Clear authoritative exposition of contentious concepts
Explains the basic principles of biomedical ethics in accessible language and in a unique and exciting format.
Analyses concepts of biomedical ethics such as autonomy, paternalism, beneficence and justice, giving current examples.
Explores the value of rights-based arguments as opposed to utilitarianism in healthcare, scientific research and health policy.
Topical analysis of the importance of ethics in clinical practice
Evaluates the role of professional regulatory bodies in healthcare.
Describes the prominence of ethical debate in current clinical dilemmas.
Analyses the ethical implications of the harms caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and possible solutions.
Exploration of the boundary between legal and ethical debate drawing on the legal and philosophical expertise of the authors
Provides insights into the role of judges in resolving ethical dilemmas.
Explores the influence of some great thinkers on modern clinical practice.
Elucidates the relationship between law and ethics by analysing and discussing current examples drawn from legal cases and examining the role and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in the legal system.
Explanation of the different approaches to ethical dilemmas in the context of applied ethics
Provides guidance on appropriate approaches to prioritisation of treatment in the light of conflicting claims of individual patients, health services as a whole and economic imperatives, by means of worked examples drawn from hypothetical and/or real cases.
Offers insights, based on practical experience, into dilemmas involving justice in healthcare decision-making.
Examines the importance of the human rights arguments in the context of healthcare.
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