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Encyclopedia of bioethics

Author: Warren T Reich
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. : Simon & Schuster Macmillan ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1995.
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This 5 volume revision of the 1979 Dartmouth Medal-winner provides balanced, informative articles on the moral and ethical dimensions of modern medicine, science and technology.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Encyclopedia of bioethics.
New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. : Simon & Schuster Macmillan ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1995
Online version:
Encyclopedia of bioethics.
New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. : Simon & Schuster Macmillan ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1995
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren T Reich
ISBN: 0028973550 9780028973555 0028973534 9780028973531 0028973542 9780028973548 0028973569 9780028973562 0028973577 9780028973579 0028973526 9780028973524
OCLC Number: 31290994
Description: 5 volumes ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Abo-Dea --
v. 2. Dec-Hyp --
v. 3. Iat-Mul --
v. 4. Nar-Rus --
v. 5. San-Zoo. Alphabetical list of article titles --
Abortion: medical perspectives, Contemporary ethical perspectives, Legal and regulatory issues, Religious traditions, Jewish perspectives, Roman Catholic perspectives, Protestant perspectives, Islamic perspectives --
Abuse, interpersonal: Child abuse, Abuse between domestic partners, Elder abuse --
Academic health centers --
Action --
Adolescents --
Adoption --
Advertising --
African religion --
Aging and the aged: Theories of aging and life extension, Life expectancy and life span, Societal aging, Health-care and research issues, Old age --
Agriculture --
AIDS: Public-health issues, Health-care and research issues --
Allied health professions --
Alternative therapies: Social history, Ethical and legal issues --
Animal research: Historical aspects, Philosophical issues, Law and policy --
Animal welfare and rights: Ethical perspectives on the treatment and status of animals, Vegetarianism, Wildlife conservation and management, Pet and companion animals, Zoos and zoological parks, hunting, Animals in agriculture and factory farming --
Artificial hearts and cardiac-assist devices --
Artificial organs and life-support systems --
Authority --
Autoexperimentation --
Autonomy --
Behavior control --
Behaviorism: History of behavioral psychology, Philosophical issues --
Behavior modification therapies --
Beneficence --
Bioethics --
Bioethics education: Introduction, Medicine, Nursing, Other health professions, Secondary and postsecondary education --
Biology, philosophy of --
Biomedical engineering --
Biotechnology --
Blood transfusion --
Body: Embodiment: the phenomenological tradition, Social theories, Cultural and religious perspectives --
Buddhism. Care: History of the notion of care, Historical dimensions of an ethic of care in health care Contemporary ethics of care --
Casuistry --
Children: History of childhood, Rights of children, Health-care and research issues, Mental-health issues, Child custody --
Chronic care --
Circumcision: Female circumcision, Male circumcision --
Civil disobedience and health care --
Climatic change --
Clinical ethics: Elements and methodologies, Clinical ethics consultation, Institutional ethics committees --
Commercialism in scientific research --
Commitment to mental institutions --
Communication, biomedical: Media and medicine, Scientific publishing, Media and bioethics --
Compassion --
Competence --
Confidentiality --
Conflict of Interest --
Confucianism --
Conscience --
Cryonics --
Death: Anthropological perspectives, Eastern thought, Western philosophical thought, Western religious thought, Death in the Western world, Death in the Western world-a postscript --
Death, Attitudes toward --
Death, definition and determination of: Criteria for death, Legal issues in pronouncing death, Philosophical and theological perspectives --
Death: art of dying: Ars moriendi, contemporary art of dying --
Death and dying: euthanasia and sustaining life: historical aspects, Ethical issues, Advance directives, professional and public policies --
Death education --
Death penalty --
Dentistry --
Disability: Attitudes and sociological perspectives, Philosophical and theological perspectives, Health care and physical disability, Legal issues --
Disability for public office, Divided loyalties in mental-health care --
DNA typing --
Double effect --
Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Economic concepts in health care --
Electrical stimulation of the brain --
Electroconvulsive therapy --
Emotions --
Endangered species and biodiversity --
Environmental ethics: Overview, Deep ecology, Land ethic, Ecofeminism --
