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Pathways in Medical Ethics By A.G. Johnson

Pathways in Medical Ethics
by A.G. Johnson

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Aiming to provide pathways for thinking about medical ethics, this book defines the principles governing ethical decisions, such as birth consent, and also defines the philosophical and religious basis for each area outlined. The book attempts to show how to analyze a clinical situation.
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Pathways in Medical Ethics by A.G. Johnson

Aiming to provide pathways for thinking about medical ethics, this book defines the principles governing ethical decisions, such as birth consent, and also defines the philosophical and religious basis for each area outlined. The book attempts to show how to analyze a clinical situation, and then show the consequences of the decision that is reached. The second part of the book contains examples of topical ethical problems. The text covers the syllabus that all medical students should be expected to know and understand, when they study ethics as part of the medical curriculum.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Finding the paths: definitions; pathways in the past - historical perspectives; who makes the rules?; plotting the paths - analyzing ethical dilemnas; the starting points - the basis of ethics; ethical components - the aims of medical care - the value of human life - autonomy and consent - truth and integrity; absolutes - through-ways only; diverging paths - the variable results of ethical decisions; the signposts on the way - ethical codes and ethical committees; perimeter fences - the place of law. Part 2 Illustrative pathways: should I tell my patient she has cancer?; the ethical problems of aids; animal research - cruelty or cure?; should health-care staff take strike action?; fetal brain cell transplants - hope or horror?; voluntary euthanasia - crime or kindness?; choices.

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GOR007169464
Pathways in Medical Ethics by A.G. Johnson
A.G. Johnson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1990-08-16
176
0340507209
9780340507209
N/A
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