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The Penn Center guide to bioethics / Vardit Ravitsky, Autumn Fiester, Arthur L. Caplan, [editors].

  • Ravitsky, Vardit.
[2009], ©2009
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New York : Springer Pub., [2009], ©2009.

Physical description

xxvii, 828 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


"Penn Center for Bioethics."

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


I. Bioethics: birth, evolution and context. The birth and evolution of bioethics / Arthur Caplan -- The ethics of bioethics / Robert Baker -- The independence principle in bioethics / David Perlman -- Health law and bioethics / Barry R. Furrow -- Bioethics: the citizen view and its perils / John Timpane -- Health and disease: conceptual perspectives and ethical implications / Dominic Sisti -- II. Emerging issues: neuroethics and nanoethics. Neuroethics / Martha J. Farah -- Is my mind mine? Neuroethics and brain imaging / Paul Wolpe -- Future minds: transhumanism, cognitive enhancement and the nature of persons / Susan Schneider -- Ethical issues in nano-medicine / Jan Jaeger, Marisa Marcin & Paul Wolpe -- III. Bioethics at the bedside. Confidentiality: an expectation in health care / Anita L. Allen -- Hospital ethics committees and ethics consultants / James J. McCartney -- Ethical issues in nursing practice / Connie Ulrich & Mindy Zeitzer -- Conscientious refusals by physicians / Holly Lynch -- Mediation and healthcare / Edward Bergman & Autumn Fiester -- The moral education of medical students / Judah L. Goldberg -- Disability perspectives on bioethics / Carol Schilling -- Ethical issues in care giving / Gerald Wolpe -- IV. Research ethics. Research misconduct and fraud / Barbara K. Redman -- Ethical issues in innovative surgery / Angelique M. Reitsma -- Unique aspects of informed consent in emergency research / Jill M. Barren -- The ethics of inclusion and exclusion in clinical trials: race, gender and age / Diana Zuckerman -- The use of placebo-controlled groups in clinical trials / Susan Ellenberg -- Forbidden knowledge / William R. LaFleur -- Conflict of interest in American universities / Perry B. Molinoff --
V. Reproductive technologies. Regulating assisted reproductive technology: avoiding extremes / Jennifer L. Rosato -- Choosing future people: reproductive technologies and identity / Mark Greene -- Ethical aspects of egg donation / Luigi Mastroianni -- Ethical aspects of male infertility / Georgios Karnakis & Pasquale Patrizio -- Ethical aspects of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis / Frances Batzer & Vardit Ravitsky -- The influence of language on the beginning of life debate / Tom A. Marino -- VI. Genetics. Eugenics / Mark B. Adams -- Human gene patenting / Jon F. Merz -- Genetics research and race: whither bioethics? / Pamela Sankar -- Biobanks / Bernice S. Elger -- Prenatal choices: genetic counseling for genetic conditions / Curtis Coughlin -- Ethical issues in animal biotechnology / Autumn Fiester -- Ethical and social aspects of transgenic plants / David Magnus -- VII. Fetuses and children. The contested territory of medical decision-making for children / Wynne Morrison & Chris Feudtner -- "This won't hurt a bit": truth telling to children / Alisa A. Padon & Steven Handler -- Children in research: linking assent and parental permission / Victoria A. Miller, William W. Reynolds & Robert M. Nelson -- Withdrawing and withholding life prolonging therapies in children / Margaret M. Mahon -- Ethical challenges in pediatric dialysis and kidney transplantation / Bernard S. Kaplan, Cynthia Green, Jorge Baluarte & Kevin E. C. Meyers -- The Ethics of perinatal palliative care / Chris Feudtner & Dave Munson -- VIII. Access to health care. Health care access in the U.S.: American exceptionalism once more! / Stephen Lammers -- Does the U.S. Constitution protect a right to unapproved drugs? / Theodore W. Ruger & Mahnu Davar -- Fair pricing and access to medicines for the poor / Don W. Light --
IX. Community and public health. Public health ethics: an update on an emerging field / Michael Yudell -- Bioethics 'on the ground': public health matters / Joanne Godley -- Disease control policy: individual rights versus the common good / Jason Schwartz -- Bioethics and national security / Jonathan D. Moreno and Michael S. Peroski -- Bringing the public to the private: increasing the accountability of nonprofit health organizations / Roberta M. Snow -- The bioethics of tobacco / Eric A. Feldman -- HIV exceptionalism and the mutability of ethical boundaries / Marlene Eisenberg, Michael Blank & Ronald Bayer -- X. Vaccines. The ethics of allocating vaccines / Robert I. Field -- The ethics of vaccination / James Colgrove -- Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers / Michael Smith -- XI. Organ transplantation. Organ transplantation: the challenge of scarcity / Arthur Caplan -- The importance of embodiment in transplant ethics / Nora L. Jones -- Organ trafficking and transplant tourism / Debra Budiani-Saberi -- Ethical dilemmas in the management of the potential organ donor after circulatory determination of death / Scott D. Halpern -- Protecting live kidney and liver donors / Peter Reese, Peter Abt & Roy Bloom -- Organ transplantation and re-transplantation: medical and ethical considerations / Raluca Vrabie, Vardit Ravitsky & Thoman W. Faust -- XII. End of life. Advance directives / Stephen Hanson & David Doukas -- Medical futility / Horace M. DeLisser -- Hospice: past, future, and ethical considerations / Amy Corcoran & Jennifer Kapo -- Palliative care / Debra Lynn-McHale Wiegand.


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