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Medical ethics : a very short introduction

Author: R A Hope
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004.
Series: Very short introductions, 114.
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"In this Very Short Introduction, Tony Hope deals with a range of thorny moral questions, some of which are age-old, like euthanasia and the morality of killing, and others of which have arisen with recent advances in medical technology." "Tony Hope also explores political questions, discussing how health-care resources can be fairly allocated, and addressing controversial problems such as: Should treatment for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R A Hope
ISBN: 0192802828 9780192802828
OCLC Number: 55745057
Description: 152 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: On why medical ethics is exciting --
Euthanasia: good medical practice, or murder? --
Why undervaluing 'statistical' people costs lives --
People who don't exist, at least not yet --
A tool-box for reasoning --
Inconsistencies about madness --
How modern genetics is testing traditional confidentiality --
Is medical research the new imperialism? --
Family medicine meets the House of Lords.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 114.
Responsibility: Tony Hope.
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Issues in medical ethics is an area of ethics that has particular interest for the general public as well as the medical practitioner. This introduction deals with moral questions, such as euthanasia  Read more...


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