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The Blackwell guide to medical ethics.


The Blackwell guide to medical ethics.

Ed. by Rosamond Rhodes et al.

Blackwell Publishing


435 pages



Blackwell philosophy guides; 21


The World Bank and the World Health Organization have developed cost-effectiveness metrics that reduce allocation of health care to those with disabilities. Politics appear to be just as important as science when it comes to preventing HIV/AIDS. The first male pregnancy appears to be just a matter of time. This collection of 23 essays is designed to be a tool that makes distinctions between the decisions of patients and professionals while navigating the complex literature and debates, covering individual decisions about clinical issues and legislative decisions about social policy. Specific topics include autonomy and the good life, reproduction and responsibility, life extension and death, professional responsibilities, truth telling, medical confidentiality, patient competence, discrimination, institutional practices and ethics, drug legalization, selling tissues and surrogacy, infectious disease, abuse of science, allocation, justice and finance, evaluating care for the chronically ill and disabled, research on human subjects, disclosure, and genetic testing.

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