Life and Death in Health Care Ethics: A Short Introduction

Routledge (2000)
In a world of rapid technological advances, the moral issues raised by life and death choices in healthcare remain obscure. Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics provides a concise, thoughtful and extremely accessible guide to these moral issues. Helen Watt examines, using real-life cases, the range of choices taken by healthcare professionals, patients and clients which lead to the shortening of life. The topics looked at include: euthanasia and withdrawal of treatment; the persistent vegetative state; abortion; IVF and cloning; and life-saving treatment of pregnant women.
Keywords Medical ethics  Life and death, Power over Moral and ethical aspects
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Call number R724.W346 2000
ISBN(s) 0415215730   9780415215732   9780415215749
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