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Bioethics in a liberal society : the political framework of bioethics decision making, Thomas May

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Bioethics in a liberal society : the political framework of bioethics decision making
Title
Bioethics in a liberal society
Title remainder
the political framework of bioethics decision making
Statement of responsibility
Thomas May
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Issues concerning patients' rights are at the center of bioethics, but the political basis for these rights has rarely been examined. In Bioethics in a Liberal Society: The Political Framework of Bioethics Decision Making, Thomas May offers a compelling analysis of how the political context of liberal constitutional democracy shapes the rights and obligations of both patients and health care professionals. May focuses on how a key feature of liberal society - namely, an individual's right to make independent decisions - has an impact on the most important relational facets of health care, such as patients' autonomy and professionals' rights of conscience." "Although a liberal political framework protects individual judgments, May asserts that this right is based on the assumption of an individual's competency to make sound decisions. May uses case studies to examine society's approach to medical decision making when, for reasons ranging from age to severe mental disorder, a person lacks sufficient competency to make independent and fully informed choices. To protect the autonomy of these vulnerable patients, May emphasizes the need for health care ethics committees and ethics consultants to help guide the decision-making process in clinical settings."--BOOK JACKET
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1964-
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May, Thomas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Medical ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Liberalism
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Bioethics in a liberal society : the political framework of bioethics decision making, Thomas May
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-131) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Patient autonomy -- Patient autonomy and informed consent -- Patient responsibility for decision making -- Advance directives: extending autonomy for patients -- Professional rights of conscience -- Beneficence, abandonment, and the duty to treat -- Rights of conscience in the physician-patient relationship -- Conclusion: health care ethics committees and consultants in a liberal framework
Control code
ocm51504495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 135 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801876486
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51504495
Label
Bioethics in a liberal society : the political framework of bioethics decision making, Thomas May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-131) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Patient autonomy -- Patient autonomy and informed consent -- Patient responsibility for decision making -- Advance directives: extending autonomy for patients -- Professional rights of conscience -- Beneficence, abandonment, and the duty to treat -- Rights of conscience in the physician-patient relationship -- Conclusion: health care ethics committees and consultants in a liberal framework
Control code
ocm51504495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 135 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801876486
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51504495

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