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1. Origins and legacies

1. Origins and legacies  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0001
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‘Origins and legacies’ outlines the background of medical law. Until World War II the Hippocratic Oath had been the law regulating the medical profession for two and a half millennia. The ... More
9. Culture, consent, and community

9. Culture, consent, and community  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
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10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0009
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9780198815600
Cultural differences within and across societies can also challenge our assumptions and approaches to medical ethics and require us to reconsider our ethical obligations to individuals. ... More
8. How modern genetics is testing traditional confidentiality

8. How modern genetics is testing traditional confidentiality  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
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10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0008
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9780198815600
Medical ethics is under challenge from developments in medical science and technology, raising new ethical questions or old questions in new ways. The work of genetics clinics worldwide is ... More
Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.001.0001
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9780198815600
Medical ethics—from thorny moral questions such as euthanasia and the morality of killing to political questions such as the fair distribution of healthcare resources—is rarely out of ... More
10. A glance into the future

10. A glance into the future  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
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10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0010
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9780198815600
The future of medical ethics, the ways in which it will develop and change, will be largely determined by the nature of the new situations that arise. ‘A glance into the future’ suggests ... More
4. Confidentiality and privacy

4. Confidentiality and privacy  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0004
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9780199660445
Should doctors disclose any of their patients' confidences? When is disclosure justified? Is disclosure ever mandatory? Should there be an absolute rule of non- disclosure? If not, why not? ... More
3. A toolbox of reasoning

3. A toolbox of reasoning  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
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10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0003
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9780198815600
‘A toolbox of reasoning’ discusses a further four tools of ethical reasoning: distinguishing facts from values; reasoning from principles; thought experiments; and spotting and avoiding ... More
1. On why medical ethics is exciting

1. On why medical ethics is exciting  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
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10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0001
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9780198815600
‘On why medical ethics is exciting’ provides an introduction to medical ethics, which deals with some of the big moral questions: easing death and the morality of killing, for example. It ... More
7. Establishing fair procedure

7. Establishing fair procedure  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0007
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9780198815600
No healthcare system in the world has sufficient money to provide the best possible treatment for all patients in all situations. When is the extra benefit of a new, better, and expensive ... More
Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Charles Foster

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.001.0001
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9780199660445
Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. The core issues of medical law — organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment, ... More
7. Out of the ghetto, into the whirlwind

7. Out of the ghetto, into the whirlwind  

Norman Solomon

in Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780035
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0008
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What are the different ‘sects’ (or denominations as they prefer to be called) of Judaism? ‘Out of the ghetto, into the whirlwind’ asks why divisions exist and how they came about. It ... More

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