This best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in schools on medicine and nursing, the collection covers provocative topics such as conflicts of interest in medicine, advance directives, physician-assisted suicide, and the rationing of health care. The effective pedagogical features include chapter introductions, argument sketches, explanations of medical terms, headnotes, and annotated bibliographies.
About the Author:
Thomas A. Mappes holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Dayton and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University. He is Professor of Philosophy at Frostburg State University where he has taught since 1973. He is the coeditor (with Jane S. Zembaty) of "Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy" (McGraw-Hill, 7/e, 2007), and coeditor (with David DeGrazia) of "Biomedical Ethics" (McGraw-Hill, 6/e, 2006. His published works appears in journals such as American Philosophical Quarterly and Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. Jame S. Zembaty is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Dayton and David DeGrazia is Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University.