Biomedical Ethics

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Thomas A. Mappes, David DeGrazia
McGraw-Hill, 1996 - Philosophy - 645 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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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 (1996)

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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