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Principles of biomedical ethics

Author: Tom L Beauchamp; James F Childress
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This revised textbook on bioethics includes many improvements in style, organization, argument and content. The content has been expanded in order to treat different currents in ethical theory and to  Read more...

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Beauchamp, Tom L.
Principles of biomedical ethics / Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)605966997
Online version:
Beauchamp, Tom L.
Principles of biomedical ethics / Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)623199068
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom L Beauchamp; James F Childress
ISBN: 0195085361 9780195085365 019508537X 9780195085372
OCLC Number: 28412998
Description: x, 546 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Morality and moral justification --
Morality and ethical theory --
Moral dilemmas --
Method, justification and truth --
Specifying and balancing principles --
Place of principles, common morality --
Types of ethical theory --
Criteria for theory construction --
Utilitarianism: consequence-based theory --
Kantianism: obligation-based theory --
Character ethics: virtue-based theory --
Liberal individualism: rights-based theory --
Communitarianism: community-based theory --
Ethics of care: relationship-based accounts --
Casuistry: case-based reasoning --
Principle-based, common-morality theories --
Convergence across theories --
Respect for autonomy --
Concept of autonomy --
Competence and autonomous choice --
Meaning and justification of informed consent --
Disclosure --
Understanding --
Voluntariness --
Framework of standards for surrogate decisionmaking --
Nonmaleficence --
Concept of nonmaleficence --
Traditional distinctions and rules governing nontreatment --
Optional treatments and obligatory treatments --
Killing and letting die --
Justification of assistance in dying. (cont) Decisionmaking for incompetent patients --
Beneficence --
Concept of beneficence --
Obligatory and ideal beneficence --
Paternalism: conflicts between beneficence and autonomy --
Balancing benefits, costs and risks --
Value and quality of life --
Justice --
Concept of justice --
Theories of justice --
Fair opportunity --
Right to a decent minimum of health care --
Allocation of health care resources --
Rationing through priorities in the health care budget --
Rationing scarce treatments to patients --
Professional-patient relationships --
Veracity --
Privacy --
Confidentiality --
Fidelity --
Dual roles of physician and investigator --
Virtues and ideals in professional life --
Virtues in professional roles --
Four focal virtues --
Conscientiousness --
Moral ideals --
Moral excellence --
Cases in biomedical ethics.
Responsibility: Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress.
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