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Readings in Health Care Ethics - Second Edition

edited by Elisabeth (Boetzkes) Gedge & Wilfrid J. Waluchow

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ethics & moral philosophy, ethics
list price: $74.50
category: Philosophy
published: 2012
publisher: Broadview Press

Readings in Health Care Ethics provides a wide-ranging selection of important and engaging contributions to the field of health care ethics. The second edition adds a chapter on health care in Canada, and the introduction has been expanded to include discussion of a new direction in feminist naturalized ethics. The book presupposes no prior knowledge, only an interest in the bioethical issues that are shaping our world.


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Contributor notes

Elisabeth (Boetzkes) Gedge is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University.

Wilfrid J. Waluchow is Professor and Senator William McMaster Chair in Constitutional Studies in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University, and Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Editorial Review

“This updated text provides just the right balance of foundational readings in health care ethics and contemporary articles that address new problems in the field. Gedge and Waluchow provide an excellent introductory chapter to the text, offering students some solid theoretical tools to address ethical issues in health care. This text is sure to become essential reading, especially for Canadian students who are being introduced to the field of health care ethics.” — Jennifer Parks, Loyola University Chicago

“Both in their choice of topics and in their choice of readings, Professors Gedge and Waluchow have shown great sensitivity to the diversity and complexity of issues in health care. Particularly useful is their inclusion of some very important Supreme Court of Canada rulings: reflection on the role of such rulings is essential to understanding the social realities of decision making in health contexts. Noteworthy also are their intelligently nuanced comments on what philosophical ethics and philosophy more generally can contribute to our understanding of the issues addressed. I will definitely be using this collection the next time I teach bioethics.” — John Baker, University of Calgary

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