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Author Watt, Helen, 1962-

Title Life and death in healthcare ethics : a short introduction / Helen Watt
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2000


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Description vii, 97 pages ; 20 cm
Contents 1. Homicide: moral approaches -- 2. The unconscious patient -- 3. The competent patient -- 4. Abortion -- 5. Embryo destruction -- 6. Cooperation
Summary "In a world of rapid technological advances, the moral issues raised by life and death choices in healthcare remain obscure. Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics: A Short Introduction provides a concise, thoughtful and extremely accessible guide to these moral issues." "Helen Watt examines, using real-life cases, a range of choices taken by health professionals, patients and clients which lead to the shortening of life." "Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics presupposes no prior knowledge of philosophy. It will be of interest to anyone approaching healthcare ethics for the first time, or seeking to develop his or her understanding of some core topics in the field."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-89) and index
Subject Life and death, Power over -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Medical ethics.
Bioethical Issues.
Ethics, Medical.
Abortion, Induced.
Beginning of Human Life.
Embryo Disposition.
Euthanasia, Passive.
Mental Competency.
Persistent Vegetative State.
LC no. 00034483
ISBN 0415215730 (hb)
0415215749 (paperback)
Other Titles Life and death in health care ethics