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Medical Ethics (2nd Edition)

Paperback|Mar 1997
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This book is intended as a practical introduction to the ethical questionswhich doctors and other health professionals can be expected to encounter intheir practice. Medical Ethics is a revision and major expansion of PracticalMedical Ethics, which was first published in...


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This book is intended as a practical introduction to the ethical questionswhich doctors and other health professionals can be expected to encounter intheir practice. Medical Ethics is a revision and major expansion of PracticalMedical Ethics, which was first published in 1992. The book has been completelyrevised and updated, and is divided into three parts dealing with ethicalfoundations, clinical ethics, and medicine and society.It incorporates new chapters on topics such as theories of medical ethics,cultural aspects of medicine, genetic dilemmas, aging, dementia and mortality,research ethics, justice and health care (including an examination of resourceallocation), and medicine, ethics and medical law. Medical Ethics covers issuesto do with the beginning and end of life, as well as ethical questionssurrounding the human body and the use of human tissue, confidentiality andAIDS, care of the mentally ill, and the implications of genetic technology.Each chapter presents a range of ethical views, drawing both from traditionalphilosophical responses and the most recent contemporary responses. Theoreticaldiscussion is extended and illustrated by case studies and examples, which aresuitable for both private study and for use in group discussions. This book is anon-technical guide to ethics written with the needs of medical students andmedical practitioners in mind. It will also appeal to students and practitionersof allied health professions, and for all users of health care services.
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This book is intended as a practical introduction to the ethical problems which doctors and other health professionals can expect to encounter in their practice. It is divided into three parts: ethical foundations, clinical ethics, and medicine and society.^ The authors incorporate new chapters on topics such as theories of medical ethics, cultural aspects of medicine, genetic dilemmas, aging, dementia and mortality, research ethics, justice and health care (including an examination of resource allocation), and medicine, ethics and medical law. Medical Ethics also covers issues having to do with the beginning and end of life, as well as ethical questions surrounding the human body and the use of human tissue, confidentiality and AIDS, care of the mentally ill, and the implications of genetic technology.^ Each chapter presents a range of ethical views, drawing both from traditional philosophy and the most recent contemporary trends. The theoretical discussion is extended and illu
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Max Charlesworth

Charlesworth is one of Australia's leading philosophers. He co-founded the Australian Bioethics Association and is a member of the Monash University Centre for Human Bioethics.

D Gareth Jones

D. GARETH JONES is Professor of Anatomy and Structural Biology at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) at the same university. A neuroscientist, he has written extensively on bioethical issues. His recent books include: Valuing People: Human Value in a World of Medical Technology (1999), Speaking for the Dead: Cadavers in Biology and Medicine (2000), Clones: The Clowns of Technology? (2001) and Designers Of The Future (2005). He is also a co-author of the text, Medical Ethics (fourth edition, 2005).

  • Part 1 Foundations: Theories Of Medical Ethics
  • The Medical Ethos
  • Health Care In Diverse Cultures
  • The Human Body. Part 2 Clinical Ethics: Genetic Dilemmas
  • Issues Before Birth
  • Birth And Beyond
  • The Challenges Of Aids
  • Ethical Issues In Psychiatry
  • Aging, Dementia And Mortality
  • Ending Human Lives. Part 3 Medicine And Society: Research Ethics
  • Justice And Health Care
  • Law, Ethics And Medicine.

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