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Medical Ethics

A Case-Based Approach

Medical ethics is a topic of increased importance in the medical school curriculum, and this textbook provides a wealth of knowledge aimed specifically at medical students rather than experienced practitioners. Realistic case studies introduce the discussion in each chapter, making this text highly suitable for case-based courses. This text includes practical coverage of all the issues likely to be of concern to students during their medical careers.

Medical students

Paperback, 228 Pages

Published: November 2002

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2543-3


  • 1. Introduction

    2. Ethical theories

    3. Clinical relationships

    4. Rights of patients, practitioners, and society

    5. Accountability

    6. The end of life

    7. The value of life: Who decides and how?

    8. Medical audit and medical research

    9. Human reproduction and new reproductive technologies

    10. Rationing and rationality: Issues in scarce resource allocation


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