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Published: 10 January 2013

480 Pages


ISBN: 9780199924585

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Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Seventh Edition

Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress

  • The original, accessible, and practical guide to morality in the health care professions for courses in biomedical ethics, bioethics, and health care ethics
  • Argues for and thoroughly develops four principles at the core of moral reasoning in health care: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice
  • Extends these four principles to apply to a wide variety of conflicts and dilemmas
  • Surveys major philosophical theories in biomedical ethics, such as utilitarianism, Kantianism, etc.
  • Uses vivid examples from real events and case studies to illuminate theory and method throughout
  • Features chapters on moral character, moral status, and the professional-patient relationship
  • Includes numerous annotated citations for further reference
  • With a substantial introduction that clarifies important terms and concepts

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