Bioethics in a European Perspective

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H.A. Ten Have, Bert Gordijn
Springer Science & Business Media, 2013 M03 9 - 548 pages
In this book, developed by a group of collaborating scholars in bioethics from different European countries, an overview is given of the most salient themes in present-day bioethics. The themes are discussed in order to enable the reader to have an in-depth overview of the state of the art in bioethics. Introductory chapters will guide the reader through the relevant dimensions of a particular area, while subsequent case discussions will help the reader to apply the ethical theories to specific clinical problems and health policy queries. The book focuses on perspectives typical for the European context. This highlights not only particular bioethical themes such as social justice, choices in health care, and health policy (e.g., in post-communist countries), it also emphasizes specific approaches in ethical theory, in relation to Continental philosophies such as phenomenology and hermeneutics.
Because of its articulation of what is typical for the European health care setting as well as for bioethical debate, this book is unique in comparison to existing textbooks in bioethics.
The book is an introductory textbook acquainting the reader with the major issues in present-day health care as well as the various theoretical and practical approaches to clarify these issues.

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Contents

ethics
51
The autonomy of the patient
83
The autonomy of the health care
92
PERSON AND BODY
109
Case discussions
157
Experimentation with human
167
Compulsory medical treatment
179
list rationing and priorities
219
Consensus formation as a basic strategy
281
Case discussions
369
Abortion 385
384
Embryo experimentation
399
Case discussions
487
Pain management
495
Comatose patients 509
508
Index of Names
535

personal responsibility
271

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