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Practical decision making in health care ethics : cases, concepts, and virtue of prudence

Author: Raymond J Devettere
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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This is a new edition of a classic textbook in health care ethics, one that offers an alternative to the principle-based approach from Beauchamp and Childress (Principles of Biomedical Ethics, now in its seventh edition from OUP) and traditional Catholic approaches of Ashley and O'Rourke. In the early chapters Devettere spells out the meaning of ethics and the importance of prudential reasoning in seeking the good  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Case Reports
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Devettere, Raymond J.
Practical decision making in health care ethics.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, [2016]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond J Devettere
ISBN: 9781626162778 1626162778 9781626162761 162616276X
OCLC Number: 920469645
Description: xxi, 657 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: What is ethics? --
Prudence and living a good life --
The language of health care ethics --
Making health care decisions --
Deciding for others --
Determining life and death --
Life-sustaining treatments --
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation --
Medical nutrition and hydration --
Reproductive issues --
Prenatal life --
Infants and children --
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide --
Medical and behavioral research --
Transplantation --
Medical genetics and genomics.
Responsibility: Raymond J. Devettere.

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Offering a teachable alternative to the dominant principle-based theories in the field, the author's approach is not based on an ethics of abstract obligations and duties but, following Aristotle, on  Read more...

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