Medical ethics : a very short introduction

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Hope, R. A., author.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Central - Adult Nonfiction
174.2 DUNN


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Second edition.
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1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm.
9780198815600, 0198815603


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Previous edition: 2004.
Includes index and bibliographical references [123-144]
The issues of medical ethics, from moral quandaries of euthanasia and the morality of killing to political dilemmas like fair healthcare distribution, are rarely out of today's media. This area of ethics covers a wide range of issues, from mental health to reproductive medicine, as well as including management issues such as resource allocation, and has proven to hold enduring interest for the general public as well as the medical practitioner. This Very Short Introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine. This new edition explores the ethical reasoning we can use to approach medical ethics, introducing the most important 'tools' of ethical reasoning, and discussing how argument, thought experiments, and intuition can be combined in the consideration of medical ethics. Considering its practical application, Tony Hope and Michael Dunn explore how medical ethics supports health professionals through the growing use of ethics expertise in clinical settings. They also contemplate the increasingly important place of medical ethics in the wider social context, particularly in this age of globalization, not only in healthcare practice, but also policy, discussions in the media, pressure group and activism settings, and in legal judgments. --from Amazon.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Dunn, M., & Hope, R. A. (2018). Medical ethics: a very short introduction (Second edition.). Oxford University Press.

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Dunn, Michael, 1980- and R. A., Hope. 2018. Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Dunn, Michael, 1980- and R. A., Hope. Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

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Dunn, Michael, and R. A. Hope. Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction Second edition., Oxford University Press, 2018.

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