Medical Ethics

MollyMalone

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    I know you specified non-textbooks, but Pence's Classic Cases in Medical Ethics is very easy to read and an excellent primer in the field. For the serious scholar, it skims over some things, and I have heard that it occasionally misrepresents Jewish ethics (according to my professor), but it's a great place to start.

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    Also, bioethics.net is a nice internet resource.
     

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      thinmints said:
      Are there any good, easy-to-read/non-textbook medical ethics book out there?

      I'd like to read about some medical issues and what people's opinion of them are.
      Steinbock & Arras' Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine is fantastic. I find it to be easy to read, but I like pretty dry stuff.
       
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        the elements of moral philosophy by james rachels....it was "suggested reading" by my med ethics teacher so i didn't read all of it due to lack of time, but it reads very easily, i found what little i read to be very engaging, and he's always coming out with updated editions to keep in time with the changing demands of medical ethical issues...my impression of the book is that it's a classic with regards to medical ethical literature

        also, i had to read a great deal of Steinbock & Arras' Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine that drinklord suggested, but it definitely reads more like a textbook....i found some articles interesting but others absolutely terrible to read...but then that's what you get a lot of the time in philosophy....it seems like that's another good resource to have if you're really into this stuff, but i suggest the james rachels if you're looking for something easier and more enjoyable to read...plus, it isn't a textbook, or else it doesn't feel like one
         

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          drinklord said:
          Steinbock & Arras' Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine is fantastic. I find it to be easy to read, but I like pretty dry stuff.


          Thats my textbook for my medical ethics class...I hate that book though...its so dry and boring...I wish they would write a textbook that actually had some substance too it!! Maybe its the cases they chose, but I think they could have done a better job with it!!! Anyway thats just my two cents!
           
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