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Bioethics and armed conflict : moral dilemmas of medicine and war

Author: Michael L Gross
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
Series: Basic bioethics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of medical ethics during war and the inherent conflict between the principles of bioethics and the morally legitimate but competing demands of military necessity.

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Gross, Michael L., 1954-
Bioethics and armed conflict.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005056158
(OCoLC)62290628
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Gross
ISBN: 9780262274371 026227437X 0262572265 9780262572262 9781429477338 1429477334
OCLC Number: 145463991
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 384 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Series foreword --
Preface --
1. Setting the stage --
The role of medicine in armed conflict --
Military ethics and humanitarian law --
Contemporary biomedical ethics --
Moral dilemmas of medicine and war --
2. The ethics of medicine and the ethics of war --
Life, dignity, and utility --
The right to life --
Autonomy and dignity --
Dignity : an absolute moral right? --
Utility : limiting harm and achieving good --
Bioethics, war, and necessity --
3. Medical care for the wounded --
Evacuating and treating the wounded --
Why treat the wounded? --
Medical care and military necessity --
Medical care and morale --
Medical care and political obligation --
The limits of military medical care --
4. Patient rights for soldiers --
Informed consent during armed conflict --
Confidentiality --
Battlefield euthanasia and the right to die --
Patient rights in war and peace. 5. Wartime triage --
The moral dilemmas of triage --
Triage, medical need, and military utility --
Distributing medical knowledge to the enemy --
Alternatives to triage --
Tragedy and triage : a second look --
6. Medical neutrality --
Medical neutrality and armed conflict --
Medical neutrality and unconventional conflict --
Medical immunity in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict --
Medical impartiality in the Vietnam war --
The challenge of medical neutrality --
7. Torture, ill-treatment, and interrogation --
The dilemma of torture --
Torture, ill-treatment, and terror --
Justifying torture and ill-treatment --
Torture and the role of physicians --
The shame of torture --
8. Chemical and biological warfare --
Historical overview --
The inhumanity of chemical and biological weapons --
Bioethics and unconventional deterrence --
Nonlethal chemical and biological weapons --
Weapons development and the medical community --
9. Bioethics and the end of armed conflict --
Pacifism, peace, medicine, and war --
Vocational pacifism --
Physician-assisted draft evasion --
Medicine and pacifism : the quest for world peace --
The lure of pacifism and peace. 10. The moral dilemmas of medicine and war --
The transformation of ethics during war --
The transformation of medical ethics during war --
Armed conflict and professional obligation --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Basic bioethics.
Responsibility: Michael L. Gross.

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