Biomedical ethics

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McGraw-Hill, 2006 - Medical - 723 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 of 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 text's 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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David DeGrazia earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.St. from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. from Gerogetown University, each in philosophy. He has been teaching philosophy and biomedical ethics at George Washington University since 1989. He is the author of Taking Animals Seriously (Cambridge University Press) and of articles published in such journals as Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Public Affairs Quarterly, History of Philosophy Quarterly, and Southern Journal of Philosophy.

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