Medical Ethics Products

  • The Fetus as a Patient

    A Contested Concept and its Normative Implications

    Edited by Dagmar Schmitz, Angus Clarke, Wybo Dondorp

    Due to new developments in prenatal testing and therapy the fetus is increasingly visible, examinable and treatable in prenatal care. Accordingly, physicians tend to perceive the fetus as a patient and understand themselves as having certain professional duties towards it. However, it is far from…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • Civil Dialogue on Abortion

    By Bertha Alvarez Manninen, Jack Mulder, Jr.

    Civil Dialogue on Abortion provides a cutting-edge discussion between two philosophy scholars on each side of the abortion debate. Bertha Alvarez Manninen argues for her pro-choice view, but also urges respect for the life of the foetus while Jack Mulder argues for his pro-life view, but recognizes…

    Paperback – 2018-03-14 
    Routledge

  • Bioethics, Genetics and Sport

    By Silvia Camporesi, Mike McNamee

    Advances in genetics and related biotechnologies are having a profound effect on sport, raising important ethical questions about the limits and possibilities of the human body. Drawing on real case studies and grounded in rigorous scientific evidence, this book offers an ethical critique of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Law, Palliative Care and Dying

    Legal and Ethical Challenges

    By John Lombard

    Law, Palliative Care and Dying critically examines the role of the legal framework in shaping the boundaries of palliative care practice. The work underlines the importance of a distinct legal framework for specialist palliative care which can provide clarity for both the healthcare professional…

    Hardback – 2018-03-04 
    Routledge

  • Towards a Rhetoric of Medical Law

    By John Harrington

    Challenging the dominant account of medical law as normatively and conceptually subordinate to medical or bioethics, this book provides an innovative account of medical law as a rhetorical practice. The aspiration to provide a firm grounding for medical law in ethical principle has not yet been…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism

    Edited by Kalle Grill, Jason Hanna

    While paternalism has been a long-standing philosophical issue, it has recently received renewed attention among scholars and the general public. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare

    Policy, Practice and Moral Formation

    Edited by Therese Feiler, Joshua Hordern, Andrew Papanikitas

    How does the market in its various forms affect and redefine healthcare ethics? The marketisation of Western healthcare systems has now proceeded well into its fourth decade, yet the distinction between what is a market and what is not a market has become increasingly opaque amidst changing…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice

    Edited by David Carr

    Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice is a pioneering collection of essays focused on the place of character and virtue in professional practice. Professional practices usually have codes of conduct designed to ensure good conduct; but while such codes may be necessary and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge

  • The Bioethics of Pain Management

    Beyond Opioids

    By Daniel S. Goldberg

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Law, Immunization and the Right to Die

    By Jennifer Hardes

    Law, Immunization and the Right to Die focuses on the urgent matter of legal appeals and judicial decisions on assisted death. Drawing on key cases from the United Kingdom and Canada, the book focuses on the problematic paternalism of legal decisions that currently deny assisted dying and questions…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Phenomenological Bioethics

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

    By Fredrik Svenaeus

    Emerging medical technologies are changing our views on human nature and what it means to be alive, healthy, and leading a good life. Reproductive technologies, genetic diagnosis, organ transplantation, and psychopharmacological drugs all raise existential questions that need to be tackled by way…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge

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