This book has two principal aims. Firstly, it will to equip doctors, law makers, students and the public with the knowledge and skills to make better decisions about the use of medical treatment, especially experimental treatment, in situations of disagreement and life-threatening illness. Secondly, it will create a new way of approaching medical ethics that embraces moral disagreement and pluralism. It will establish a distinctive approach to 21st century medical ethics.
- This new book critically examines the core ethical questions at the heart of disputes about medical treatment for children.
- The contents review prominent cases of disagreement from the UK and internationally and analyse some of the distinctive and challenging features around treatment disputes in the 21st century.
- The book proposes a radical new framework for future cases of disagreement around the care of gravely ill people.
Chapter 1: The Charlie Gard case
Chapter 2: Futility
Chapter 3: Best interests
Chapter 4: Resources
Chapter 5: Research
Chapter 6: Parents
Agreeing to disagree
Chapter 7: Dissensus and value pluralism
Chapter 8: Embracing disagreement
Chapter 9: Learning from Charlie Gard
Appendix 1: Savulescu's view
Appendix 2: Wilkinson's view
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- © Elsevier 2019
- 31st January 2019
- Paperback ISBN:
Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Medical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Consultant Neonatologist, John Radcliffe Hospital; Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford.
Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK