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Description - A Primer for Health Care Ethics by Kevin D. O'Rourke

From Harry and Louise through the McCaughey septuplets, this book explains stories and issues in health care ethics that have appeared in the news media. Written for the general reader in a pluralistic society, it outlines and applies principles of justice from the Catholic tradition to contemporary problems that increasingly affect us all. This second edition contains extensive new material and new topics, including physician-assisted suicide, managed care, organ donation, genetic testing, cloning, and the question of futility. Aimed at a wide audience, this book will also be useful for introductory ethics courses in colleges and high schools.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780878408023
ISBN-10: 0878408029
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Georgetown University Press
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kevin D. O'Rourke

Kevin O'Rourke, OP, is professor emeritus and former director of the Center for Health Care Ethics at the Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center. He is co-author of Health Care Ethics: A Theological Analysis (fourth edition, 1997), Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teachings (third edition,1999) and Ethics of Health Care: An Introductory Textbook (second edition, 1994), all published by Georgetown University Press.

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