Best Albert R. Jonsen books

Bioethics Beyond the Headlines: Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides?

Albert R. Jonsen

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Bioethics asks fundamental questions. "Who lives? Who dies? Who decides?" These questions are relevant to us all. Too often, the general public's sole encounter with these weighty questions is through sound bites fed to us by the media―where complex, difficult matters are typically presented in superficial and inaccurate terms. Here, renowned bioethicist Albert R. Jonsen equips readers with the tools and background to navigate the fascinating and complex landscape of bioethics.

Bioethics Beyond the Headlines is a primer. You will not find convoluted philosophical arguments in this volume. Rather, you will find an engaging sampling of the key questions in bioethics, including euthanasia, assisted reproduction, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, access to healthcare, and even research on animals and questions of environmental ethics―areas typically overlooked in general introductions to bioethics. But a "primer" is not merely a first book―it should also "prime" the interest of the reader, to prepare the mind for a more expansive venture into these issues. Bioethics Beyond the Headlines intends to do just that.

Clinical Ethics, 8th Edition: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 8E

Albert R. Jonsen

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Trust the proven “Four Box” method to formulate ethically appropriate recommendations for patient care

A Doody's Core Title for 2017!

Clinical Ethics teaches healthcare providers how to effectively identify, evaluate, and resolve ethical issues in clinical medicine. Using the author acclaimed “Four Box Method” and numerous illustrative case examples, this book enables practitioners to gain a better understanding of the complexities involved in ethical cases and demonstrates how to reach resolution to ethical problems.

Clinical Ethics goes beyond theory to offer a decision-making strategy applicable to real-world practice. Readers will learn an easy-to-apply system based on simple questions about medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features that clearly explain clinical ethics and help them formulate a sound diagnosis and treatment strategy. The case examples have been selected to demonstrate how principles apply to real-world everyday practice.

The co-authors, a bioethicist, a physician and a lawyer/ psychoanalyst /philosopher, draw on more than forty years respectively of clinical experience to select exemplary cases of ethical problems and to reflect on how moral principles and concepts can guide clinicians in formulating ethically appropriate recommendations for patient care.

A unique chapter organization:
Each chapter of the book begins with some general considerations about the topic, and the ethical principle relevant to that topic. The clinical situations that generate ethical problems are then described and illustrated by clinically realistic medical cases. A short distillation of current opinion from the bioethical literature is provided, followed by an analysis of the cases.. The authors conclude with recommendations that the three authors have formulated from their extensive experience as bioethics consultants.


 

The Birth of Bioethics

Albert R. Jonsen

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This book is the first broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies. It assesses the contributions of philosophy, theology, law and the social sciences to the expanding discourse of bioethics. Written by one of the field's founders, The Birth of Bioethics is based on extensive archival research into sources that are difficult to obtain and on interviews with many of the leading figures in the moral debates in medicine. It will serve the information needs of philosophers, ethicists, social historians and everyone interested in the origins of some of today's most hotly debated issues.

The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning

Albert R. Jonsen

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In this engaging study, the authors put casuistry into its historical context, tracing the origin of moral reasoning in antiquity, its peak during the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, and its subsequent fall into disrepute from the mid-seventeenth century.

CLINICAL ETHICS: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine

Albert R. Jonsen

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Shows health care professionals how to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical issues in clinical medicine, using the Four-Box Method ( medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features). The Fifth Edition emphasizes evidence-based medicine, and explores new issues in treatment and research.

Bioethics 3e: Intro History Method & Pract

Jecker

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The second edition of Bioethics: Introduction to History, Methods, and Practice provides readers with a sophisticated introduction to bioethics. It is well suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue careers in ethics and healthcare. It is also a useful resource and a comprehensive reference for professionals.

Although the second edition of Bioethics retains the unique three-pronged approach used in the first edition, covering the history, the moethods, and the practice of bioethics, it differences in key aspects.

Part I: Now emphasizes the early writing of bioethics

Part II: now focuses more sharply on case-based ethical reasoning

Part III: Now presents solely, clinical ethics.

