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Author Pence, Gregory E.

Title Classic cases in medical ethics : accounts of cases that have shaped medical ethics, with philosophical, legal, and historical backgrounds / Gregory E. Pence.

Publication Info. Boston : McGraw-Hill, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  174.2 P397C    Check Shelf
Edition Third edition.
Description xii, 509 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Moral reasoning and ethical theories in medical ethics -- pt. 1. Classic cases about death and dying. Comas : Karen Quinlan and Nancy Cruzan -- Requests to die : Elizabeth Bouvia and Larry McAfee -- Physician-assisted dying : Oregon's legalization -- pt. 2. Classic cases about the beginning of life. Assisted reproduction : Louise Brown and beyond -- Surrogacy : Baby M -- Abortion : Kenneth Edelin -- Letting impaired newborns die : Baby Jane Doe -- pt. 3. Classic cases about research and experimental treatment. Animal subjects : the Philadelphia Head-injury Study on primates -- Human subjects : the Tuskegee Syphilis Study -- Organ transplants : Chrisiaan Barnard and the first heart transplant -- Artificial hearts : Barney Clark -- Allocation of artificial and transplantable organs : the God Committee -- Infants and medical research : Baby Fae and Baby Theresa -- pt. 4. Classic cases about individual rights and the public good. Involuntary psychiatric commitment : Joyce Brown -- Presymptomatic testing for genetic disease : Nancy Wexler -- AIDS and mandatory testing for HIV : Kimberly Bergalis -- Reforming the American Medical System : expanding Medicare?
Subject Medical ethics -- Case studies.
Ethics, Medical.
ISBN 0073039861 paperback alkaline paper
0070380945 paperbound
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