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Medical Ethics

(Book - 2011)
Medical Ethics
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Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact are also included.
Title: Medical ethics
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2011
Characteristics: 222 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Noël Merino, book editor
Contents: ch.1. What ethics should guide the health care system? Overview : the health care system / Public Agenda
Rationing health care is ethical and necessary / Peter Singer Health care rationing should not be justified by unethical beliefs / Raymond Dennehy Universal health care provided by the government is morally required / New Republic
Government intervention in health care is immoral and impractical / Lin Zinser, Paul Hsieh
Health care is a right, not a privilege / Bernie Sanders ch. 2. What ethics should guide organ transplants?. Overview : organ transplantation / Gift of a Lifetime
Sale of kidneys for transplantation is ethical / Cord Jefferson
Charity, not money, should guide kidney transplantation / Gerald D. Coleman
Individuals should become organ donors to stop organ sales / William Saletan
System of presumed consent is not a good way to increase available organs / Gilbert Meilaender ch. 3. Are reproductive technologies ethical? Overview : reproductive ethics / Marcia Clemmitt
Unmarried individuals and homosexuals should have access to reproductive technologies / Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Surrogacy can be an ethical solution to infertility / Sudesh Kumar
Fertility doctors are in no position to consider children's well-being / Josephine Johnston
Unmarried individuals and homosexuals do not have a right to reproductive technologies / Jennifer Roback Morse
Outsourced surrogacy is a form of exploitation / Nayantara Mallya
Fertility doctors must consider children's well-being / Thomas H. Murray ch.4. Is it ethical for doctors to end life? Overview : end-of-life issues / Public Agenda Right to die necessitates assistance from physicians / Jacob M. Appel
It is ethical for doctors to participate in death penalty executions / Dudley Sharp
Doctors must respect the autonomy of pregnant women regarding abortion / Howard Minkoff, Lynn M. Paltrow ch.4. Doctors and nurses should never take part in euthanasia / Jean Echlin
There is no humane way of performing death penalty executions / PLoS Medicine Editors
It is ethical for doctors to refuse to perform abortion / Daniel Allott, Matt Bowman
Additional Contributors: Merino, Noël
ISBN: 0737749164
Branch Call Number: 174.2 M4894 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-204) and index
Subject Headings: Medical ethics
Topical Term: Medical ethics
LCCN: 2010015315
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Several articles deal with a number of ethical issues in the medical field.

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