Several new articles delve into cultural issues, feminist perspectives, global health issues, and other recent empirical contributions to bioethics. Discussions of contemporary ethical debates are also examined, including a comparison of the 2005 case of Terri Schiavo to the first right-to-die case of Karen Ann Quinlan in 1975.

A Short History of Medical Ethics

Albert R Jonsen

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A physician says, "I have an ethical obligation never to cause the death of a patient," another responds, "My ethical obligation is to relieve pain even if the patient dies." The current argument over the role of physicians in assisting patients to die constantly refers to the ethical duties of the profession. References to the Hippocratic Oath are often heard. Many modern problems, from assisted suicide to accessible health care, raise questions about the traditional ethics of medicine and the medical profession. However, few know what the traditional ethics are and how they came into being. This book provides a brief tour of the complex story of medical ethics evolved over centuries in both Western and Eastern cultures. It sets this story in the social and cultural contexts in which the work of healing was practiced and suggests that, behind the many different perceptions about the ethical duties of physicians, certain themes appear constantly, and may be relevant to modern debates. The book begins with the Hippocratic Medicine of ancient Greece, moves throught the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Enlightenment in Europe, and the long history of Indian and Chinese medicine, ending as the problems raised modern medical science and technology challenge the settled ethics of the long tradition.

The Patient as Person, Second edition: Exploration in Medical Ethics

Paul Ramsey

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As physicians are faced with new and wonderful options for saving lives, transplanting organs, and furthering research, they also must wrestle with new and troubling choices―who should receive scarce and vital treatment, how we determine when life ends, what limits should be placed on care for the dying, and more. This book by renowned theologian Paul Ramsey, first published thirty years ago, anticipated these moral and ethical issues and addressed them with cogency and power, providing the intellectual foundations for the field of bioethics. This second edition of Ramsey’s classic work includes a new foreword by Margaret Farley and essays by Albert R. Jonsen and William F. May that help to locate and interpret Ramsey historically and intellectually.
Praise for the earlier edition:
“For its strong, well-argued positions, its documentation and references, and its assistance in bringing confused strands of thought into focus, The Patient as Person will be used for many years.”―Michael Novak, New York Times
“Amid the plethora of books on medical ethics that merely skim the surface, this one solidly examines most aspects of the question––from the definition of death to organ transplantation.”―Christianity Today
“Notable for its clear moral reasoning and its thorough examination of all morally relevant issues.”―Journal of Religion
“[Ramsey’s] study is a masterpiece of thoroughness in evaluating conflicting moral claims which become explicit in crucial medical situations.”―Dolores Dooley-Clarke, Philosophical Studies

The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning by Albert R Jonsen (1-Jul-1992) Paperback

Albert R., Toulmin, Stephen Jonsen

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Source Book in Bioethics: A Documentary History

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Government agencies and commissions, courts, and legislatures have during the past several decades produced reports, rendered decisions, and passed laws that have both defined the fundamental issues in the field of bioethics and established ways of managing them in our society. Providing a history of these key bioethical decisions, this Source Book in Bioethics is the first and only comprehensive collection of the critical public documents in biomedical ethics, including many hard-to-find or out-of-print materials.

Covering the period from 1947 to 1995, this volume brings together core legislative documents, court briefs, and reports by professional organizations, public bodies, and governments around the world. Sections on human experimentation, care of the terminally ill, genetics, human reproduction, and emerging areas in bioethics include such pivotal works as "The Nuremberg Code," "The Tuskegee Report," and "In the Matter of Baby M," as well less readily available documents as "The Declaration of Inuyama," the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences statement on genetic engineering, and "The Warnock Committee Report" on reproductive technologies from the United Kingdom. Three eminent scholars in the field provide brief introductions to each document explaining the significance of these classic sources.

This historical volume will be a standard text for courses in bioethics, health policy, and death and dying, and a primary reference for anyone interested in this increasingly relevant field.