Environmental health --
Environmental policy and law --
Environment and religion --
Epidemics --
Ethics: Task of ethics, Moral Epistemology, Normative ethical theories, Social and political theories, Religion and morality --
Eugenics: Historical aspects, Ethical issues --
Eugenics and religious law: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism --
Evolution --
Expert testimony --
Family --
Feminism --
Fertility control: medical aspects, Social issues, Ethical issues, Legal and regulatory issues --
Fetus: Human development from fertilization to birth, Philosophical and ethical issues, Fetal research --
Fidelity and loyalty --
Food policy --
Fraud, theft and Plagiarism --
Freedom and coercion --
Friendship --
Future generations, Obligations to --
Gender identity and gender-identity disorders --
Gene therapy: Strategies for gene therapy, Ethical and social issues --
Genetic Counseling: Practice of genetic counseling, Ethical issues --
Genetic Engineering: Animals and plants, Human genetic engineering --
Genetics and environment in human health --
Genetics and human behavior: Scientific and research issues, Philosophical and ethical issues --
Genetics and human self understanding --
Genetics and the law --
Genetics and racial minorities --
Genetic testing and screening: Preimplantation embryo diagnosis, Prenatal diagnosis, Newborn screening, Carrier screening, Predictive and workplace testing, Legal issues, Ethical issues. Genome mapping and sequencing --
Harm --
Hazardous wastes and toxic substances --
Healing --
Health care, quality of --
Health care delivery: Health care systems, health care institutions --
Health care financing: Introduction, Health care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Profit and commercialism --
Health care resources, allocation of: Macroallocation, Microallocation --
Health and disease: History of the concepts, Sociological perspectives, Anthropological perspectives, Philosophical perspectives, The experience of health and illness --
Health officials and their responsibilities --
Health policy: Politics and health care, Health policy in international perspective --
Health promotion and health education --
Health screening and testing in the public health context --
Hinduism Homicide --
Homosexuality: Clinical and behavioral aspects, Ethical issues --
Hospice and end of life care --
Hospital: Medieval and Renaissance History, Modern history, Contemporary ethical problems --
Human nature --
Hypnosis --
Iatrogenic illness and injury --
Impaired professionals --
Infants: Medical aspects and issues in the car of infants, History of infanticide, Ethical issues, Public policy and legal issues --
Information disclosure: Attitudes toward truth-telling, Ethical issues --
Informed consent: History of informed consent, Meaning and elements of informed consent, Consent issues in human research, Clinical aspects of consent in health care, Legal and ethical issues of consent in health care, Issues o consent in mental health care --
Injury and injury control --
Institutionalization and deinstitutionalization --
International health --
Interpretation --
Islam --
Jainism --
Judaism. Justice --
Kidney dialysis --
Laboratory testing --
Law and bioethics --
Law and morality --
Licensing, discipline and regulation in the health professions --
Life --
Life, quality of --
Quality of life in clinical decisions --
Quality of life in health care allocation --
Quality of life in legal perspective --
Lifestyles and public health --
Literature --
Long term care: concept and policies, nursing homes, Home care --
Love --
Marriage and other domestic partnerships --
Maternal fetal relationship: Medical aspects, Ethical issues, Legal and regulatory issues --
Medical codes and oaths: History Ethical analysis --
Medical education --
Medical ethics, history of: Near and Middle East (Ancient Near East, Iran, Turkey, Contemporary Arab world, Israel), Africa (Sub-Saharan countries, South Africa), South and East Asia: General survey, India, Prerepublican China, Contemporary China, Japan through the Nineteenth Century, Contemporary Japan, Southeast Asian countries), Europe: Ancient and medieval (Greece and Rome, Early Christianity, Medieval Christian Europe), Renaissance and Enlightenment, Nineteenth century Europe/Great Britain), Contemporary Period (Southern Europe, The Benelux countries, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, German-speaking countries and Switzerland, Nordic countries, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia), The Americas: Colonial North America and nineteenth century United States, The United States in the Twentieth century, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand --
Medical genetics: Practice of medical genetics, Ethical and social issues --
Medical information systems --
Medical malpractice. Medicine, anthropology of --
