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AuthorVukadinovich, David M. author
TitleEthics and Law in Modern Medicine [electronic resource] : Hypothetical Case Studies / by David M. Vukadinovich, Susan L. Krinsky
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2001
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Descript IX, 257 p. online resource


Ethics and Law in Modern Medicine is a unique book that explores the field of medical ethics and health care decision-making through hypothetical case studies. The truly unique feature of this volume is that each chapter sets forth a hypothetical fact pattern which includes role assignments to encourage participants to actively take part in group discussions and debate the controversial and cutting-edge topics that are presented. Each chapter includes in-depth discussion questions which thoroughly explore issues raised by the hypothetical fact patterns, and suggested readings provide background for participants. Additionally, the volume contains excerpts from key statutes and case law which govern the decision-making process presented in each chapter. The volume covers a wide variety of issues including HIV, the health care rights of minors, consent and confidentiality, assisted reproductive technology, property rights in bodily organs, research ethics, religious freedom and the right to refuse care, rationing of scarce resources, surrogate decision-making, and several other traditional as well as unique ethical, legal, and social issues


1 Health Care Professionals and HIV: The Duty To Warn -- 2 Emergency Care and HIV: Treatment Policy and Practice -- 3 A Revolutionary Policy? Mandatory Disclosure of HIV Serostatus -- 4 Minors and Health Care: The Limits of Consent and Confidentiality -- 5 The Rights to Refuse and Demand Medical Treatment: The Bounds of Autonomy and Futility -- 6 Religious Freedom and the Right to Refuse Care: What Are The Limitsโ{128}{153}? -- 7 Assisted Reproductive Technology: The Business of Making Babies -- 8 Twins and Transplants: Choosing Who Lives -- 9 Free Abortion Services and Fetal Tissue Research: Freedom of Choice and Coercion -- 10 Property Rights, Body Parts, and Reproduction: Who Owns the Human Body? -- 11 Outbreak in America: The Policy of Public Verses Private Interests -- Appendix A Confidentiality of HIV Test Results: California Health and Safety Code Sections 120975 Through 121020 -- Appendix B Health Care Professionals and HIV: Texas Health and Safety Code Section 58.204 -- Appendix C Tarasoff v. the Regents of the University of California: Supreme Court of California -- Appendix D The Rights of Minors to Consent to Health Care: California Family Code Sections 6903 Through 6929 -- Appendix E Federal Drug and Alcohol Abuse Confidentiality Regulations: Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 2 -- Appendix F Child Abuse Reporting Laws: California Penal Code Sections 11164 Through 11166 -- Appendix G Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health: United States Supreme Court -- Appendix H Bouvia v. Superior Court: California Court of Appeals -- Appendix I Faith Healing Statutes: Ohio State Code Section 2151.03 -- Appendix J In Re Dubreuil: Supreme Court of Florida -- Appendix K Model Criminal Code: Defining Murder -- Appendix L In Re T.A.C.P.: Supreme Court of Florida -- Appendix M Strunk v. Strunk: Court of Appeals of Kentucky -- Appendix N Moore v. the regents of the University of California: Supreme Court of California, en banc -- Appendix O Quarantine Statutes: Wyoming and New Mexico State Codes -- Appendix P Vacco, et al. v. Quill, et al: United States Supreme Court -- Glossary the Principles of Bioethics Decision-Making: The Philosophical Foundation of Bioethics

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