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]
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.