Principles of health care ethics.

Other Authors: Ashcroft, Richard E.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2007
Edition: 2nd ed. /
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Table of Contents:
  • The 'four principles' approach to health care ethics
  • Theories of autonomy
  • Beneficence
  • Responsibilities for poverty-related ill health
  • Liberalism and communitarianism
  • How many principles for bioethics?
  • Casuistical reasoning in medical ethics
  • Utilitarianism and bioethics
  • Deontology
  • Kantian ethics
  • Feminist approaches to health care ethics
  • Virtue theory
  • Moral relativism
  • Christian approaches to bioethics
  • Judaism and medicine: Jewish medical ethics
  • The search for Islamic bioethics principles
  • Buddhist bioethics
  • South Asian approaches to health care ethics
  • The specious idea of an Asian bioethics: beyond dichotomizing east and west
  • Narrative ethics
  • Empirical appoaches to health care ethics
  • Medical sociology and the redundancy of empirical ethics
  • The use of thought experiments in health care ethics
  • Deliberative bioethics
  • Law, ethics and health care
  • Medical humanities: an overview
  • Reflective equilibrium as a method in health care ethics
  • Hermeneutic ethics between practice and theory
  • Paternalism in health care and health policy
  • Need: an instrumental view
  • Rights
  • Exploitation in health care
  • Competence to consent
  • The doctrine of double effect
  • Ordinary and extraordinary means
  • Acts and omissions
  • Personhood and moral status
  • Commodification
  • Consent and informed consent
  • Treatment decisions for incapacitated patients
  • Children's consent to medical treatment
  • Patients and disclosure of surgical risk
  • Confidentiality
  • Truth telling, lying and the doctor-patient relationship
  • Personal beliefs and patient care
  • Conscience and health care ethics
  • Care in families
  • The ethics of primary health care
  • The nurse-patient relationship: a 'principles plus care' account
  • Dual responsibilities: do they raise any different ethical issues from 'normal' therapeutic relationships?
  • Violent and abusive patients: an ethically informed response
  • The moral significance of the human foetus
  • Will we need abortion in Utopia?
  • Maternal-foetal conflict
  • Limits to reproductive liberty
  • Disability without denial
  • Disability and equity: should difference be welcomed?
  • Genetic counselling
  • Ethics and psychotherapy: an issue of trust
  • Mental illness and compulsory treatment
  • Personality disorders and compulsory detention
  • Labia mea, domine: media, morality and eating disorders
  • Intellectual disability
  • Ethical issues and health care for older people
  • Organs and tissues for transplantation and research
  • Living donor organ transplantation
  • Euthanasia and principled health care ethics: from conflict to compromise?
  • Understanding and misunderstanding death
  • Ethics without boundaries: medical tourism
  • Ethics of performance enhancement in sport: drugs and gene doping
  • Training good professionals: ethics and health care education
  • Ethics consultation and ethics committees
  • The concepts of health and illness
  • Community in public health ethics
  • Health promotion, society and health care ethics
  • Preventing disease
  • Quantitative methods for priority-setting in health: ethical issues
  • Economics, political philosophy and ethics: the role of public preferences in health care decision-making
  • Decision analysis: the ethical approach to most health decision making
  • Health inequities and the social determinants of health
  • Organizational ethics in health care
  • Ethical issues in epidemiology
  • Screening: ethical aspects
  • Vaccination ethics
  • The patient as victim and vector: bioethics and the challenge of infectious diseases
  • Bioterrorism, society and health care ethics
  • Drug addiction, society and ethics
  • Smoking: is acceptance of the risks fully voluntary? Doctors and human rights
  • Duties to refugees and asylum seekers in host countries' medical systems
  • Medical aid in disaster relief
  • The ethics and governance of medical research
  • On the ethics of animal research
  • The ethical requirement for systematic reviews for randomized trials
  • Informed consent for research
  • Evaluating benefits and harms in clinical research
  • Patients' obligations?
  • Standard of care owed to participants in clinical trials: different standards in different countries?
  • Justice and priority setting in international health care research
  • Obligations of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ethics and medical publishing
  • Human reproductive cloning
  • Obtaining human eggs for stem cell research: ethical issues
  • The ethics of xenotransplantation
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Ethical issues in human gene transfer: a historical overview
  • The ethics of ageing, immortality and genetics
  • Ethical issues of enhancement technologies
  • Psychosurgery and neuroimplantation: changing what is deep within a person
  • Resisting addiction: novel application of vaccines..