Table of contents for Life and death : philosophical essays in biomedical ethics / Dan W. Brock.


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Part I. Physicians and Patients Making Treatment Decisions: 1. Informed consent
2. The ideal of shared decision making between physicians and patients
3. When competent patients make irrational choices (co-authored by Steven A. Wartman)
Part II. Life-and-Death Decisions in the Clinic: 4. Moral rights and permissible killing
5. Taking human life
6. Death and dying
7. Forgoing life-sustaining food and water: Is it killing?
8. Voluntary active euthanasia
Part III. Life-and-Death Decisions in Health Policy: 9. The value of prolonging human life
10. Quality of life measures in health care and medical ethics
11. The problem of low benefit/high cost health care
12. Justice and the severely demented elderly
13. Justice, health care, and the elderly
14. Truth or consequences: the role of philosophers in policy-making
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Medical ethics