The area where science, medicine, and ethics merge is a complicated one. Medicine seeks to treat and heal, science seeks to cure, and ethics is what's needed to keep all those processes in check. With that comes several controversial topics, which this book examines for the reader. Essays cover topics such as the health care system, medical research, end-of-life decisions, government intervention, organ donation, reproductive technologies, surrogacy, and the death penalty.
ContentsOverview : Americans' approval of healthcare law declines / Jeffrey M. Jones
Health care is a right and must be provided to all Americans / Bernie Sanders
It is immoral to treat health care as a right / Paul Hsieh
Public health insurance programs are immoral and unaffordable / D.W. MacKenzie
Public health insurance programs are morally required / Robert B. Reich
Conscience exemptions for individuals and businesses are needed / Edmund F. Haislmaier
Religious freedom should not allow employers to deny medical care / Marci A. Hamilton
Overview : Fairness in dispensing donated organs / Catherine Hollander
Presumed consent is the most ethical and effective organ donation system / Stu Strumwasser
Cash for kidneys : the case for a market for organs / Gary S. Becker and Julio J. Elias
Organ transplants should be rare and not for gain / Miran Epstein
The dead-donor rule is ethically central to organ donation / L. Syd M. Johnson
The dead-donor rule and the future of organ donation / Robert D. Truog, Franklin G. Miller, and Scott D. Halpern
A kidney for a kidney / Sally Satel
Condemned prisoners should not be able to donate organs after execution / Wesley J. Smith
Overview : Reproductive technologies and social controversy / Anne Kingsley
Prenatal genetic screening enhances autonomy / Ronald Bailey
"Designer babies" aren't coming. The New York Times is just trying to scare you / Jessica Grose
It's time to make paid surrogacy legal in New York / Leslie Morgan Steiner
Gattaca at 15 : the dystopian sci-fi thriller is fast becoming our reality / Daniel Allott
Three-parent embryos illustrate ethical problems with technologies / Brendan P. Foht
Breeding exploitation : the faces of surrogacy / Jennifer Lahl, interviewed by Kathryn Jean Lopez
Unethical uses of reproductive technologies / Margaret Somerville
Overview : Views on end-of-life medical treatments / Pew Research Center
The rights of patients support physician aid in dying / John M. Grohol
Should doctors participate in executions? / Ty Alper, interviewed by Rachel Martin
It is time to integrate abortion into primary care / Susan Yanow
Medical professionals should not have to participate in the taking of life / Wesley J. Smith
It is an ethics violation for doctors to perform death penalty executions / Ford Vox
Moral disapproval of abortion justifies doctor refusal to provide it / E. Christian Brugger.
Medical ethics -- United States.
|Publisher|| Farmington Hills, Mich. :Greenhaven Press,2015
208 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200) and index.