Bioethics : an introduction to the history, methods, and practice /
[edited by] Nancy S. Jecker, Albert R. Jonsen, Robert A. Pearlman.
2nd ed.
Sudbury, MA : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2007.
xi, 545 p.
0763743143 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780763743147 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Sudbury, MA : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2007.
0763743143 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780763743147 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
Bioethics: An Introduction to the History, Methods, and Practice is one of the only texts to cover the history, methodology, and practice of bioethics. The text is broken into three sections. The fi
Main Description
Bioethics: An Introduction to the History, Methods, and Practice is one of the only texts to cover the history, methodology, and practice of bioethics. The text is broken into three sections. The first addresses the history of bioethics, explaining its emergence as discipline and discourse. The second looks carefully at ethical reasoning and the justification of moral beliefs, and the final section asks students to turn a critical eye to the topics of bioethics, including ethical issues that arise at the beginning and end of life. Bioethics is ideal for both graduate students and professional students in law, medicine, nursing or other health-related fields who will face bioethical issues in future careers.
Main Description
The Second Edition  of Bioethics: Introduction to History, Methods, and Practice provides readers with a sophisticated introduction to bioethics.  it is well suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue careers in ethics and healthcare.  it is also a useful resource and a comprehensive reference for professionals. Although the second edition of Bioethics retains the unique three-pronged approach used in the first edition, covering the history, The methods, And The practice of bioethics, it differs in key aspects: (i) Part I now emphasizes the early writing of bioethicists, (ii) Part II now focuses more sharply on case-based ethical reasoning, and (iii) Part III now presents solely clinical ethics. Several new articles delve into cultural issues, feminist perspectives, global health issues, and other recent empirical contributions to bioethics. Discussions of contemporary ethical debates are also examined, including a comparison of the 2005 case of Terri Schiavo To The first right-to-die case of Karen Ann Quinlan in 1975.         
Table of Contents
A history of bioethics as discipline and discoursep. 3
Bioethics as a disciplinep. 17
The new biology : what price relieving man's estate?p. 23
How medicine saved the life of ethicsp. 26
Who shall live when not all can live?p. 35
Philosophical reflections on experimenting with human subjectsp. 44
The heart transplant : ethical dilemmasp. 53
To save or let die : the dilemma of modern medicinep. 57
Active and passive euthanasiap. 64
In the matter of Karen Quinlanp. 70
Medical morality is not bioethics : medical ethics in China and the United Statesp. 81
Methods of ethical reasoning : philosophical, clinical, and cultural dimensionsp. 99
A defense of ethical relativismp. 111
The challenge of ethical relativismp. 118
Equality and its implicationsp. 132
Kantian ethicsp. 137
Principles of biomedical ethics (selection)p. 147
A critique of principlismp. 153
Feminism and moral theoryp. 158
The four topics : case analysis in clinical ethicsp. 164
Casuistry and clinical ethicsp. 171
Getting down to cases : the revival of casuistry in bioethicsp. 175
Feminist and medical ethics : two different approaches to contextual ethicsp. 183
Doctors' stories (selection)p. 189
Narrative and medicinep. 202
Nice story, but so what? : narrative and justification in ethicsp. 206
Hospital ethics committees : is there a role?p. 226
The inner workings of an ethics committee : latest battle over Jehovah's Witnessesp. 232
Behind closed doors : promises and pitfalls of ethics committeesp. 236
Ethics consultation : skills, roles, and trainingp. 245
Facilitating medical ethics case review : what ethics committees can learn from mediation and facilitation techniquesp. 256
Ethics consultation in U.S. hospitals : a national surveyp. 263
Yes, there are African-American perspectives in bioethicsp. 279
Gender, race, and class in the delivery of health carep. 283
New malaise : bioethics and human rights in the global erap. 293
Introduction to the practice of bioethicsp. 309
Roe v. Wade : majority opinion and dissentp. 323
A defense of abortionp. 331
Why abortion is immoralp. 341
Assisted reproductionp. 350
The presumptive primacy of procreative libertyp. 358
Feminist ethics and in vitro fertilizationp. 369
Genetics and reproductive risk : can having children be immoral?p. 382
Reproductive freedom and the prevention of harmp. 390
The Terri Schiavo case : legal, ethical, and medical perspectivesp. 400
Medical futility : its meaning and ethical implicationsp. 408
Nutrition and hydration : moral and pastoral reflectionsp. 417
Natural Death Actp. 427
Integrating preferences for life-sustaining treatments and health states ratings into meaningful advance care discussionsp. 429
Enough : the failure of the living willp. 440
Eighth annual report on Oregon's Death with Dignity Actp. 457
Attitudes toward assisted suicide and euthanasia among physicians in Washington statep. 472
Death and dignity : a case of individualized decision makingp. 484
The philosopher's briefp. 490
Western bioethics on the Navajo reservation : benefit or harm?p. 503
Communication through interpreters in healthcare : ethical dilemmas arising from differences in class, culture, language, and powerp. 512
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