Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of Cases that Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Medical ethics - 509 pages
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This text provides coverage of the most discussed topics and up-to-date cases in medical ethics. Each topic is enriched with important background, history and context, and supplemented with a discussion of the most pertinent philosophical theories and ethical issues behind it. Anecdotal updates are included at the end of chapters to give readers insights into what has happened to some of the people involved in these cases.

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ETHICAL THEORIES AND MEDICAL ETHICS
10
Karen Quinlan and Nancy Cruzan
29
THE CRUZAN CASE
38
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Pence has taught bioethics for more than 25 years in the Philosophy Department and School of Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he has won the Best Teacher award.

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