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The Beginning of Human Life - Frauke Beller

The Beginning of Human Life

By: Frauke Beller (Editor), R. Weir (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1993
ISBN: 9780792321651
Number Of Pages: 404

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Progress in biomedical science has called for an international discussion of the medical, ethical, and legal problems that confront physicians, medical researchers, infertile couples, pregnant women, and parents of premature or disabled infants. In addition, the unprecedented technological developments in obstetrical, perinatal, and neonatal medicine in recent years have indicated a need for an international forum for interdisciplinary dialogue regarding the definition of early human life, the neurological development of early human life, the value of early human life, the obligations for its protection and prolongation, and the limits to these obligations.

Medical Aspects of the Beginning of Individual Livesp. 3
The Beginning of Full Moral Standingp. 19
Legal Aspects of the Beginning of Human Lifep. 35
Development of the Human Brain: The Emergence of the Neural Substrate for Pain Perception and Conscious Experiencep. 49
The Moral Significance of Brain-Life Criteriap. 57
Assisted Reproductive Technologies of the 1980s and 1990s: The State of the Art and a Look at the Futurep. 73
Human Reproductive Technology: Why All the Moral Fuss?p. 89
Gestational Surrogacy and the Health Care Providerp. 101
The Beginning of Human Life: Contraceptive Implicationsp. 117
Abortion: A Public Health Perspectivep. 129
Abortion and Contraception: The Moral Significance of Fertilizationp. 145
Contraception and Abortion: Legal Distinctions and Dynamicsp. 163
The Use of Human Fetal Tissue for Research and Therapyp. 181
Restriction and Suppression of Fetal and Pre-Embryo Research, 1974-1990p. 189
Two Problems in Embryo Researchp. 207
Fetal Tissue Transplantation and Womenp. 225
Fetal Tissue Transplantation: An Institutional Review Board Perspectivep. 233
Primary Care Fetal Medicinep. 243
Court-Ordered Cesarean Deliveryp. 257
Pregnant Drug Addictsp. 273
Women's Rights versus the Protection of Fetusesp. 287
The Mother and Fetus Union: What God Has Put Together, Let No Law Put Asunder?p. 301
Coercion for Fetal Therapy?p. 319
When Care Cannot Cure: Medical Problems in Seriously Ill Babiesp. 327
Transplantation and the Anencephalic Newbornp. 345
Life-and-Death Decisions in the Midst of Uncertaintyp. 353
When is Medical Treatment Futile?p. 371
Treatment Decisions for Premature and Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad Lawp. 383
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780792321651
ISBN-10: 0792321650
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 30th November 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77