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The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics

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A. M. Viens, Peter A. Singer, Anne Slowther, John R. Williams, Julie Chalmers, Lori d'Agincourt-Canning, Carolyn Johnston, Mary Jane Dykeman, Kate Dewhirst, Philip C. Hébert, Barry Hoffmaster, Kathleen C. Glass, Irwin Kleinman, James A. Tulsky, Neil MacDonald, Robert A. Pearlman, Linda L. Emanuel, Douglas K. Martin, Bernard Dickens, Joseph Boyle, Linda Ganzini, Susan Dorr Goold, Brent C. Williams, Robert Arnold, Sam D. Shemie, Neil Lazar, John Lantos, Françoise Baylis, Sanda Rodgers, David Young, Lainie Friedman Ross, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Jeff Nisker, Nuala Kenny, Jocelyn Downie, Christine Harrison, David Benatar, Benjamin H. Levi, Abdallah S. Daar, Linda Wright, Kelley Ross, Heather L. Greenwood, Ruth Chadwick, Bartha Knoppers, Madelaine Saginur, Jason Scott Robert, Richard E. Ashcroft, Eric M. Meslin, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Jacob C. Langer, Martin F. McKneally, Nancy M. P. King, Larry R. Churchill, Trudo Lemmens, Lori Luther, Ronald M. Green, Ross Upshur, Jennifer Gibson, Robert Sibbald, Eoin Connolly, Douglas K. Martin, Alex V. Levin, Gerald Robertson, Ann Somerville, Halley S. Faust, Ross Upshur, Harvey Kayman, Howard Radest, Sally Webb, William A. Nelson, Jared M. Schmidek, Kyle W. Anstey, Frank Wagner, Susan K. MacRae, Ellen Fox, Jennifer L. Gibson, M. Dianne Godkin, C. Shawn Tracy, Solomon R. Benatar, Jerome Amir Singh, Jillian Clare Cohen, Patricia Illingworth, Gopal Sreenivasan, Joseph M. Boyle, Jr., David Novak, Jonathan H. Ellerby, Damien Keown, Kerry W. Bowman, Edwin C. Hui, Harold Coward, Tejinder Sidhu, Tarif Bakdash, Ahmed B. Khitamy, Osamu Muramoto, Gary Goldsand, Zahava R. S. Rosenberg-Yunger, Michael Gordon, Merril Pauls, Roger C. Hutchinson, Hazel J. Markwell, Barry F. Brown, James Andrews, Larry Zaroff, Gail A. Van Norman, Phillip D. Levin, Charles L. Sprung, Arthur B. Sanders, Margaret Moon, Mark Hughes, Jeremy Sugarman, Jay A. Jacobson, Sidney Bloch, Stephen A. Green, Eric Racine, Judy Illes, Margaret L. Eaton, Michael H. Cohen
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  • Date Published: March 2008
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521694438

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  • Medicine and health care generate many bioethical problems and dilemmas that are of great academic, professional and public interest. This comprehensive resource is designed as a succinct yet authoritative text and reference for clinicians, bioethicists, and advanced students seeking a better understanding of ethics problems in the clinical setting. Each chapter illustrates an ethical problem that might be encountered in everyday practice; defines the concepts at issue; examines their implications from the perspectives of ethics, law and policy; and then provides a practical resolution. There are 10 key sections presenting the most vital topics and clinically relevant areas of modern bioethics. International, interdisciplinary authorship and cross-cultural orientation ensure suitability for a worldwide audience. This book will assist all clinicians in making well-reasoned and defensible decisions by developing their awareness of ethical considerations and teaching the analytical skills to deal with them effectively.

    • The practical and accessible nature of the book will heighten awareness of ethical problems and give clinicians tools to improve performance and effectiveness
    • The book is versatile and may be used for teaching, as a reference, and as a comprehensive guide to Bioethics
    • The subject of bioethics is dealt with comprehensively, making it relevant for many clinical and academic specialities The coverage is international and not tied to any one legal system or religious framework
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    Prizes

    • Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards 2009

    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is a comprehensive and carefully designed textbook that will attract many users in the health professions. The chapters, written by a group of distinguished authors, are presented in a format that is well suited to interactive educational use."
    --Bulletin of the World Health Organization

    "Can be very useful as a textbook...Its main audience are practicing clinicians who are bound to encounter, over the course of their professional life, several of the problems addressed in the book."
    --Metapsychology Online Reviews

