Principles of biomedical ethics

TitlePrinciples of biomedical ethics
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBeauchamp TL, Childress JF
Edition7th
Number of Pages459 p.
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York
ISBN978-0-19-992458-5
AbstractIlluminating both theory and method throughout, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Seventh Edition, considers what constitutes moral character and addresses the problem of moral status: what rights are due to people and animals, and when. It also examines the professional-patient relationship, surveys major philosophical theories--including utilitarianism, Kantianism, rights theory, and virtue theory--and describes methods of moral justification in bioethics. Ideal for courses in biomedical ethics, bioethics, and health care ethics, the text is enhanced by hundreds of annotated citations and a substantial introduction that clarifies key terms and concepts.