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Naujausi A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y Z

ISBN: 0-921149-64-6
Brūkšninis kodas: 4036675
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     The revised edition of this popular book includes an expanded introduction and eight new cases; these deal with such important issues as AIDS, fetal tissue transplants, the rights of male partners in abortion decisions, anencephalic infants as organ donors, and the allocation of scarce medical resources. Also include at the end of the book are ten new unanalyzed cases, allowing readers to test their own skills in handling ethical conflicts in medicine without the promptings of the authors.

Preface I
Acknowledgments iii
Ethical frameworks for decision making 1
The doctor-patient relationship
Case 1:1. When physicians and family disagree 39
Case 1:2. Prescribing “The pill” for minors 44
Case 2:1. When parents disagree over abortion 49
Case 2:2. Chantal Daigle`s boyfriend`s role in her abortion decision 54
Pre-natal screening and non-treatment of “Handicapped” newborn infants
Case 3:1. Should fetuses with “Milder” defects be aborted? 59
Case 3:2. Should we stop treating severely brain-damaged infants? 65
Medical intrusion into human reproduction
Case 4:1. Difficulties with artificial insemination (Donor) 71
Case 4:2. The legality and morality of surrogate motherhood 78
Experiments with human subjects
Case 5:1. Using minors in medical research projects 83
Case 5:2. Proposal for a randomized controlled clinical trial involving
breast cancer patients 88
Case 5:3. Research involving Alzheimer patients 96
Mind and behavior
Case 6:1. Non-consensual electro-convulsive therapy 105
Case 6:2. Discontinuing forced feeding of an anorexia nervosa patient 112
Esoteric medicine
Case 7:1. A baboon heart for baby Fae 119
Case 7:2. Did family instability warrant non-treatment of baby Jesse? 125
Case 7:3. A Jarvik-7 heart: Experiment or therapy? 130
Death, dying and euthanasia
Case 8:1. “Don’t let my mother die” 135
Case 8:2. Please let me die” 136
Case 8:3. The brain dead as teaching materials 142
Case 8:4. Religious conflict over a life-saving blood transfusion 150
Allocation of scarce medical resources
Case9:1. Dialysis machine shortage: Who shall live? 155
Case 9:2. Budget cutting in neonatology and perinatology 161
Organ and tissue donation
Case 10:1. Anecephalic infants as donors 171
Case 10:2. Fetal tissue transplantation 178
Case 11:1. Fear of contracting AIDS in a community college 185
Unanalyzed cases for further study
Case 12:1 Should cattle prods be used to correct self-destructive behavior? 195
Case 12:2. Stephen Dawson: Should severely retarded patients be treated? 197
Case 12:3. Ought we to save mother or child? 201
Case 12:4. Should patients be informed of remote risks of procedures? 203
Case 12:5 Whistle blowing on carriers of hepatitis B? 205
Case 12:6. Minors as organ donors 206
Case 12:7. Failed contraception, genetic defect, and parental conflict 208
Case 12:8. To resuscitate or not to resuscitate 210
Case 12:9. “Please don’t tell my husband he has cancer” 211
Case 12:10. “Don’t start the respirator: 213

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