Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics: Cases and Concepts

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PRACTICAL DECISION MAKING
IN
HEALTH CARE ETHICS

CASES AND CONCEPTS

THIRD EDITION

Raymond J. Devettere

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY PRESS / Washington, D.C.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface to the Third Edition xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • One - What is Ethics? 1
  • Two - Prudence and Living a Good Life 20
  • Three - The Language of Health Care Ethics 47
  • Four - Making Health Care Decisions 70
  • Five - Deciding for Others 99
  • Six - Determining Life and Death 121
  • Seven - Life-Sustaining Treatments 150
  • Eight - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 181
  • Nine - Medical Nutrition and Hydration 202
  • Ten - Reproductive Issues 232
  • Eleven - Prenatal Life 263
  • Twelve - Infants and Children 286
  • Thirteen - Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide 321
  • Fourteen - Medical Research 357
  • Fifteen - Transplantation 394
  • Sixteen - Medical Genetics 420
  • Seventeen - Social and Political Issues 458
  • Glossary 485
  • Index of Cases 493
  • Index 495
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