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The Resource Human dignity in bioethics and law, Charles Foster

Human dignity in bioethics and law, Charles Foster

Label
Human dignity in bioethics and law
Title
Human dignity in bioethics and law
Statement of responsibility
Charles Foster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Foster (medical ethics and law, U. of Oxford, England) places the concept of human dignity at the heart of his approach to medical ethics and bioethics, arguing that every key issue should be approached through a transactional model that assesses whether proposed solutions maximize dignity for the patient, the clinician or researcher, and the wider community, with the meaning of dignity derived from an anthropological perspective on what makes human thrive. This elevation of dignity, he proposes, constitutes a bioethical "theory of everything" that can be applied to problems large and small. In order to support this argument, he explores the history and current construction of the understanding of dignity and then applies the insights from that discussion to consideration of the role of dignity in healthcare law; issues of consent, confidentiality, privacy, medical research, and resources; human enhancement and cloning technologies; reproductive choice and the unborn; the end of life; and the use and abuse of body parts. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Charles
Index
index present
LC call number
K3249
LC item number
.F67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Respect for persons
  • Dignity
  • Bioethics
Label
Human dignity in bioethics and law, Charles Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What do non-philosophers and non-lawyers mean by dignity?,
  • p. 68
  • Taking stock of the view from the academy and the ward,
  • p. 80
  • Dignity in the courtroom : general overview,
  • p. 85
  • Consent, confidentiality, privacy, medical research and resources,
  • p. 111
  • Human enhancement and cloning technologies,
  • p. 134
  • Beginnings,
  • Reproductive choide and the unborn,
  • p. 154 -- The
  • end of life,
  • p. 165 -- The
  • use and abuse of body parts,
  • p. 173
  • p. 1 -- A
  • short history of dignity,
  • p. 24
  • Defining and dissecting dignity,
  • p. 43
  • "Dignity is useless",
  • p. 58
Control code
751791733
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781849461771
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011293339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)751791733
Label
Human dignity in bioethics and law, Charles Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What do non-philosophers and non-lawyers mean by dignity?,
  • p. 68
  • Taking stock of the view from the academy and the ward,
  • p. 80
  • Dignity in the courtroom : general overview,
  • p. 85
  • Consent, confidentiality, privacy, medical research and resources,
  • p. 111
  • Human enhancement and cloning technologies,
  • p. 134
  • Beginnings,
  • Reproductive choide and the unborn,
  • p. 154 -- The
  • end of life,
  • p. 165 -- The
  • use and abuse of body parts,
  • p. 173
  • p. 1 -- A
  • short history of dignity,
  • p. 24
  • Defining and dissecting dignity,
  • p. 43
  • "Dignity is useless",
  • p. 58
Control code
751791733
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781849461771
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011293339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)751791733

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