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Edited by four leading members of the new generation of medical and healthcare ethicists working in the UK, respected worldwide for their work in medical ethics, Principles of Health Care Ethics, Second Edition is a standard resource for students, professionals, and academics wishing to understand current and future issues in healthcare ethics. With a distinguished international panel of contributors working at the leading edge of academia, this volume presents a comprehensive guide to the field, with state of the art introductions to the wide range of topics in modern healthcare ethics, from consent to human rights, from utilitarianism to feminism, from the doctor-patient relationship to xenotransplantation. This volume is the Second Edition of the highly successful work edited by Professor Raanan Gillon, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics at Imperial College London and former editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, the leading journal in this field. Developments from the First Edition include: The focus on 'Four Principles Method' is relaxed to cover more different methods in health care ethics. More material on new medical technologies is included, the coverage of issues on the doctor/patient relationship is expanded, and material on ethics and public health is brought together into a new section.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470027134
ISBN-10: 0470027134
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 198mm x 52mm)
Pages: 864
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Edmund Ashcroft

Richard Edmund Ashcroft, Reader in Biomedical Ethics, Imperial College, London, UK. Angus Dawson, Director, Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Keele, UK. Heather Draper, Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics, University of Birmingham, UK. John McMillan, Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics, Hull-York Medical School, UK.

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