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Medical ethics : a very short introduction / Tony Hope.

Hope, R. A. (Author).


"In this Very Short Introduction, Tony Hope deals with a range of thorny moral questions, some of which are age-old, like euthanasia and the morality of killing, and others of which have arisen with recent advances in medical technology." "Tony Hope also explores political questions, discussing how health-care resources can be fairly allocated, and addressing controversial problems such as: Should treatment for mental illness be imposed on patients without their consent? Should post-menopausal women have access to assisted reproduction technologies? And who should have the right to access information from genetic testing?"--Jacket.

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  • ISBN: 0192802828
  • ISBN: 9780192802828
  • Physical Description: 152 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, ©2004.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-144) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
On why medical ethics is exciting -- Euthanasia: good medical practice, or murder? -- Why undervaluing 'statistical' people costs lives -- People who don't exist, at least not yet -- A tool-box for reasoning -- Inconsistencies about madness -- How modern genetics is testing traditional confidentiality -- Is medical research the new imperialism? -- Family medicine meets the House of Lords.
Subject: Medical ethics.
Ethics, Medical > Case Reports.
Bioethical Issues > Case Reports.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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