Playing God: The New World of Medical Choices

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Simon and Schuster, 1987 - Philosophy - 431 pages
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Covers the ethics and law involved in such issues as physician and patient relationships, terminal care, transplantation of organs, tissues, etc., in vitro fertilization, surrogate mothers, abortion, neonatal intensive care, making medical decisions for children and other adults, and medical malpractice. Includes bills of rights for medical research patients, pregnant women, institutionalized persons, and nursing home patients, and sample forms for living will and durable power of attorney, uniform anatomical gift act, donor card and consent of next of kin for removal of organs.

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Making medical decisions: how to make difficult medical and ethical choices for yourself and your family

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Ruth Macklin wrote about a newly emerging professional, the bioethicist ( LJ 5/15/87), and now the Scullys have written a consumer guide addressed to the person placed in the position of making ... Read full review


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