This best-selling anthology of readings and case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine... The readings...reflect diverse viewpoints on the leading issues in biomedical ethics, such as conflicts of interest in medicine, advance directives, physician-assisted suicide, and the rationing of health care,...cloning, surrogacy. [from back cover]
"This volume initiates a much-needed conversation about the ethical and policy concerns facing health care providers in the rural United States. Although 21 percent of the population lives in rural areas, only 11 percent of physicians practice there. What challenges do health care workers face in remote locations? What are the differences between rural and urban health care practices? What particular ethical issues arise in treating residents of small communities? Craig M. Klugman and Pamela M. Dalinis gather philosophers, lawyers, physicians, nurses, and researchers to discuss these and other questions, offering a multidisciplinary overview of rural health care in the United States." - Book jacket.
From rites to rights of passage : ideals, politics, and the evolution of the American hospice movement / Joy Buck -- Hospice care as a moral practice : exploring the philosophy and ethics of hospice care / Timothy W. Kirk -- The pharmacist as an integral member of the hospice interdisciplinary team / R. Timothy Tobin -- The continuingly evolving role of the hospice medical director / Joan Harrold -- The interdisciplinary team integrating moral reflection and deliberation / Terry Altilio and Nessa Coyle -- Ethical issues in the care of infants, children, and adolescents / Marcia Levetown and Stacy Orloff -- The patient-family dyad as interdependent unit of hospice care : toward an ethical justification / Patrick T. Smith -- Inpatient hospice care : organizational and ethical considerations / Tara Friedman -- Ethical issues associated with hospice in nursing homes and assisted living communities / Jean C. Munn and Sheryl Zimmerman -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hospice : ethically justified or an oxymoron? / Muriel R. Gillick -- Moral meanings of physician-assisted death for hospice ethics / Courtney S. Campbell -- Ethics committees for hospice : moving beyond the acute care model / Jennifer Ballentine and Pamela Dalinis -- Design for dying : new directions for hospice and end-of-life care / Bruce Jennings.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description.