    "Very few textbooks survive as long as the Osler textbook of medicine, which lasted for more than 3 generations and 25 editions. Nevertheless, I anticipate that The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics will be the first of a series of editions and will be used and enjoyed by clinicians and bioethics students for many years to come."
    --Canadian Medical Association Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521694438
    • length: 553 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 188 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.198kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Information Problems:
    2. Consent
    3. Capacity
    4. Disclosure
    5. Voluntariness
    6. Truth-telling
    7. Confidentiality
    Part II. End of Life Care:
    8. Quality end of life care
    9. Substitute decision-making
    10. Advanced care planning
    11. Euthanasia and assisted suicide
    12. Conflict in the health care setting at the end of life
    13. Brain death
    Part III. Pregnant Women and Children:
    14. Ethics dilemmas in the care of pregnant women: rethinking 'maternal-fetal conflicts'
    15. Pre-natal testing and newborn screening
    16. Assisted reproduction
    17. Respectful involvement of children in medical decision-making
    18. Non-therapeutic paediatric interventions
    19. Child abuse and neglect
    Part IV. Genetics and Biotechnology:
    20. Organ transplantation
    21. Regenerative medicine
    22. Genetic testing and screening
    23. Bio-banking
    24. Behavioural genetics
    Part V. Research Ethics:
    25. Research Ethics
    26. Innovation in medical care: Examples from surgery
    27. Clinical trials
    28. Epidemiological research
    29. Clinical research and the physician-patient relationship: the dual roles of physician and researcher
    30. Financial conflict of interest in medical research
    31. Embryo and fetal research
    Part VI. Health Systems and Institutions :
    32. Organizational ethics
    33. Priority setting
    34. Disclosure of medical error
    35. Conflict of interest in education and patient care
    36. Public health ethics
    37. Emergency and disaster scenarios
    38. Rural health care ethics
    39. Community health care ethics
    Part VII. Using Clinical Ethics to Make an Impact in Health Care:
    40. Clinical ethics and systems thinking
    41. Innovative strategies to improve effectiveness in clinical Ethics
    42. Teaching bioethics to medical students and postgraduate trainees in the clinical setting
    Part VIII. Global Health Ethics:
    43. Global health ethics and cross-cultural considerations in bioethics
    44. Physician participation in torture
    45. Access to medicines and the role of corporate social responsibility: the need to craft a global pharmaceutical system with integrity
    46. Global health and non-ideal justice
    Part IX. Religious and Cultural Perspectives in Bioethics:
    47. Aboriginal bioethics
    48. Buddhist bioethics
    49. Chinese Bioethics
    50. Hindu and Sikh bioethics
    51. Islamic boethics
    52. Jehovah's Witness bioethics
    53. Jewish bioethics
    54. Protestant bioethics
    55. Roman Catholic bioethics
    Part X. Speciality Bioethics:
    56. Surgical ethics
    57. Anaesthesiology ethics
    58. Critical and intensive care ethics
    59. Emergency and trauma medicine ethics
    60. Primary care ethics
    61. Infectious diseases ethics
    62. Psychiatric ethics
    63. Neuroethics
    64. Pharmacy ethics
    65. Alternative and complementary care ethics.

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  • Editors

    Peter A. Singer, University Health Network, Toronto
    Peter A. Singer is Director Emeritus, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics; Senior Scientist, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network; and Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto.

    A. M. Viens, University of Oxford
    A. M. Viens is a Senior Scholar at Hertford College, Oxford, and a Doctoral Student in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford.

    Contributors

    A. M. Viens, Peter A. Singer, Anne Slowther, John R. Williams, Julie Chalmers, Lori d'Agincourt-Canning, Carolyn Johnston, Mary Jane Dykeman, Kate Dewhirst, Philip C. Hébert, Barry Hoffmaster, Kathleen C. Glass, Irwin Kleinman, James A. Tulsky, Neil MacDonald, Robert A. Pearlman, Linda L. Emanuel, Douglas K. Martin, Bernard Dickens, Joseph Boyle, Linda Ganzini, Susan Dorr Goold, Brent C. Williams, Robert Arnold, Sam D. Shemie, Neil Lazar, John Lantos, Françoise Baylis, Sanda Rodgers, David Young, Lainie Friedman Ross, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Jeff Nisker, Nuala Kenny, Jocelyn Downie, Christine Harrison, David Benatar, Benjamin H. Levi, Abdallah S. Daar, Linda Wright, Kelley Ross, Heather L. Greenwood, Ruth Chadwick, Bartha Knoppers, Madelaine Saginur, Jason Scott Robert, Richard E. Ashcroft, Eric M. Meslin, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Jacob C. Langer, Martin F. McKneally, Nancy M. P. King, Larry R. Churchill, Trudo Lemmens, Lori Luther, Ronald M. Green, Ross Upshur, Jennifer Gibson, Robert Sibbald, Eoin Connolly, Douglas K. Martin, Alex V. Levin, Gerald Robertson, Ann Somerville, Halley S. Faust, Ross Upshur, Harvey Kayman, Howard Radest, Sally Webb, William A. Nelson, Jared M. Schmidek, Kyle W. Anstey, Frank Wagner, Susan K. MacRae, Ellen Fox, Jennifer L. Gibson, M. Dianne Godkin, C. Shawn Tracy, Solomon R. Benatar, Jerome Amir Singh, Jillian Clare Cohen, Patricia Illingworth, Gopal Sreenivasan, Joseph M. Boyle, Jr., David Novak, Jonathan H. Ellerby, Damien Keown, Kerry W. Bowman, Edwin C. Hui, Harold Coward, Tejinder Sidhu, Tarif Bakdash, Ahmed B. Khitamy, Osamu Muramoto, Gary Goldsand, Zahava R. S. Rosenberg-Yunger, Michael Gordon, Merril Pauls, Roger C. Hutchinson, Hazel J. Markwell, Barry F. Brown, James Andrews, Larry Zaroff, Gail A. Van Norman, Phillip D. Levin, Charles L. Sprung, Arthur B. Sanders, Margaret Moon, Mark Hughes, Jeremy Sugarman, Jay A. Jacobson, Sidney Bloch, Stephen A. Green, Eric Racine, Judy Illes, Margaret L. Eaton, Michael H. Cohen

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