Biomedical Ethics

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1981 - Bioethics - 587 pages
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This best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in schools of medicine and nursing, the collection covers provocative topics such as conflicts of interest in medicine, advance directives, physician-assisted suicide, and the rationing of health care. The text's effective pedagogical features include chapter introductions, argument sketches, explanations of medical terms, headnotes, and annotated bibliographies.

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One of the best textbooks I've ever read. Never thought I would actually want to read the unassigned pages of a school book. Excellent representation of every viewpoint/stance regarding controversial medical care & patient rights. Read full review

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One of the best textbooks I've ever read. Never thought I would actually want to read the unassigned pages of a school book. Excellent representation of every viewpoint/stance regarding controversial medical care & patient rights. Read full review

Contents

Paul W Taylor Utilitarianism
5
Fred Feldman Kants Ethical Theory
26
John W Carlson Natural Law Theory
37
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About the author (1981)

Thomas A. Mappes holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Dayton and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University. He is professor of philosophy at Frostburg State University, where he has taught since 1973. He is the coeditor (with Jane S. Zembaty) of Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy (McGraw-Hill, 4/e, 1992) and his published work appears in journals such as American Philosophical Quarterly and Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. In 1985, the Frostburg State University Foundation presented him with the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching.

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