Medical Ethics Products

  • Hobbesian Applied Ethics and Public Policy

    Edited by Shane D. Courtland

    Most philosophers and political scientists readily admit that Thomas Hobbes is a significant figure in the history of political thought. His theory was, arguably, one of the first to provide a justification for political legitimacy from the perspective of each individual subject. Many excellent…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Philosophy of Medicine

    An Introduction

    By R. Paul Thompson, Ross Upshur

    What kind of knowledge is medical knowledge? Can medicine be explained scientifically? Is disease a scientific concept, or do explanations of disease depend on values? What is ‘evidence-based’ medicine? Are advances in neuroscience bringing us closer to a scientific understanding of the mind? The…

    Paperback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge

  • Phenomenological Bioethics

    Medical Technologies, Human Suffering, and the Meaning of Being Alive

    By Fredrik Svenaeus

    Fredrik Svenaeus is professor of philosophy at Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics

    Edited by L. Syd M Johnson, Karen S. Rommelfanger

    The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics offers the reader an informed view of how the brain sciences are being used to approach, understand, and reinvigorate traditional philosophical questions, as well as how those questions, with the grounding influence of neuroscience, are being revisited beyond…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care

    By Marita Nordhaug

    Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care examines the conflicting normative claims of partiality and impartiality in nursing care, looking in depth at how to reconcile reasonable concerns for one particular patient with equally important concerns for the maximisation of health-related welfare for all…

    Hardback – 2017-07-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • Bioethics: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Alastair V. Campbell

    Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Pregnancy, Property and Personhood

    By Mary Neal

    This book takes a critical conceptual approach to the jurisprudence of pregnancy, examining how the three concepts of conflict, personhood and property are key to the legal analysis and decision-making surrounding pregnancy. The book begins by questioning the ‘conflict model’ which is often…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • Ethics of Environmental Health

    Edited by Friedo Zölzer, Gaston Meskens

    Environmental health encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect human health, such as radiation, toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents. It is often assumed that the assessment part is just a matter of scientific research, and the control…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environment and Health

  • Medical Ethics, Prediction, and Prognosis

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio, Francesco Sporing, John-Stewart Gordon

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    In the UK and beyond, Down’s syndrome screening has become a universal programme in prenatal care. But why does screening persist, particularly in light of research that highlights pregnant women’s ambivalent and problematic experiences with it? Drawing on an ethnography of Down’s syndrome…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Engaging Bioethics

    An Introduction With Case Studies

    By Gary Seay, Susana Nuccetelli

    Engaging Bioethics: An Introduction with Case Studies draws students into this rapidly changing field, helping them to actively untangle the many issues at the intersection of medicine and moral concern. Presuming readers start with no background in philosophy, it offers balanced, philosophically…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge

  • Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making

    Resource Allocation and Difficult Decisions

    By Neera Bhatia

    Decisions to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment are contentious, and offer difficult moral dilemmas to both medical practitioners and the judiciary. This issue is exacerbated when the patient is unable to exercise autonomy and is entirely dependent on the will of others. This book…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

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