Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - 614 pages
Provides expert help you need to make difficult bio-ethical decisions, covering a broad range of current and future health care issues, as well as institutional and social issues applicable to multiple disciplines and settings.
 

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A Review and Ethical Evaluation
3
Chapter 3 Prenatal Diagnosis and the Ethics of Uncertainty
15
Ethical Legal and Social Issues
29
The Ethical Challenge of the New Reproductive Technology
45
Ethical Considerations of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
56
Pregnancy and Medical Ethics
67
The Family in Medical Decision Making
81
What It Is What It Isnt and Why It Matters
117
Some Practical Suggestions on Policy
364
Chapter 33Gender and Health Insurance
366
Is Rationing Ethically Justifiable?
373
The Social Obligations of Health Care Practitioners
383
Chapter 36Social Systems and Professional Responsibility
392
Chapter 37Equality and Inequality in American Health Care
399
The Ethics of Medical Gatekeeping
413
Is Rationing Inevitable?
419

Conclusions Relating to Competency
123
Personal and Social Barriers
129
Chapter 13Bioethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care
138
Other Troublesome Areas
144
Analyzing the Present
152
Conclusion
161
Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
168
Issues of Access
177
Ethical Challenges and QualityofLife
189
Chapter 18Respecting the Autonomy of Elders in Nursing Homes
200
Genetic Risk and the PhysicianPatient
212
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227
Chapter 20Human Experimentation and Clinical Consent
228
Chapter 21The Ethics of Research on the Mentally Disabled
239
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244
Guidelines for Future Research Using the Mentally Disabled
245
Chapter 22AIDS Activists and Their Legacy for Research Policy
251
Current and Future Challenges
265
Summary
275
Chapter 25Death Medicine and the Moral Significance of Family Decision Making
288
Proposed Clinical Criteria for PhysicianAssisted
295
Chapter 27Ethical Issues Concerning PhysicianAssisted Death
302
Placing the Debate in Context
308
Facing Death in Germany
315
Chapter 29The Problem with Futility
323
Chapter 30Is It Time To Abandon Brain Death?
330
Turning Back
339
Scarce Resources and Organ Donations
345
PART IVJUSTICE AND ECONOMICS IN HEALTH CARE
351
Case Narratives
421
Discussion
428
Chapter 41Ethically Important Distinctions among Managed Care Organizations
442
Conclusion
448
Roles Membership Structure and Difficulties
460
Three Models
466
Establishment of Reliability and Validity
472
222
477
Summary
481
75
496
Broader Than Clinical Ethics
497
79
504
Chapter 48Basic Theories in Medical Ethics
515
Chapter 49A Method of Ethical Decision Making
527
The Method
535
The Revival of Casuistry in Bioethics
541
Conclusion
551
Narrative Knowledge
557
81
562
Family Decision Making and Competent Patients
577
Chapter 53Bioethics as Social Problem Solving
578
Some Lessons
584
177
593
Index
594
200
600
Chapter 10The Patient SelfDetermination
602
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606
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