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.
Table of Contents
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