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Good Care, Painful Choices (Third Edition)
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 200409
  • Antal sidor: 288
  • Upplaga: 3 New edition, 
    Vikt i gram: 454
  • ISBN10:0809142732
  • ISBN13:9780809142736

Good Care, Painful Choices (Third Edition)


In this third edition of a popular volume, Richard Devine brings readers up to date with the issues concerning medical-ethical decisions that American society and American individuals are called upon to make. In an accessible manner, he presents each issue in its full context-medical, scientific, legal, socio-cultural, Roman Catholic tradition, along with a final moral assessment. The focus of this volume is a vision of these issues from the standpoint of the values that are involved.What's New in the Third Edition?-enlarged the consideration of partial-birth abortion and the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision about it-question of pre-natal genetic diagnosis-new material on stem cells, cloning, eugenics-the question of a more principled approach (the good of the child) in artificial reproductive technologies-material on on the latest AIDS medications-updated statisticsClearly written, comprehensive and accurate without being overly technical, this third edition will be a valuable overview for anyone studying or dealing with medical ethics.

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