Bioethics

Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780199796236
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This new edition of Bioethics, like its predecessor, provides in-depth discussions of the medical, scientific, social, and legal aspects of controversial bioethical issues and combines this material with a comprehensive and varied collection of thought-provoking readings. This new iteration adds 13 new readings, gives greater emphasis to bioethical issues and concerns affecting nurses and other health care professionals, includes new material on issues related to culture and race, and provides step-by-step guidance on how to identify and evaluate moral arguments in real-world contexts (with accompanying exercises and answers in an appendix).

Bioethics

Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190250102
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Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases, Third Edition, explores the philosophical, medical, social, and legal aspects of key bioethical issues. Opening with a thorough introduction to ethics, bioethics, and moral reasoning, it then covers influential moral theories and the criteria for evaluating them. Integrating eighty-nine readings--twelve of them new to this edition--numerous classic bioethical cases, and abundant pedagogical tools, this text addresses the most provocative and controversial topics in bioethics. PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES: "Classic Case Files" describe landmark cases that shaped the debate, while news-making "Cases for Evaluation" encourage students to form their own opinions Various text boxes: "In Depth" boxes contain additional material, illustrations, or analyses, much of it "ripped from the headlines"; "Fact File" boxes provide statistics on the social, medical, and scientific facets of a chapter's topic; and "Legal Brief" boxes summarize important court rulings and the status of major legislation "Key Terms" are boldfaced and boxed off within the text and then defined in a glossary at the back of the book "Applying Major Theories" sections at the end of each chapter help students relate theories to the issues

Bioethics

Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195182828
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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.

Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Author: Tom L. Beauchamp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195143310
Format: PDF
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For many years this has been a leading textbook of bioethics. It established the framework of principles within the field. This is a very thorough revision with a new chapter on methods and moral justification.

Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics

Author: Robert M. Veatch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199946563
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of its kind, Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases, Second Edition, explores fundamental ethical questions arising from real situations faced by health professionals, patients, and others. Featuring a wide range of more than 100 case studies drawn from current events, court cases, and physicians' experiences, the book is divided into three parts. Part 1 presents a basic framework for ethical decision-making in healthcare, while Part 2 explains the relevant ethical principles: beneficence and nonmaleficence, justice, respect for autonomy, veracity, fidelity, and avoidance of killing. Parts 1 and 2 provide students with the background to analyze the ethical dilemmas presented in Part 3, which features cases on a broad spectrum of issues including abortion, mental health, experimentation on humans, the right to refuse treatment, and much more. The volume is enhanced by opening text boxes in each chapter that cross-reference relevant cases in other chapters, an appendix of important ethical codes, and a glossary of key terms.

Bioethics and Disability

Author: Alicia Ouellette
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521110300
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This book provides the tools for understanding the concerns, fears and biases people with disabilities and bioethicists have.

Moral Theory

Author: Mark Timmons
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742564932
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Moral Theory: An Introduction explores some of the most historically important and currently debated moral theories about the nature of the right and good. Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers. All of the book's chapters have been revised in light of recent work in moral theory. The second edition includes a new chapter on ethical egoism, an extensively revised chapter on moral particularism, and expanded coverage of divine command theory, moral relativism, and consequentialism. Additionally, this edition discusses recent work by moral psychologists that is making an impact on moral theory.

Bioethics in Canada

Author: Carol Collier
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551307235
Format: PDF, ePub
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Every day bioethical conflicts arise in Canadian hospitals and courtrooms; they are debated in newspaper columns and argued in private. This updated edition of Bioethics in Canada provides an accessible introduction to the philosophical, historical, and medical concepts shaping these contemporary, and very contentious, debates. Bioethics in Canada opens with an introduction to moral theory and bioethical principles. These theoretical conceptions are then applied to practical ethical conflicts involving abortion, distributive justice, genetics, reproductive technology, and other vital topics. A landmark case opens each chapter, illuminating the many issues involved in these debates, as well as the philosophical assumptions that shape them. This highly usable text features excerpts of significant bioethical writings, as well as recommended websites, suggestions for further reading, and original case studies for students to analyze. With new information on emerging topics such as transplant tourism and multicultural challenges in pluralistic societies; updated research, recommended reading lists, and web resources; and new cases of interest, this second edition will be a valuable resource for many classes in the disciplines of Philosophy, Health Studies, Medicine, and Nursing, providing a strong ethical foundation in a field whose technical frontiers are ever shifting.

Philosophy Here and Now

Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190207038
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life, Second Edition, is a hybrid text/reader that helps students understand, appreciate, and even do philosophy. The book emphasizes philosophical writing, reinforced with step-by-step coaching in how to write argumentative essays and supported by multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking. It shows students how philosophy applies to their own lives and brings the subject to life with engaging chapter-ending literary selections, abundant illustrations, and a wealth of pedagogical features. FEATURES * A comprehensive introductory chapter lays the groundwork for philosophical thinking * Six types of text boxes--"Philosophy Now," "Philosophers at Work," "Philosophy Lab," "What Do You Believe," "Writing to Understand: Critiquing Philosophical Views," and "Writing to Understand: Arguing Your Own Views" demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy * Additional pedagogical elements make the material even more engaging and accessible. These include marginal critical-thinking questions, marginal quotes, a timeline, key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance and listed and defined at the end of each chapter), marginal definitions, and a glossary. * Charts, tables, and color photos keep students visually engaged * Fictional or narrative selections--followed by "Probing Questions"--at the end of each chapter explore and dramatize the philosophical issues discussed * A "How to Write a Philosophy Paper" appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay

The Basics of Bioethics

Author: Robert M. Veatch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315510049
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The third edition of The Basics of Bioethics continues to provide a balanced and systematic ethical framework to help students analyze a wide range of controversial topics in medicine, and consider ethical systems from various religious and secular traditions. The Basics of Bioethics covers the “Principalist” approach and identifies principles that are believed to make behavior morally right or wrong. It showcases alternative ethical approaches to health care decision making by presenting Hippocratic ethics as only one among many alternative ethical approaches to health care decision-making. The Basics of Bioethics offers case studies, diagrams, and other learning aids for an accessible presentation. Plus, it contains an all-encompassing ethics chart that shows the major questions in ethics and all of the major answers to these questions.