Principles of biomedical ethics

TitlePrinciples of biomedical ethics
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBeauchamp TL, Childress JF
Number of Pages459 p.
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York
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.