Biomedical Ethics

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Thomas A. Mappes, Jane S. Zembaty
McGraw-Hill, 1991 - Philosophy - 641 pages
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This anthology 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 on medicine and nursing, Biomedical Ethics 4th edition, covers provocative topics including AIDS, animal experimentation, age-based rationing, and hospital ethics committees. The new fourth edition, edited by Mappes and DeGrazia, contains more than 50% new readings as well as a number of new chapter sections. The pedagogical feature of previous editions - chapter introductions, argument sketches, explanations of medical terms, headnotes and annotated bibliographies - have been retained. Classic Cases in Medical Ethics second edition, is a natural complement to Biomedical Ethics 4th edition.

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PHYSICIANS OBLIGATIONS
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The Hippocratic Oath
53
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

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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