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Ethical Issues in Cardiovascular Medicine

Ethical Issues in Cardiovascular Medicine

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By David M. Zientek, Mark J. Cherry
November 30, 2021

This book provides an exploration of the ethics of cardiology practice. It provides a variety of frameworks for analyzing ethical issues that arise in cardiovascular medicine. Cardiovascular medicine—the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired diseases of the heart, major arteries, and ...

A New Theory of Conscientious Objection in Medicine Justification and Reasonability

A New Theory of Conscientious Objection in Medicine: Justification and Reasonability

1st Edition

By Robert F. Card
May 05, 2020

This book argues that a conscientiously objecting medical professional should receive an exemption only if the grounds of an objector’s refusal are reasonable. It defends a detailed, contextual account of public reasonability suited for healthcare, which builds from the overarching concept of ...

Uncertain Bioethics Moral Risk and Human Dignity

Uncertain Bioethics: Moral Risk and Human Dignity

1st Edition

By Stephen Napier
September 02, 2019

Bioethics is a field of inquiry and as such is fundamentally an epistemic discipline. Knowing how we make moral judgments can bring into relief why certain arguments on various bioethical issues appear plausible to one side and obviously false to the other. Uncertain Bioethics makes a significant ...

A Virtue-Based Defense of Perinatal Hospice

A Virtue-Based Defense of Perinatal Hospice

1st Edition

By Aaron D. Cobb
August 08, 2019

Perinatal hospice is a novel form of care for an unborn child who has been diagnosed with a significantly life-limiting condition. In this book, Aaron D. Cobb develops a virtue-based defense of the value of perinatal hospice. He characterizes its promotion and provision as a common project of ...

Care Ethics and Social Structures in Medicine

Care Ethics and Social Structures in Medicine

1st Edition

By Ruth E. Groenhout
November 05, 2018

This book examines the central structures in medicine—medical knowledge, economics, technological innovation, and medical authority—from the perspective of an ethics of care. The author analyzes each of these structures in detail before considering the challenges they present to end of life care. ...

The Bioethics of Pain Management Beyond Opioids

The Bioethics of Pain Management: Beyond Opioids

1st Edition

By Daniel S. Goldberg
November 28, 2017

In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the ...

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

1st Edition

By Helen Watt
November 28, 2017

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth addresses the unique moral questions raised by pregnancy and its intimate bodily nature. From assisted reproduction to abortion and ‘vital conflict’ resolution to more everyday concerns of the pregnant woman, this book argues for pregnancy as a close...

The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease

The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease

1st Edition

By Mary Ann Cutter
May 24, 2017

Our understanding of gender carries significant bioethical implications. An errant account of gender-specific disease can lead to overgeneralizations, undergeneralizations, and misdiagnoses. It can also lead to problems in the structure of health-care delivery, the creation of policy, and the ...

Medical Ethics, Prediction, and Prognosis Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Medical Ethics, Prediction, and Prognosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio, Francesco Sporing, John-Stewart Gordon
April 17, 2017

Recent scientific developments, in particular advances in pharmacogenetics and molecular genetics, have given rise to numerous predictive procedures for detecting predispositions to diseases in patients. This knowledge, however, does not necessarily promise benign results for either patients or ...

Parental Obligations and Bioethics The Duties of a Creator

Parental Obligations and Bioethics: The Duties of a Creator

1st Edition

By Bernard G. Prusak
November 03, 2016

This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak argues that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that constrain the liberty of would-be parents to do as they wish. Moreover, these obligations ...

Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics

Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics

1st Edition

By James Stacey Taylor
May 21, 2015

Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics offers a highly distinctive and original approach to the metaphysics of death and applies this approach to contemporary debates in bioethics that address end-of-life and post-mortem issues. Taylor defends the controversial Epicurean view that death is not a ...

Human Dignity in Bioethics From Worldviews to the Public Square

Human Dignity in Bioethics: From Worldviews to the Public Square

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Dilley, Nathan J. Palpant
May 21, 2015

Human Dignity in Bioethics brings together a collection of essays that rigorously examine the concept of human dignity from its metaphysical foundations to its polemical deployment in bioethical controversies. The volume falls into three parts, beginning with meta-level perspectives and moving to ...

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