Table of contents for Biomedical ethics / by Walter Glannon.


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Each chapter opens with an Introduction and ends with a Conclusion and Further Reading.
Preface
Chapter 1. History and Theories
The Need for Theories
Consequentialism and Deontology
Virtue Ethics and Feminist Ethics
Communitarianism and Liberalism
The Rejection of Theories: Casuistry and Cultural Relativism
Chapter 2. The Patient-Doctor Relationship
Informed Consent
Therapeutic Privilege
Confidentiality
Cross-Cultural Relations
What Sort of Doctors Do We Need?
Chapter 3. Medical Research on Humans
Design of Clinical Trials
Equipoise, Randomization, and Placebos
Problems with Consent
Vulnerable Populations
Protections and Justice
Chapter 4. Reproductive Rights and Technologies
Abortion
The Moral Status of Embryos
Surrogate Pregnancy
Sex Selection
Cloning
Chapter 5. Genetics
Genetic Testing and Screening
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Gene Therapy
Genetic Enhancement
Eugenics
Chapter 6. Medical Decisions at the End of Life
Defining Death
Withdrawing and Withholding Treatment
Double Effect
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Futility
Chapter 7. Allocating Scarce Medical Resources
Setting Priorities
Quality-Adjusted Life-Years
Age-Based Rationing
Organ Transplantation
Two-Tiered Health Care
Index



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Medical ethics.