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Medical ethics

Author: Michael Wilcockson
Publisher: London : Hodder Murray, 2008.
Series: Access to religion and philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New title in the Access to Religion and Philosophy series complete with accessible design, content designed to support the revised 2008 A level specifications and revision aids to allow all AS and A  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wilcockson
ISBN: 9780340957776 0340957778
OCLC Number: 276222435
Description: viii, 160 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Doctors and patients 1. Doctors ethics 2. Conduct: confidentiality and privacy 3. Resources 4. Medical ethics and the law Study Guide 2. Personhood and the value of life 1. What is a person? 2. Sanctity of life arguments 3. Quality of life arguments Study Guide 3. Abortion 1. Women's autonomy and rights 2. The personhood problem 3. The law and abortion 4. Normative ethical responses to abortion Study Guide 4. Euthanasua 1. A problem of definition 2. Ethics of suicide 3. The law on suicide and euthanasia 4. Normative ethical responses to abortion Study Guide 5. Assisted reproduction 1. Infertility and the right to a child 2. Surrogacy 3. In vitro fertilisation Study Guide 6. Embryo research 1. The reasons for embryo research 2. The law and embryo research 3. Normative ethical responses to embryo research Study Guide 7. Gene therapy and the use of stem cells 1. Types of therapy 2. Risks and benefits 3. Genetic enhancement 4. Screening and knowledge 5. The use of stem cells 6. Normative ethical responses to gene therapy and the use of stem cells Study Guide 8. Organ transplantation 1. Organ transplant dilemmas 2. The law and organ transplantation 3. Receiving an organ. 4. Dead donors 5. Live donors 6. Commercial aspects of organ transplantation 7. Alternative organ sources 8. Normative eithcal responses to organ transplantation Study Guide 9. Human cloning 1. Why clone? 2. The law and human cloning 3. Risks of cloning 4. Nature, human nature and free will 5. The use of animals: chimeras and hybrids 6. Normative ethical responses to human cloning Study Guide Glossary Further reading Index
Series Title: Access to religion and philosophy.
Responsibility: by Michael Wilcockson.

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