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Good Care, Painful Choices : Medical Ethics for Ordinary People - Richard J. Devine

Good Care, Painful Choices

Medical Ethics for Ordinary People

Paperback Published: 30th September 2004
ISBN: 9780809142736
Number Of Pages: 272

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Good Care, Painful Choices surveys the ethical decisions that must be made by ordinary people who deal with medicine today- ranging from beginning-life issues such as test-tube babies and surrogate motherhood to end-of-life issues such as advance directives, patient refusal of treatment, and physician-assited suicide. This third edition gives special attention to partial-birth abortion and to recent discoveires in genetics involving stem cells, cloning, and eugenics.

The strength of the book comes from its foundation in basic moral principles that stress personhood, moral decision making, and conscience. Decidingly Christian, the book gives special emphasis to the Roman Catholic tradition. It will be welcomed by Catholics, by Christians of all denominations, and by anyone interested in a careful overview od contemporary medical ethics.

The person : at the center of moralityp. 3
Moral decision making : morality in actionp. 23
Conscience : the moral guidep. 39
Abortionp. 55
Newborns with disabilitiesp. 85
In vitro fertilization and other artificial reproductive technologiesp. 99
Geneticsp. 125
Organ transplantationp. 162
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromep. 174
Death and dyingp. 201
Euthanasiap. 224
Informed consentp. 245
Health care reformp. 258
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ISBN: 9780809142736
ISBN-10: 0809142732
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th September 2004
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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