Publisher description for Classic cases in medical ethics : accounts of the cases that have shaped and define medical ethics / Gregory Pence.

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This rich collection, popular among teachers and students alike, provides an in-depth look at major cases that have shaped the field of medical ethics. The book presents each famous (or infamous) case using extensive historical and contextual background, and then proceeds to illuminate it by careful discussion of pertinent philosophical theories and legal and ethical issues.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Medical ethics -- Case studies.
Bioethical Issues -- United States.
Ethics, Medical -- history -- United States.
Ethics, Clinical -- history -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Patient Rights -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States.
Social Justice -- ethics -- United States.