Paperback / softback
August 28, 2000
9780878408023
English
352
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$34.95 USD, £26.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

A Primer for Health Care Ethics, Second Edition

Essays for a Pluralistic Society

From Harry and Louise through the McCaughey septuplets, this book explains stories and issues in health care ethics that have appeared in the news media. Written for the general reader in a pluralistic society, it outlines and applies principles of justice from the Catholic tradition to contemporary problems that increasingly affect us all.

This second edition contains extensive new material and new topics, including physician-assisted suicide, managed care, organ donation, genetic testing, cloning, and the question of futility. Aimed at a wide audience, this book will also be useful for introductory ethics courses in colleges and high schools.

About the Author

Kevin O'Rourke, OP, is professor emeritus and former director of the Center for Health Care Ethics at the Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center. He is co-author of Health Care Ethics: A Theological Analysis (fourth edition, 1997), Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teachings (third edition,1999) and Ethics of Health Care: An Introductory Textbook (second edition, 1994), all published by Georgetown University Press.

Reviews

"Mak[es] complex ethical principles and cases understandable to the medical professional and layperson alike."—Health Progress

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