This volume offers a theoretical and practical overview of the ethics of pediatric medicine. It serves as a fundamental handbook and resource for pediatricians, nurses, residents in training, graduate students, and practitioners of ethics and healthcare policy. Written by a team of leading experts, Pediatric Bioethics addresses those difficult ethical questions concerning the clinical and academic practice of pediatrics, including an approach to recognizing boundaries when confronted with issues such as end of life care, life-sustaining treatment, extreme prematurity, pharmacotherapy, and research. Thorny topics such as what constitutes best interests, personhood, or distributive justice and public health concerns such as immunization and newborn genetic screening are also addressed.
Part I. The Foundation: Theory and Principles: 1. Virtues and goals in pediatrics G. Kevin Donovan and Edmund D. Pellegrino; 2. Contributions of ethical theory to pediatric ethics: parents as co-fiduciaries of pediatrics patients Laurence B. McCullough; 3. Using the best interests standards in treatment decisions for young children Loretta M. Kopelman; 4. Moral and legal status of children and parents Sadath A. Sayeed; 5. The ethics of pediatric research Jonathan D. Moreno and Alexandra Kravitt; 6. Truth telling in pediatrics: what they don't know might hurt them Christine Harrison; 7. Pediatric ethics committees Mark R. Mercurio; Part II. Genetics and the Newborn: 8. Newborn screening Lainie Friedman Ross; 9. Presymptomatic genetic testing in children Kimberly A. Quaid; 10. Extreme prematurity: truth and justice Geoffrey Miller; 11. Disorders of sex development Alice D. Dreger and David Sandberg; Part III. Therapies: 12. Rationality, personhood, and Peter Singer on the fate of severely impaired infants Eva Feder Kittay; 13. The ethics of controlling reproduction in a population with mental disabilities Paul A. Lombardo; 14. Pediatric innovative surgery Angelique M. Reitsma; 15. Conjoined twins Alice D. Dreger and Geoffrey Miller; 16. Ethics and immunization Joel E. Frader and Erin Flanagan-Klygis; 17. Psychotropic drug use in children: the case of stimulants Ilina Singh; Part IV. End of Life: 18. Brain death, minimal consciousness, and vegetative states in children Geoffrey Miller and Stephen Ashwal; 19. The foregoing of life sustaining treatment for children Sadath A. Sayeed and Geoffrey Miller.
A theoretical and practical overview of the ethics of pediatric medicine. It serves as a fundamental handbook and resource for pediatricians, nurses, residents in training, graduate students, and practitioners of ethics and healthcare policy. Pediatric Bioethics addresses those difficult ethical questions concerning the clinical and academic practice of pediatrics.
Dimensioni: 228 x 23 x 152 mm
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Pagine Arabe: 304