New Perspectives in Healthcare Ethics: An Interdisciplinary and Crosscultural Approach, 1st edition

  • Rosemarie Tong

New Perspectives in Healthcare Ethics: An Interdisciplinary and Crosscultural Approach

ISBN-13:  9780130613479

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Tong, a well-known biomedical ethicist, combines medical ethics, bioethics, and her own unique insights to provide a comprehensive survey of contemporary health care ethics issues.  KEY TOPICS: Among the topics discussed in this book are complementary and alternative medicine; contraception and sterilization; infertility and assisted reproduction; and surrogate motherhood; genetic testing (screening and counseling); genetic therapy; biomedical and behavioral research; and euthanasia and assisted suicide.   MARKET: A useful reference work for those in the health care industry.

Table of contents

Part One:                    A Conceptual Framework for Health Care Ethics


1.  Chapter One:           Introduction


2.  Chapter Two:          Ethical Theories and Principles in Health Care


3.  Chapter Three:        The Health Care Professional-Patient Relationship


Part Two:                    Health and Disease Issues


4.  Chapter Four:          Biological Givens or Social Constructions?


5.  Chapter Five:           Biomedical and Behavioral Research


Part Three:                 Beginning of Life Issues


6.  Chapter Six:            Abortion


7.  Chapter Seven:        Reproduction-Assisting Technologies: Donor Insemination, In-vitro Fertilization, and Beyond


8.  Chapter Eight:          Genetic Screening, Counseling, and Therapy


9.  Chapter Nine:          Therapeutic Cloning, Reproductive Cloning, and Ectogenesis


Part Four:                   End of Life Issues


10.  Chapter Ten:         The Aging Process and Long-Term Health Care


11.  Chapter Eleven:     Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and Palliative Care


Part Five:                    Micro- and Macro-Allocation Issues


12.  Chapter Twelve:    Organ Transplantation: Individual Allocation Decisions


13.  Chapter Thirteen:   Health Care Reform: Social Distribution Decisions

Published by Pearson (February 21st 2006) - Copyright © 2007