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If I Were a Rich Man Could I Buy a Pancreas? : And Other Essays on the Ethics of Health Care - Arthur L. Caplan

If I Were a Rich Man Could I Buy a Pancreas?

And Other Essays on the Ethics of Health Care

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Published: 22nd August 1992
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"An important contribution to a debate that will continue for some time." -- Health and Canadian Society

"Insightful and thought-provoking.... As Caplan has demonstrated so clearly... we would all be better off if the ethicists spoke first and not last." -- The Washington Post

"Caplan's views are important and instructive.... This] book represents some of his best work." -- New England Journal of Medicine

"Caplan's book] is thought provoking, insightful, and well argued. I recommend it highly."A -- The Journal of the American Medical Association

..". a generously illustrated discourse on method in medical and practical ethics." -- Ethics

A member of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform examines some of the most controversial biomedical issues of our time.

"An important contribution to a debate that will continue for some time." Health and Canadian Society "Insightful and thought-provoking... As Caplan has demonstrated so clearly ... we would all be better off if the ethicists spoke first and not last." The Washington Post "Caplan's views are important and instructive... [This] book represents some of his best work." New England Journal of Medicine "Caplan's [book] is thought provoking, insightful, and well argued. I recommend it highly." The Journal of the American Medical Association " ... a generously illustrated discourse on method in medical and practical ethics." Ethics

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The nature of applied ethics
Can applied ethics be effective in health care and should it strive to be?p. 3
Moral experts and moral expertise: Does either exist?p. 18
Ethical issues in animal and human experimentation
Beastly conduct: ethical issues in animal experimentationp. 43
Moral community and the responsibility of scientistsp. 59
On privacy and confidentiality in social science researchp. 70
Is there a duty to serve as a subject in biomedical research?p. 85
Advances in reproduction and genetics
New technologies in reproduction--new ethical problemsp. 103
Mapping morality: ethics and the human genome projectp. 118
Transplants and other unnatural acts
Requests, gifts, and obligations: the ethics of organ procurementp. 145
If I were a rich man could I buy a pancreas? Problems in the policies and criteria used to allocate organs for transplantation in the United Statesp. 158
Ethical issues raised by research involving xenograftsp. 178
Aging, chronic illness, and rehabilitation
Is aging a disease?p. 195
Let wisdom find a way: the concept of competency in the care of the elderlyp. 210
Is medical care the right prescription for chronic illness?p. 221
Informed consent and provider/patient relationships in rehabilitation medicinep. 240
Can autonomy be saved?p. 256
Money, medicine, and morality
The high cost of technological development: a caveat for policymakersp. 285
Hard data is the only answer to hard choices in health carep. 302
Ethics, cost-containment, and the allocation of scarce resourcesp. 315
Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9780253208682
ISBN-10: 0253208688
Series: Medical Ethics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 22nd August 1992
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Type: New edition