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Whats a good medical ethics book that premeds can comprehend?
 

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maybe you can search online and find some undergrad level medical ethics courses at different colleges and find out what book they are using. i know that my school, univ of southnern cali (USC), has one...religion 460.

ill see if i can help some more.
 

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also the show ER has a webpage with ethical situations from each episode. google for it. sorry, i lost the link somewhere along the interview path.
 
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For my Bioethics course we used "Intervention and Reflection: Basic Issues in Medical Ethics Ed. 7" by Ronald Munson. I thought it was easy to understand, gave lots of viewpoints, covered most of the issues.
 

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Originally posted by Pinkertinkle
Whats a good medical ethics book that premeds can comprehend?

Pinkertinkle, I would recommend "To Relieve the Human Condition" by Gerald McKenny, "Suffering Presence" by Stanley Hauerwas, and "The Body of Compassion" by Joel James Shuman.
 

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The most influential medical ethics text (other than the Roe decision) in the past thirty years is Beauchamp and Childress' Principles of Biomedical Ethics, currently in its fifth edition.

I personally have many issues with the book, but it is the most often quoted source in modern hospital ethics situations (autonomy-beneficence-nonmaleficence-justice, their four principles, are the dominant analytical categories for approaching cases). Singer is great for reading someone you have to hate, but this text is much better for the basic outline.
 
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