The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics
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The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics



© 2011 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics is an influential collection of work by leading scholars on the fundamental and emerging themes which define health care ethics. Combining international and interdisciplinary perspectives, the Handbook provides a cutting-edge account of debates in five key areas:

- health care ethics in an era of globalization

- beginning and end-of-life

- vulnerable populations

- research ethics and technologies

- public health and human rights.

This authoritative Handbook brings together experts with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, law, public policy and the health professions and reflects the increasing impact of globalisation and the dynamic advances in the fields of bioscience and genetics, which keep ethics at the centre of debates about the future direction of healthcare. It is an invaluable resource for all students, practitioners, academics and researchers investigating ethical issues in relation to healthcare.

Ruth Chadwick, Henk ten Have and Eric M Meslin
Introduction: Health Care Ethics in an Era of Globalisation
Vittorio Hosle
Methodology
Henk Ten Have
Foundationalism and Principles
Roberto Andorno
Anti-Theory
Ruud ter Meulen
Ethics of Care
Tom Faunce
Human Rights, Health Care Ethics and Globalisation
Michael Davis
Professional Codes
Eva Winkler
Organizational Ethics
Diego Gracia
Deliberation and Consensus
Derek Beyleveld
Privacy and Confidentiality
Vilhjalmur Arnason, Hongwen Li and Yali Cong
Informed Consent
Kenneth Goodman
Health Information Technology and Globalisation
Michael Barilan
Abortion
Gamal I Serour and Ahmed R A Ragab
Ethics of Genetic Counseling
Don Chalmers
Regulating Reproductive Technologies
Andrea Kalfoglou
Reprogenetics
Pierre Boitte and Jean-Philippe Cobbaut
Palliative Care Ethics
Georg Bosshard and Lars Johan Materstvedt
Medical and Societal Issues in Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Paul Schostmans
Advance Directives
Jan Solbakk
Vulnerability: A Futile or Useful Principle in Healthcare Ethics?
Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra and Nikola Biller-Andorno
Vulnerability in Health Care and Research Ethics
Rachel Cooper
Mental Health and Disorder
Julie Samuel, Bartha Maria Knopppers and Denise Avard
Medical Research Involving Children: A Review of International Policy Statements
Ruth Chadwick and Paul McCarthy
Orphan Diseases
Leonardo D de Castro, Peter A Sy and Teoh Chin Leong
Poverty and Indigenous Peoples
Paul Ndebele
Research Ethics
Michael McDonald and Nina Preto
Health Research in the Global Context
Volnei Garrafa
International Research
Kenneth Cornetta and Eric M Meslin
Ethical and Scientific Issues in Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Research
Kris Dierickx
Ethics of Screening
Kenneth V Iserson
Ethics of Clinical Telemedicine
Tsuyoshi Awaya
Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Brain Death and Organ Transplantation: a Japanese Perspective
Bert Gordijn, Rob de Vries and Dónal P O'Mathúna
Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology
Michiel Korthals
Ethics of Environmental Health
Margit Sutrop and Kadro Simm
Pharmaceuticals

'The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics is a timely and important work. Too often health care issues are treated as if they are separate issues, disconnected from other areas of global justice theory and practice and divorced from the pressures of global governance and markets. This book is a welcome attempt to redress this gap.'

Heather Widdows, Professor of Global Ethics, Philosophy Department, University of Birmingham

'This Handbook offers comprehensive coverage of the changing field of health care ethics. Providing both an international and real-life perspective on the contexts in which ethical debates occur, it will be invaluable to those interested in the field.'

Dr Mairi Levitt, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University


'The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics is a timely and important work. Too often health care issues are treated as if they are separate issues, disconnected from other areas of global justice theory and practice and divorced from the pressures of global governance and markets. This book is a welcome attempt to redress this gap.'

Heather Widdows, Professor of Global Ethics, Philosophy Department, University of Birmingham

'This Handbook offers comprehensive coverage of the changing field of health care ethics. Providing both an international and real-life perspective on the contexts in which ethical debates occur, it will be invaluable to those interested in the field.'

Dr Mairi Levitt, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University

C.D. Kay
Wofford College
CHOICE Magazine

"...the global perspective makes this volume a valuable addition to any serious medical ethics collection. Summing Up: Highly recommended."

C. D. Kay
Wofford College
Choice

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