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Bioethics' Rise, Decline, and Fall - Bernard J. Ficarra

Bioethics' Rise, Decline, and Fall

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With the rapid rise in bioengineering, bio-technology, bio-scientific economics, research commercialism, and the unraveling of genetic mysteries, many clinical and laboratory situations arise that bring bio-ethical urgencies to the forefront. Based on the author's years of teaching and private and hospital practice, Bioethics' Rise, Decline, and Fall offers guiding conclusions to today's medical quandaries.

Introduction
Benevolence Prevailsp. xii
The Place Of Sciencep. xiv
Morality Is Nature's Giftp. xvi
Rejuvenation Of Ethicsp. xvii
Matrix Of Ethicsp. xix
Social Libertyp. xxi
Subversion Of Societyp. xxv
Loss Of Lovep. xxvii
Honesty In Biosciencep. xxviii
Faith In The Medical Professionp. xxx
Brief History Of Bioethicsp. 1
Bioethics Definedp. 5
Ancient History Of Bioethicsp. 6
Guy De Chauliacp. 8
Bioethics In The 15th/16th Centuriesp. 10
Medical Ethics And Jurisprudence In 18th/19th Centuriesp. 12
Energetic Bioethicsp. 17
Ethical Norms Are From Teachersp. 19
Dignity Of Human Nature Preservedp. 23
Truth Telling In Medicinep. 25
Ethical Responsibility Of Medical Studentsp. 27
Cheatingp. 30
Communication Science's Ethical Responsibilityp. 33
Medical Journalismp. 36
Firmness Versus Weakness In Bioethicsp. 39
Preservation Of Lifep. 41
Security In Biosciencep. 45
The Song Of Deathp. 47
Direct Abortionp. 47
Selective Termination Of Pregnancyp. 50
Brain Death: Comap. 52
Neomortsp. 53
Euthanasiap. 55
Bioethics In Practicep. 59
Transgressions In Biosciencep. 60
Moral Medicinep. 61
Unnecessary Surgeryp. 62
Obstetrics And Gynecologyp. 67
Life And Death Ethical Decisionsp. 69
Ordinary And Extraordinary Carep. 71
No-Code Order: Do Not Resuscitatep. 79
Form Of Penultimate Willp. 81
Malevolence In Biosciencep. 83
Posthumous Reproductionp. 83
Pregnancy In Brain-dead Womanp. 85
Aborted Fetus As Genetic Motherp. 86
Respect For Human Lifep. 89
Selling And Auctioning Ovap. 90
Frozen Embryosp. 93
Cryonic Preservationp. 94
Feminist Approaches To Bioethicsp. 97
Fetologyp. 103
Fetal Tissue Researchp. 107
Parkinson's Diseasep. 107
Fetus-to-Fetus Transplantp. 109
Fetal Ovary Transplantationp. 109
Opposition To Fetal Tissue Researchp. 111
Recital Of Objectionsp. 113
Ethical Challenges In Geneticsp. 117
Genetic Advances And Ethical Risksp. 119
Genetic Engineeringp. 122
Genetic Enhancementp. 123
Ethics Of Genetic Counselingp. 125
Embryo Stem Cell Researchp. 129
Cloningp. 135
Animal Clone In Actup. 138
Human Clones In Potentiap. 139
Moral Offensep. 140
Cloning For Therapyp. 142
Experiments On Human Beingsp. 149
Precis On Human Research Historyp. 150
Examples Of Unethical Researchp. 151
Failure To Meet Standardsp. 153
Growth Study Parametersp. 153
Legal Liabilityp. 155
Managed Medicinep. 157
Medical Dilemmas In The 21st Centuryp. 159
Neglect In Managed Carep. 162
Misconduct In Researchp. 165
Deceptive Practices In Biosciencep. 168
Areas Of Maleficencep. 170
Fraudulent Sciencep. 171
Junk Sciencep. 179
Purposeful Deceptionp. 180
Pseudosciencesp. 181
Fraudulent Publicationsp. 189
Illustrative Examplesp. 190
Methods Of Misleadingp. 192
Violation Of Ethical Norms In Writingp. 193
Laboratory Approach To Humanityp. 197
Value Of Lifep. 199
Genetic Fantasyp. 203
Testing For Genderp. 204
Biotechnologies Relating To Origin Of Lifep. 207
Familiar Methodsp. 209
Anatomical Defects After Biotechnologyp. 212
Incomplete Research Before Human Usep. 215
Responsible Biosciencep. 216
Surgical Replacement Of Body Partsp. 218
Reuse Of Disposable Medical Equipmentp. 221
Product Liabilityp. 222
Endorsement And Prescribing Drugsp. 225
Moral Implications In Prescribingp. 227
Non-medical Use Of Drugsp. 232
Medication Errors, Side Effects, And Patient Safetyp. 234
Refusal To Treatp. 239
Obligation To Public Healthp. 240
Tort Of Outragep. 241
Respect For Patient's Autonomyp. 245
Competencyp. 247
Bioethics On Trialp. 249
Physician Patient Relevancep. 250
Advocagenic And Iatrogenic Illnessesp. 255
Medical Component: Iatrogenesisp. 257
Drug-Induced Illnessesp. 259
Spoliation Of Medical Evidencep. 261
Irreverent Expert Witness In Malpractice Litigationp. 262
Alteration, Loss Of Evidencep. 266
Medical Commercialismp. 269
Academia Goes Into Businessp. 272
Academic Capitalismp. 273
Profit Motive Missionp. 277
Nursing Home Businessp. 279
Ethics Under Siegep. 281
Commerce's Only Codep. 284
Bioethics And Legal Medicinep. 293
Case Studies On Medical Ethics And The Lawp. 295
Loss Of Chancep. 299
Good Samaritansp. 301
Wrongful-birth Lawsuitsp. 302
Physicians As Witnessesp. 305
Compliance With Government Medical Guidelinesp. 309
Physicians Unionp. 311
Science And Religionp. 315
Relevance Of Religion To Sciencep. 319
Convergence Of Theology And Sciencep. 321
Religion, Science, And Population Controlp. 328
Bioethics And Moral Theologyp. 331
Epiloguep. 335
Medical History United With Bioethicsp. 348
Bioethics A Necessityp. 351
Predictionsp. 353
Envoip. 357
Bibliographyp. 359
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ISBN: 9780761821670
ISBN-10: 0761821678
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 29th January 2002
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.44  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.63