Bioethics: An Introduction to the History, Methods, and Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1997 - Medical - 416 pages
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This book is one of the only texts to cover the history, methodology, and practice of bioethics. Compiling articles from well-established bioethical thinkers, Jecker et al. have created an edited volume unique in its scope of topics addressed. Bioethics will find use for both graduate students and professional students in law, medicine, nursing or other health-related fields who will face bioethical issues in future careers.
 

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Contents

Moral Questions and the New Biology
12
Experimentation and Human Subjects
29
To Save or Let
60
Bioethics as a Discipline
87
PART H THE METHODS OF BIOETHICS
113
Ethical Theories and Principles
126
A Critique of Principlism
147
Casuistry and Narrative Ethics
158
PART HI THE PRACTICE OF BIOETHICS
259
Clinical Bioethics
273
Jehovahs Witnesses
279
What Ethics Committees
293
Mary Beth West and Joan Mdver Gibson
300
Clinical Policy Development
309
Advance Directives
324
The State Level
345

The Revival of Casuistry in Bioethics
175
Contextual Ethics
184
Quantitative and Qualitative
190
Survival after Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Hospital
202
Qualitative Methods
218
Should Medical Encounters Be Studied Using
232
Professional Associations
357
Adult Medicine
365
Cultural Assumptions in the Practice of Bioethics
383
Index
403
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About the author (1997)

Albert R. Jonsen is Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Chairman, Department of Medical Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine. Stephen Toulmin is Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Northwestern University.

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