Principles of Biomedical Ethics

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9780195024883: Principles of Biomedical Ethics

This is a revision of a textbook of bioethics.

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Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at The Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He is the coauthor of The Virtuous Journalist (Oxford, 1987) and A History and Theory of Informed Consent (Oxford, 1986). James F. Childress is Professor of Religious Studies and Medical Education at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Who Should Decide? Paternalism in Health Care (Oxford, cloth, 1982; paper, 1985).

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"A comprehensive, thoroughly documented text addressing issues of morality, types of ethical theory, autonomy and informed consent, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice, patient-professional relations, professional virtues, and ideals."--Annals of Internal Medicine

"One of the most important basic texts for medical ethics."--Bulletin of Medical Ethics

"A much-needed reworking and updating of a fundamental text in biomedical ethics. The authors accomplish this task with great success....An excellent introductory text. It is useful for those entering the field of biomedical ethics from other disciplines, clinical or nonclinical. Established
practitioners in the field will welcome it as a valuable contribution to the debate of the principle-based approach....The previous editions of this text have become classics in biomedical ethics. This edition...will no doubt become a classic in its own right....I would recommend that anyone
studying biomedical ethics, anyone working in this field, and certainly any health sciences library acquire this new edition."--Doody's Health Sciences Book Review

"Excellent as a basic text for an ethics course, regardless of profession. Basic principles are applicable across professions."--Richard Mowsesian, University of Texas at Austin

"Profound and comprehensive in covering the subject. intellectually deep. Offers a way of thinking about ethics that could be applied to any discipline, including social work. Excellent book for use in classroom."--Norman Linzer, Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University

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