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Principles of Biomedical Ethics / Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress

Beauchamp, Tom L; Childress, James F
Format
Book
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition
4th ed
Language
English
ISBN
0195085361 (acid-free paper), 019508537X (pbk.)
Contents
  • Morality and moral justification
  • Morality and ethical theory
  • Moral dilemmas
  • Method, justification and truth
  • Specifying and balancing principles
  • Place of principles, common morality
  • Types of ethical theory
  • Criteria for theory construction
  • Utilitarianism: consequence-based theory
  • Kantianism: obligation-based theory
  • Character ethics: virtue-based theory
  • Liberal individualism: rights-based theory
  • Communitarianism: community-based theory
  • Ethics of care: relationship-based accounts
  • Casuistry: case-based reasoning
  • Principle-based, common-morality theories
  • Convergence across theories
  • Respect for autonomy
  • Concept of autonomy
  • Competence and autonomous choice
  • Meaning and justification of informed consent
  • Disclosure
  • Understanding
  • Voluntariness
  • Framework of standards for surrogate decisionmaking
  • Nonmaleficence
  • Concept of nonmaleficence
  • Traditional distinctions and rules governing nontreatment
  • Optional treatments and obligatory treatments
  • Killing and letting die
  • Justification of assistance in dying.
  • (cont) Decisionmaking for incompetent patients
  • Beneficence
  • Concept of beneficence
  • Obligatory and ideal beneficence
  • Paternalism: conflicts between beneficence and autonomy
  • Balancing benefits, costs and risks
  • Value and quality of life
  • Justice
  • Concept of justice
  • Theories of justice
  • Fair opportunity
  • Right to a decent minimum of health care
  • Allocation of health care resources
  • Rationing through priorities in the health care budget
  • Rationing scarce treatments to patients
  • Professional-patient relationships
  • Veracity
  • Privacy
  • Confidentiality
  • Fidelity
  • Dual roles of physician and investigator
  • Virtues and ideals in professional life
  • Virtues in professional roles
  • Four focal virtues
  • Conscientiousness
  • Moral ideals
  • Moral excellence
  • Cases in biomedical ethics.
Description
x, 546 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publisher no.
75858
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