The Foundations of Bioethics
H. Tristram Engelhardt, Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rice University and Professor in the Department of Medicine Member of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy H Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Professor of Medicine and Community Medicine H Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.
Oxford University Press, USA, 1996 - 446 páginas
This new, thoroughly recast Second Edition has been acclaimed as "the most important book written since the beginning of that strange project called bioethics" (Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University). Its philosophical exploration of the foundations of secular bioethics has been substantially expanded. The book challenges the values of much of contemporary bioethics and health care policy by confronting their failure to secure the moral norms they seek to apply. The nature of health and disease, the definition of death, the morality of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, germline genetic engineering, triage decisions and distributive justice in health care are all addressed within an integrated reconsideration of bioethics as a whole. New material has been added regarding social justice, health care reform and environmental ethics. The very possibility and meaning of a secular bioethics are re-explored.
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This book on bioethics offers a useful, relatively detailed discussion of the principles of autonomy, beneficence, justice; of the concepts of personhood, disease, confidentiality; and of issues such ... Leer reseña completa
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Interesting how he credits his FAMILY members (for whom he was named) for his core understandings of ethics and bioethics. Leer reseña completa
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