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Title Historical and philosophical perspectives on biomedical ethics : from paternalism to autonomy? / edited by Andreas-Holger Maehle, Johanna Geyer-Kordesch
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 'Honour and Interests': Medical Ethics and the British Medical Association / Andrew A.G. Motrice -- chapter 2 The Emergence of Medical Professional Ethics in Germany / Andreas-Holger Maehle -- chapter 3 Health Costs and the Ethics of the German Sickness Insurance System / Lutz D.H. Sauerteig -- chapter 4 Problems of Consent to Surgical Procedures and Autopsies in Twentieth Century Germany / Cay-Rüdiger Prüll -- chapter 5 Human Research: From Ethos to Law, from National to International Regulations / Ulrich Tröhler -- chapter 6 Ethical Aspects of Life-Saving and Life-Sustaining Technologies / Bryan Jennett -- chapter 7 Autonomous Agency and Consent in the Treatment of the Terminally Ill -- chapter 8 The 'Frankensteinian' Nature of Biotechnology / David E. Cooper
Summary "This title was first published in 2002: This volume discusses the subject of biomedical ethics. Various views, historical and contemporary, are discussed, with the editors using the contrasting concepts in the shift from paternalism to autonomy in 20th-century medicine as a heuristic tool for the critical study of ethics in medicine. As far as the evidence in this volume goes, paternalistic medical practices and patient autonomy had an uneasy relationship by the beginning of the 20th century. A hundred years later, full autonomy in decisions on medical treatment is still subject to numerous caveats. The text pays close attention to the interplay between various players, noting how factors such as social contexts, governmental organizations and the biotechnological industry influence and shape responses to the principle of bioethics."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 7, 2017)
Subject Bioethics -- Philosophy.
Medical ethics -- Philosophy
Medical ethics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics.
Bioethics -- Philosophy.
Medical ethics -- Philosophy.
Medical ethics.
Form Electronic book
Author Geyer-Kordesch, Johanna, editor.
Maehle, Andreas-Holger, 1957- editor.
ISBN 1138734985