Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics

by Noel Merino


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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presented a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737749168
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2010
Series: Current Controversies Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Ethics Should Guide the Health Care System?

Overwive: the Health Care System Public Agenda 18

Rationing Health Care Is Ethical and Necessary Peter Singer 22

Health Care Rationing Should Not Be Justified by Unethical Beliefs Raymond Dennehy 32

Universal Heath Care Provided by the Government Is Morally required: New Repuplic 37

Government Intervention in Health Care Is Immoral and Impractical Lin Zinser Paul Hsieh 42

Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege Bernie Sanders 53

Chapter 2 What Ethics Should Guide Organ Transplants?

Overview: Organ transplantation 58

The Sale of Kidneys for Transplantation is Ethical Cord Jefferson 62

Charity, Not Money, Should Guide Kidney Transplantation Gerald D. Coleman 68

Individuals Should Become Organ Donors to stop Organ Sales William Saletan 75

A System of Presumed Consent Is Not a Good way to Increase Available Organs Gilbert Meilaender 79

Chapter 3 Are Reproductive Technologies Ethical?

Overview: Reproductive Ethic Marcia Clemmitt 87

Yes: Reproductive Technologies Are Ethical

Unmarried Individuals and Homosexuals Should Have Access to Reproductive Technology: The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 102

Surrogacy Can be an Ethical Solution to Infertility Sudesh Kumar 109

Fertility Doctors Are in No Position to Consider Children's Well-Being Josephine Johnston 114

No: Reproductive technologies Are Not Always Ethical

Unmarried Individuals and Homosexuals Do Not Have a Right to Reproductive Technologies Jennifer Roback Morse 120

Outsourced Surrogacy Is a Form of Exploitation Nayantara Mallya 126

Fertility Doctors Must Consider Children's Well-Being Thomas H. Murray 131

Chapter 4 Is It Ethical for Doctors to End Lufe?

Overview: End-of-Life Issues Public Agenda 136

Yes: It Is Ethical for Doctors to End Life

The Right to Die Necessitates Assistance from Physicians Jacob M. Appel 143

It Is Ethical for Doctors to Participate in Death Penalty Executions Dudley Sharp 148

Doctors must Respect the Autonomy of Pregnant Women Regarding Abortion Howard Minkoff Lynn M. Paltrow 155

No: It Is Not Ethical for Doctors to End of life

Doctors and Nurses Should Never Talk Part in Euthanasia Jean Echlin 163

There is No Humane Way of Performing Death Penalty Executions: PLoS Medicine Editors 175

It is Ethical for Doctors to Refuse to Perform Abortion Daniel Allott Matt Bowman 181

Organizations to Contact 192

Bibliography 199

Index 205

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