The collection of five given papers and presentations from conferences between 2005 and 2008 are discussion papers. The perspectives of the essays are based on biomedical ethics and legal reflections. The papers were presented on important international conferences and congresses. Included are the following talks: "Biotechnology and Economy: An ethical conflict of interest?"; "Human Biobanks -- Trustees and aspects of the current German discussion"; Biobanking and genetic testing: A comparison between European countries and India, "New Epidemics: A chance for Social rights, Justice and Health?" and "Genetic testing, pharmacogenetics, privacy and the responsibility of doctors in clinical trials". The author hopes that this collection will stimulate further discussion
Provides students with tools to identify the problems in heath care.
Health Care Ethics is aclear, accessible text/reference that explores the full range of contemporary issues in health care ethics from a practical wisdom approach. The authors present the fundamental concerns of modern medical ethics–-autonomy, beneficence, justice, and confidentiality-–and then provide analysis, cases, and insights from professional literature to discuss them. Throughout, the discussion starts with larger issues or concepts and principles and then focuses on specific problems or complications.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:Identify the problems in health care ranging from end of life issues to testing and research. Develop a more well-rounded understanding of cultural traditions that are not a part of the mainstream discussion of American medical ethics. Analyze the various views on health care ethics.
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I. Research Ethics: How Should We Justify Ancillary Care Duties?
II. Clinical Ethics: Are Psychopaths Morally Accountable?
III. Reproductive Ethics: Is There A Solution to the Non-Identity Problem?
IV. Neuroethics: What is Addiction and Does It Excuse?
V. Public Health Ethics: Is Luck Egalitarianism Implausibly Harsh?
S. Matthew Liao and Collin O’Neil’s concise introduction to the essays in the volume, the annotated bibliographies and study questions for each controversy, and the supplemental guide to additional current controversies in bioethics give the reader a broad grasp of the different kinds of challenges in bioethics.