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Good Care, Painful Choices

Medical Ethics for Ordinary People
  • By Richard J. Devine
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In this third edition of a popular volume, Richard Devine brings readers up to date with the issues concerning medical-ethical decisions that American society and American individuals are called upon to make. In an accessible manner, he presents each issue in its full context--medical, scientific, legal, socio-cultural, Roman Catholic tradition, along with a final moral assessment. The focus of this volume is a vision of these issues from the standpoint of the values that are involved. What's New in the Third Edition? --enlarged the consideration of partial-birth abortion and the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision about it --question of pre-natal genetic diagnosis --new material on stem cells, cloning, eugenics --the question of a more principled approach (the good of the child) in artificial reproductive technologies --material on on the latest AIDS medications --updated statistics Clearly written, comprehensive and accurate without being overly technical, this third edition will be a valuable overview for anyone studying or dealing with medical ethics.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780809142736
    • Manufacturer: Paulist Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780809142736
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2004
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Richard J. Devine
    • Page Count: 272
    • Width: 6.02 inches
    • Height: 0.85 inches
    • Length: 9.02 inches
    • Weight: 1.05 pounds
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