Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 September 2012

768 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199796236

Bookseller Code (04 |d Short)

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Principles, Issues, and Cases

Second Edition

Lewis Vaughn

New to this Edition:

  • Thirteen new readings. (To name a few: "Health Care Reform: Lessons from Canada" [Ch. 11]; "Utilitarianism," by John Stuart Mill [Ch. 2]; "The Moral Law," by Immanuel Kant [Ch. 2]; "Virtue and the Moral Life," by Bernard Mayo [Ch. 2]; "The Presumptive Primacy of Procreative Liberty," by John Robertson [Ch. 8]; "Is Women's Labor a Commodity?," by Elizabeth Anderson [Ch. 8]; "Genetic Dilemmas and the Child's Right to an Open Future," by Dena Davis [Ch. 9]; "Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making," by Timothy Quill [Ch. 10])
  • Greater emphasis on bioethical issues and concerns affecting nurses and other health care professionals, with related readings. (New Readings: "In Defense of the Traditional Nurse," by Lisa Newton [Ch. 3]; "Advocacy or Subservience for the Sake of Patients?," by Helga Kuhse [Ch. 3]; "The Ethics of Care," by Virginia Held [Ch. 1])
  • New readings on issues related to culture and race. (New Readings: "Ethical Relativism in a Multicultural Sociaty" [Ch. 3]; "Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study" [Ch. 6])
  • Updated material throughout the text, including new information on justice, health care, and health insurance reform. / Helps students keep up with the new developments in the field. (Updated Boxes: "Fact File: U.S. Abortions" [Ch. 7]; "In Depth: Abortion and Public Opinion" [Ch. 7]; "Fact File: Assisted Reproduction" [Ch. 8]; "In Depth: Recent Research in Gene Therapy" [Ch. 9]; "Legal Brief: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Major Developments" [Ch. 11]; "In Depth: Public Opinion: Obtaining Adequate Health Care" [Ch. 11]. Updated Text: "President Obama and Stem Cells" [Ch. 9]; "Obama's Health Care Law, 'Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" [Ch. 11])
  • Additional step-by-step guidance on how to identify and evaluate moral arguments in real-world contexts, with accompanying exercises and answers in an appendix. / Helps students learn how to evaluate arguments in the readings.

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