics, mental health, confidentiality, health insurance, experimentation on humans, the right to refuse treatment, and death and dying.

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