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Bioethics and women : across the life span

Author: Mary Briody Mahowald
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Mahowald deals with bioethical issues relevant to women across their life span. Gender justice is both the starting point and the end point of her egalitarian perspective. Implications of different positions on moral status are considered with regard to ethical decisions after birth as well as before birth.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mahowald, Mary Briody.
Bioethics and women.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006040004
(OCoLC)63179056
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Briody Mahowald
ISBN: 0195176170 9780195176179 9780199721092 0199721092
OCLC Number: 190822599
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. A bioethics for women --
1. An egalitarian overview --
Diverse approaches to bioethics --
Verities, variables, and maxims --
Conceptions of justice --
Standpoint theory and its implications for just caring --
Privileging women's standpoint in our health care --
2. Distinguishing features of women's health care --
Some sex and gender differences --
Models of the practitioner-patient relationship --
Possible modifications of principlist and casuistic methods --
Who is the patient? --
Patients and "dependent moral status" --
Guidelines and regulations --
3. Different starting points, standpoints, end points --
Key terms --
Meaning and significance of moral status --
Moral relevance of the gestational tie and other relationships --
Personhood and potential for personhood --
Thresholds of development and moral status --
Intermediate positions about moral status. pt. 2. Topics, issues, and cases --
4. Preconception and prenatal decisions --
Preconception counseling --
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis --
Prenatal testing --
Misattributed paternity and carrier testing--
Sex selection --
5. Medically assisted reproduction --
Criteria for patient selection --
Gamete "donation" and "surrogacy" --
Disposition of in vitro embryos --
Multiple gestations --
6. Noncompliance during pregnancy --
Refusal of hospitalization --
Dietary noncompliance --
Refusal of cesarean section --
7. Decisions at parturition and birth --
Mode of delivery --
Cesarean sections for nonmedical reasons --
Decisions for impaired or very premature newborns --
Sex assignment at birth --
8. Treatment of minors --
Teenage pregnancy and motherhood --
Confidentiality issues --
Ritual female genital surgery --
Eating disorders --
9. Preventing pregnancy and birth --
Contraception and sterilization --
Abortion. 10. Violence and discrimination toward women and children --
Child abuse and neglect --
Elderly abuse and neglect --
Violence against women --
Gender discrimination and sexual harassment --
11. Nonreproductive health issues --
HIV testing and AIDS--
Breast and gynecological cancers --
Menopause and hormone replacement therapy --
12. Care of the elderly and end-of-life care --
Health-related issues --
Caregiver issues --
End-of-life decisions --
13. Research issues --
Women as research subjects --
Maternal-fetal surgery --
Cloning and stem cell research --
pt. 3. An egalitarian ideal --
14. Virtue and gender justice in health care --
Recapping the perspective --
Obligations, virtues, and ideals --
Individual decision-making and an egalitarian ideal --
Virtue in women's health care --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Mary Briody Mahowald.
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