Biomedical Ethics

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Thomas A. Mappes, David DeGrazia
McGraw-Hill, 2001 - Medical - 707 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 on 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 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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A school book, but I loved reading it, the title says it all. Provides many different view points and is on topics which are very up to date! Read full review



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About the author (2001)

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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