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Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century, 3rd Edition

  • Eileen E. Morrison
  • Beth Furlong
  • ISBN-10: 1449665357
  • ISBN-13: 9781449665357
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Organized around four central themes in healthcare ethics (theoretical foundations and issues for individuals, organizations, and society), Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century brings together the insights of leading experts in the fields of bioethics, long-term care, health administration, and more. Designed for graduate and upper level graduate programs, this text challenges the reader to think beyond the existing system of medicine and inspires further exploration and thought. The Third Edition offers two new chapters that examine the ethics of healthcare reform and the ethical issues related to the populations not covered by the Affordable Care Act. A third new chapter looks at ethics related to assisted living. All other chapters have been updated with coverage of the newest medical technologies, new discussions, and more.

Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations in Theory
Chapter 1: Theory of Health Care Ethics
Chapter 2: Principles of Health Care Ethics

Part Two: Critical Issues for Individuals
Chapter 3: The Moral Status of Gametes and Embryos: Storage and Surrogacy
Chapter 4: The Ethical Challenges of the New Reproductive Technology
Chapter 5: Abortion: The Unexplored Middle Ground
Chapter 6: Proposals for Human Cloning: A Review and Ethical Evaluation
Chapter 7: Competency: What It Is, What It Isn’t and Why It Matters
Chapter 8: Older People Long-Term Care Issues
Chapter 9: Assisted-Living and Ethics
Chapter 10: Ethical Issues in the Use of Fluids and Nutrition: When Can They Be Withdrawn?
Chapter 11: Death, Medicine, and Moral Significance of Family Decision Making
Chapter 12: Ethical Issues Concerning Physician-Assisted Death

Part Three: Critical Issues for Healthcare Organizations
Chapter 13: Healthcare Institutional Ethics: Broader than Clinical Ethics
Chapter 14: Hospital Ethics Committees: Rules, Membership Structure, and Difficulties
Chapter 15: Bioethical Dilemmas in Prehospital and Emergency Care
Chapter 16: Medical Technology: Blessing or Ethics Nightmare?
Chapter 17: Spirituality and Health Care Organizations

Part Four: Critical Issues in Societal Health
Chapter 18: Equality and Inequality in American Healthcare
Chapter 19: Is Rationing of Healthcare Ethically Defensible?
Chapter 20: Domestic Violence: Changing Theory, Changing Practice
Chapter 21: Ethics Issues in Disaster Relief
Chapter 22: A New Era of Health Care: The Ethics of Healthcare Reform
Chapter 23: Healthcare Reform: What about Those Left Behind?
Chapter 24: Looking toward the Future