9780195182828

Bioethics Principles, Issues, and Cases

  • ISBN 13:

    9780195182828

  • ISBN 10:

    0195182820

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/13/2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Vaughn offers a hybrid of text, readings, and cases to fill a need left for a current, accessible introduction to the philosophical, medical, scientific, social, and legal aspects of key bioethics issues. It offers a balance between basic ethical theories and current controversies. Itscase-driven approach and a very robust set of pedagogical features introduce issues in a way that engages students in decision making. Hot topics include paternalism and patient autonomy, truth telling, informed consent, abortion, in vitro fertilization, cloning, impaired infants, embryonicstem-cell dilemmas, genetic engineering, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, human and animal research, inequities in access to medical treatment, HIV/AIDS in Africa, and health-care costs.

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