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Against bioethics

Author: Jonathan Baron
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
Series: Basic bioethics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that applied bioethics should embrace utilitarian decision analysis, thus avoiding recommendations expected to do more harm than good.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Baron
ISBN: 0262025965 9780262025966 9780262524780 0262524783
OCLC Number: 61731541
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1. What this book tries to do --
2. Bioethics vs. utilitarianism --
2.1. History : Nuremberg and Tuskegee --
2.2. Principles of bioethics --
2.3. Bioethical principles vs. utilitarianism --
2.4. Rules and flowcharts --
2.5. Conclusion --
3. Utilitarianism and decision analysis --
3.1. Utilitarianism --
3.2. Intuitive judgments --
3.3. Multiattribute utility theory (MAUT) --
3.4. Attributes and values --
3.5. Conclusion --
4. Going against nature --
4.1. Enhancements : genes, drugs, and mind control --
4.2. Deficits and drugs --
4.3. Reproduction --
4.4. Extending life --
4.5. Conclusion --
5. Death and the value of life --
5.1. The value of life and health : QALYs --
5.2. Advance directives --
5.3. Euthanasia and assisted suicide --
5.4. Organ donation and the definition of death --
5.5. Conclusion --
6. Coercion and consent --
6.1. The value of choice --
6.2. The flat maximum --
6.3. Coercion --
6.4. Research on people who cannot consent --
6.5. Why consent? --
6.6. Altruism, hope, and consent --
6.7. Competence to consent --
6.8. Responsibility and the law --
6.9. Conclusion --
7. Conflict of interest --
7.1. Ethics --
7.2. Reforming the IRB --
7.3. Privacy --
7.4. Conclusion --
8. Drug research --
8.1. Recruiting subjects for drug trials --
8 2. Placebo controls --
8.3. New drug approval --
8.4. Conclusion --
9. Allocation --
9.1. Allocation heuristics and biases --
9.2. Allocation in practice --
9.3. What to do about biases --
9.4. Conclusion --
10. The bigger picture --
10.1. The politics of improving world health --
10.2. Environment, animals, and future people --
10.3. Waste --
10.4. Conclusion.
Series Title: Basic bioethics.
Responsibility: Jonathan Baron.
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