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ISBN-10 0205765637ISBN-13 9780205765638
ISBN-10 0205765629ISBN-13 9780205765621
Author(s): Robert M. Veatch
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 224

For health professional schools (Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health) and short undergraduate courses or course segments in Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Applied Ethics in departments of philosophy, religion, biology, and the social sciences.

Brief text provides a balanced, systematic framework to help students analyze wide range of controversial topics in medicine. Considers ethical systems from various religious and secular traditions. Topics include history of codes of ethics, abortion, animal rights and welfare, confidentiality, truth-telling, informed consent, care of the terminally ill, genetics, birth technologies, and problems of social ethics, including resource allocation, organ transplant, and human subjects research.