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 morality||p. 3|
|Moral decision making : morality in action||p. 23|
|Conscience : the moral guide||p. 39|
|Newborns with disabilities||p. 85|
|In vitro fertilization and other artificial reproductive technologies||p. 99|
|Organ transplantation||p. 162|
|Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome||p. 174|
|Death and dying||p. 201|
|Informed consent||p. 245|
|Health care reform||p. 258|
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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