Table of Contents

Part 1: Ethical and legal background: Reasoning about ethics. Ethics and legal background. Three core concepts in medical ethics - best interests, autonomy and rights. An introduction to law. Doctors, patients and professions.

Part 2. Specific topics. Consent. Confidentiality. Genetics. Reproductive medicine. Children. Mental disorder. End of life. Resource allocation. Research. Disease, disability and human enhancement.

Useful web resources in medical ethics and law.

Details

No. of pages:
294
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702050787
Print ISBN:
9780443103377

About the authors

Tony Hope

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medical Ethics and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Julian Savulescu

Affiliations and Expertise

Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford

Judith Hendrick

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK