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Medical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives

Edited by Peter A. Clark

Saint Joseph's University, United States of America

The main strength of this book is that it examines the challenges facing the field of Bioethics today from medical, ethical and legal perspectives. A critical exchange of ideas from professionals in interdisciplinary fields allows everyone to learn and benefit from the insights gained through others' experiences. Examining, analyzing and understanding these complex medical-ethical-legal issues and cases and how they are resolved will serve as a paradigm for all professionals who will be confronted with these complex bioethical issues now and in the future. The more we face these challenges directly, examine them critically and debate them enthusiastically the more knowledge will be gained and hopefully, we will gain more practical wisdom.

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BioethicsMedical, Ethical and Legal PerspectivesEdited by Peter A. Clark

Published: December 29th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/62798

ISBN: 978-953-51-2848-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2847-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4126-6

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

17806 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Pharmacy Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism: A Review of the Literature

By Robert Ancuceanu and Ioana-Laura Bogdan


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2. Rethinking Autonomy and Consent in Healthcare Ethics

By Eleanor Milligan and Jennifer Jones


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3. Ethical Publications in Medical Research

By Kusal K. Das and Mallanagoud S. Biradar


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4. Physicians and Pharmaceutical Industry: Need for Transparency by Conflict of Interest Declaration and Independent Ethical Oversight

By Frieder Keller, Krzysztof Marczewski and Drasko Pavlovic


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5. Bioethics and the Experiences of Hansen’s Disease Survivors

By Makiko Kondo, Kazuo Mori, Hiroshi Nomura, Hanako Kadowaki, Makiko Watanabe, Akemi Doi and Sayaka Shima


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6. Rethinking the Postwar Period in Relation to Lives Not Worth Living

By José-Antonio Santos


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7. Ethical Issues in Organ Procurement and Transplantation

By Richard J. Howard and Danielle L. Cornell


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8. In Whose Best Interests? Critiquing the “Family-as-Unit” Myth in Pediatric Ethics

By Joseph A. Raho


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9. Medical Involvement in Acts of Torture or Degrading Treatment of Human Beings: Forensic and Medical Reflections

By Mario Picozzi, Federico Nicoli and Omar Ferrario


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10. Truncated Autonomy: Neocortical Selves, Reverse Reductionism and End-of-Life Care

By Ger Wackers


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11. Medical Ethics and Bedside Rationing in Low‐Income Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

By Lydia Kapiriri


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12. ‘Assisted Dying’: A View of the Legal, Social, Ethical and Clinical Perspectives

By Ilora Gillian Finlay of Llandaff


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