Table of contents for Principles of biomedical ethics / Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress.

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CONTENTS
PART I	Moral Foundations
1. Moral Norms
 Normative and Nonnormative Ethics
 The Common Morality as Universal Morality
 Particular Moralities as Nonuniversal 
 Moral Dilemmas
 A Framework of Moral Norms
 Conflicting Moral Norms
 Conclusion
2. Moral Character
 Moral Virtues
 Virtues in Professional Roles
 The Virtue of Caring
 Five Focal Virtues
 Moral Virtues and Action Guides
 Moral Ideals
 Moral Excellence
 Conclusion
3. Moral Status
 The Problem of Moral Status 
 Theories of Moral Status 
 From Theories to Practical Guidelines 
 Vulnerable Populations 
 Conclusion 
PART II	Moral Principles 
4. Respect for Autonomy 
 The Nature of Autonomy
 The Capacity for Autonomous Choice 
 The Meaning and Justification of Informed Consent 
 Disclosure 
 Understanding
 Voluntariness 
 A Framework of Standards for Surrogate Decision Making 
 Conclusion 
5. Nonmaleficence
 The Concept of Nonmaleficence 
 Distinctions and Rules Governing Nontreatment 
 Optional Treatments and Obligatory Treatments 
 Killing and Letting Die 
 The Justification of Intentionally Arranged Deaths 
 Protecting Incompetent Patients 
 Conclusion 
6. Beneficence
 The Concept of Beneficence 
 Obligatory and Ideal Beneficence 
 Paternalism: Conflicts Between Beneficence and Autonomy 
 Balancing Benefits, Costs, and Risks 
 The Value and Quality of Life 
 Conclusion 
		 
7. Justice
 The Concept of Justice 
	Theories of Justice
 Fair Opportunity and Unfair Discrimination
 Vulnerability and Exploitation
	National Health Policy and the Right to Health Care
 Global Health Policy and the Right to Health 
 Allocating, Setting Priorities, and Rationing 
 Rationing Scarce Treatments to Patients
	Conclusion
8. Professional-Patient Relationships
	
	Veracity
	Privacy
	Confidentiality
	Fidelity
	The Dual Roles of Clinician and Investigator
	Conclusion
PART III	Theory and Method
9. Moral Theories
 Criteria for Theory Construction
 Utilitarianism
 Kantianism
 Rights Theory
 Communitarianism
 Convergence of Theories
 Conclusion
10. Method and Moral Justification
 Justification in Ethics
 Top-down Models: Theory and Application
 Bottom-up Models: Cases and Inductive Generalization
 An Integrated Model Using Reflective Equilibrium
 Common-Morality Theory
 Conclusion
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medical ethics.
Ethics, Medical.