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Classic cases in medical ethics : accounts of the cases that have shaped and define medical ethics / Gregory E. Pence.

  • Pence, Gregory E
[2008], ©2008
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New York : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, [2008], ©2008.

Physical description

xxiii, 365 pages, 41 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm



5th ed.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Requests to die: Elizabeth Bouvia and Larry McAfee -- Comas: Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan & Teri Schiavo -- Physician-assisted dying: Oregon's legalization -- Abortion: the trial of Kenneth Edelin -- Assisted reproduction: Louise Brown and beyond -- Battles over stem cells and embryos -- Reproductive cloning -- Letting impaired newborns die: the baby Doe cases -- Ethical theories in medical ethics -- Animal subjects: the Philadelphia primate study -- human subjects: the Tuskegee syphilis study -- Desires to be first: hand, heart, & face transplants: artificial hearts and separating conjoined twins -- The God committee: problems of just allocation of organs -- Using one baby to help another: baby Fae and baby Theresa -- Involuntary psychiatric commitment: Joyce Brown -- Ethical issues and genetic diseases: the challenge of diabetes -- Preventing the global spread of AIDS -- Ethics & financing medicine: Americare.


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    W50 2008P39c
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