Princeton University Library Catalog

Principles of biomedical ethics / Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress.

Author:
Beauchamp, Tom L. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Εdition:
4th ed.
Description:
x, 546 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • 1. Morality and Moral Justification. Morality and Ethical Theory. Moral Dilemmas. Method, Justification, and Truth. Specifying and Balancing Principles. The Place of Principles, Common Morality -- 2. Types of Ethical Theory. Criteria for Theory Construction. Utilitarianism: Consequence-Based Theory. Kantianism: Obligation-Based Theory. Character Ethics: Virtue-Based Theory. Liberal Individualism: Rights-Based Theory. Communitarianism: Community-Based Theory. Ethics of Care: Relationship-Based Accounts. Casuistry: Case-Based Reasoning. Principle-Based, Common-Morality Theories. Convergence Across Theories -- 3. Respect for Autonomy. The Concept of Autonomy. Competence and Autonomous Choice. The Meaning and Justification of Informed Consent. Disclosure. Understanding. Voluntariness. A Framework of Standards for Surrogate Decisionmaking -- 4. Nonmaleficence. The Concept of Nonmaleficence. Traditional Distinctions and Rules Governing Nontreatment. Optional Treatments and Obligatory Treatments.
  • Killing and Letting Die. The Justification of Assistance in Dying. Decisionmaking for Incompetent Patients -- 5. Beneficence. The Concept of Beneficence. Obligatory and Ideal Beneficence. Paternalism: Conflicts between Beneficence and Autonomy. Balancing Benefits, Costs, and Risks. The Value and Quality of Life -- 6. Justice. The Concept of Justice. Theories of Justice. Fair Opportunity. The Right to a Decent Minimum of Health Care. The Allocation of Health Care Resources. Rationing through Priorities in the Health Care Budget. Rationing Scarce Treatments to Patients -- 7. Professional-Patient Relationships. Veracity. Privacy. Confidentiality. Fidelity. The Dual Roles of Physician and Investigator -- 8. Virtues and Ideals in Professional Life. Virtues in Professional Roles. Four Focal Virtues. Conscientiousness. Moral Ideals. Moral Excellence -- Appendix: Cases in Biomedical Ethics.
Subject(s):
Medical ethics [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 0195085361
  • 019508537X (pbk.)
LCCN:
93024390
OCLC:
28412998
Related name:
RCP:
C - S