Bioethics: Basic Writings on the Key Ethical Questions that Surround the Major, Modern Biological Possibilities and Problems

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Thomas Anthony Shannon
Paulist Press, 1993 - 542 páginas
"Issues in bioethics, medicine, and healthcare continue to plague us - as patients as consumers, as citizens. Here, under one cover, are thirty of the most current and perceptive articles, culled from key medical, ethical, philosophical, legal and theological journals. Dr. Shannon once again offers - to healthcare professionals and students alike - access to this decade's core bioethics questions, a spectrum of viewpoints, and a wealth of insight."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Página 258 - Every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body ; and a surgeon who performs an operation without his patient's consent commits an assault, for which he is liable in damages.
Página 486 - With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death. The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of?
Página 477 - Though the earth and all inferior creatures be common to all men, yet every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his.
Página 227 - If the time comes when I can no longer take part in decisions for my own future, let this statement stand as an expression of my wishes and directions, while I am still of sound mind.
Página 362 - While an ethic of justice proceeds from the premise of equality — that everyone should be treated the same — an ethic of care rests on the premise of nonviolence — that no one should be hurt.
Página 322 - ... review specific research activities, the IRB shall be able to ascertain the acceptability of proposed research in terms of institutional commitments and regulations, applicable law, and standards of professional conduct and practice. The IRB shall therefore include persons knowledgeable in these areas. If an IRB regularly reviews research that involves a vulnerable category of subjects...
Página 217 - The constitutional right to privacy, as we conceive it, is an expression of the sanctity of individual free choice and self-determination as fundamental constituents of life. The value of life as so perceived is lessened not by a decision to refuse treatment, but by the failure to allow a competent human being the right of choice.
Página 352 - President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Deciding to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Report on the Ethical, Medical, and Legal Issues in Treatment Decisions.
Página 364 - ... efforts to elicit voluntary consent to disclosure have failed; 2) there is a high probability both that harm will occur if the information is withheld and that the disclosed information will actually be used to avert harm...
Página 221 - When inevitable death is imminent in spite of the means used, it is permitted in conscience to take the decision to refuse forms of treatment that would only secure a precarious and burdensome prolongation of life, so long as the normal care due to the sick person in similar cases is not interrupted.

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