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Taking sides. Clashing views on controversial bioethical issues

Author: Carol Levine
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : McGraw Hill/Dushkin Pub. Group, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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Presents opposing viewpoints on twenty-one controversial issues in bioethics, covering medical decision making, death and dying, genetics, and other topics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Levine
ISBN: 0072430826 9780072430820
OCLC Number: 45838940
Description: xxiv, 380 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Is informed consent still central to medical ethics? --
Can family interests ethically outweigh patient autonomy? --
Are some advance directives too risky for patients? --
Should physicians be allowed to assist in patient suicide? --
Is it ethical to withhold the truth from dying patients? --
Should doctors be able to refuse demands for "futile" treatment? --
Should abortions late in pregnancy be banned? --
Should pregnant women be punished for exposing fetuses to risk? --
Should adolescents make their own life-and-death decisions? --
Do parents harm their children when they refuse medical treatment on religious grounds? --
Should genes for human diseases be patented? --
Should human cloning be banned? --
Should information from genetic testing be available to employers and insurers? --
Should parents always be told of genetic-testing availability? --
Should animal experimentation be permitted? --
Is sham surgery ethically acceptable in clinical research? --
Should health insurance be based on employment? --
Should health care for the elderly be limited? --
Should patient-centered medical ethics govern managed care? --
Should there be a market in body parts? --
Should doctors-in-training be unionized?
Other Titles: Clashing views on controversial bioethical issues
Bioethical issues
Responsibility: edited, selected, and with introductions by Carol Levine.

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This text presents readings that represent the arguments of philosophers and social commentators, discussing topics such as death and dying; choices in reprodction; children and bioethics; and  Read more...

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