Medical Ethics

by CM Francis

This book Medical Ethics is written with the hope that the doctors in the country are enabled to solve issues in ethics in the medical and health care of the people with less tension and more understanding. All the chapters have been updated and expanded. An increasing awareness of the need for understanding the ethical issues encountered by the health professionals all over the world has brought the teaching/learning of medical and bio-ethics as an integral and essential part of medical education. The newer issues may be in diverse fields—advances in technology, genetics or diseases like AIDS. Reproductive technologies produce ethical issues of a magnitude not known earlier. There are ethical issues involved in the right to health, health policies and distributive justice in health care. Ethical issues have been raised by transplantation of organs, especially of kidney from live, unrelated donors, due to commercialisation of the process. In this book human genome, various issues in genetics will have to be addressed. These will include gene therapy for correction of genetic disorders. A related area which has been exercising the minds of those involved in ethics has been the prenatal diagnostic techniques. Concern is expressed on sex selection and selective abortion of female foetus. This book will be useful in the teaching/learning of medical ethics. This book will help the doctors and others to reflect on the ethical issues encountered by them in their daily practice and in special situations, enabling them to serve better their patients and the society.

[ Please select above dropdown to change Section ]

Chapters of the selected section will be displayed in the chapter section below.


Related Books

© 2019 Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.   |   All Rights Reserved