Medicine, art of --
Medicine, philosophy of --
Medicine, sociology of --
Medicine as a profession --
Mental health: The meaning of mental health, Mental health and religion --
Mental health services: Settings and programs, Ethical issues --
Mental health therapies --
Mental illness: Conceptions of mental illness, Cross cultural perspectives, Issues in diagnosis --
Mentally disabled and mentally ill persons: Health care issues, Research issues --
Metaphor and analogy --
Military personnel as research subjects --
Minorities as research subjects --
Multinational research --
Narrative --
National socialism --
Native American religions Natural law --
Nature --
Nursing, theories and philosophy of --
Nursing ethics --
Nursing as a profession --
Obligation and supererogation --
Occupational safety and health: Ethical issues, Occupational health care providers, Testing of employees --
Organ and tissue procurement: Medical and organizational aspects, Ethical and legal issues regarding cadavers, Ethical and legal issues regarding living donors --
Organ and tissue transplants: Medical overview, Sociocultural aspects, Ethical and legal issues --
Pain and suffering --
Pastoral care --
Patenting organisms --
Paternalism --
Patientsʼ responsibilities (Duties of patients, Virtues of patients) --
Patientsʼ rights: Origin and nature of patientsʼ rights, Mental patientsʼ rights --
Person --
Pharmaceutics: Pharmaceutical industry, Issues in prescribing --
Pharmacy --
Placebo --
Population ethics: Elements of. Population ethics (Definition of population ethics, Is there a population problem, History of population theories), Normative approaches, Religious traditions (Islamic perspectives, Jewish perspectives, Roman Catholic perspectives, Eastern Orthodox Christian perspectives, Protestant perspectives, Hindu perspectives, Buddhist perspectives) --
Population policies; Strategies of --
Fertility control (Changes in attitude and culture, Incentives and disincentives, Strong persuasion, Compulsion), Health effects of fertility control, Migration and refugees, Donor agencies (Fertility control, Migration and refugees) --
Prisoners: Health care issues, Torture and the health profession, Research issues) --
Privacy and confidentiality in research --
Privacy in health care --
Privileged communications --
Professional/patient relationship: Historical perspectives, Sociological perspectives, Ethical issues --
Profession and professional ethics --
Prostitution --
Protestantism --
Psychiatry, abuses of --
Psychoanalysis and dynamic therapies --
Psychopharmacology --
Psychosurgery: Medical and historical aspects, Ethical aspects --
Public health: Determinants of public health, History of public health, philosophy of public health, Public health methods: epidemiology and biostatistics --
Public health and the law: Philosophy of the law of public health, Legal moralism and public health --
Public policy and bioethics --
Race and racism --
Rehabilitation medicine --
Reproductive technologies: Sex selection, Artificial insemination, In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer, Surrogacy, Cryopreservation of sperm, ova and embryos, Ethical issues, Legal and regulatory issues. Research, human: Historical aspects --
Research, unethical --
Research bias --
Research ethics committees --
Research methodology: conceptual issues, Controlled clinical trials --
Research policy: General background, Risk and vulnerable groups, Subject selection --
Responsibility --
Rights: Systematic analysis, Rights in bioethics --
Risk --
Roman Catholicism --
Science, philosophy of --
Self help --
Sexism --
Sex therapy and sex research: Scientific and clinical perspectives, Ethical issues --
Sexual development --
Sexual ethics --
Sexual ethics and professional standards --
Sexual identity --
Sexuality in Society: Social control of sexual behavior, Legal approaches to sexuality --
Sikhism --
Social medicine --
Social work in health care --
Sports --
Strikes by health professionals --
Students as research subjects --
Substance abuse: Addiction and dependence, Smoking, Alcoholism, Alcohol and other drugs in a public health context, Legal control of --
Suicide --
Surgery --
Sustainable development --
Taoism --
Teams, health care --
Technology: History of medical technology, Philosophy of technology, Technology assessment --
Tragedy --
Triage --
Trust --
Unorthodoxy in medicine --
Utility --
Value and valuation --
Veterinary ethics --
Virtue and character --
Warfare: Medicine and war, Public health and war, Nuclear warfare, Chemical and biological weapons, International weapons trade --
Whistleblowing in health care --
Women: Historical and cross cultural perspectives, Health care issues, Research issues, Women as health professionals (History, Contemporary issues) --
Responsibility: Warren Thomas Reich, editor in chief.


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