Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Tony Hope / Jan 27, 2020
Medical Ethics A Very Short Introduction Medical ethics is an area that has particular interest for the general public as well as for the medical practitioner and issues concerning medical ethics seem to be constantly in the headlines This
  • Title: Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Tony Hope
  • ISBN: 9780192802828
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Medical ethics is an area that has particular interest for the general public as well as for the medical practitioner, and issues concerning medical ethics seem to be constantly in the headlines This short and accessible introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine.Tony Hope deals with thorny moralMedical ethics is an area that has particular interest for the general public as well as for the medical practitioner, and issues concerning medical ethics seem to be constantly in the headlines This short and accessible introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine.Tony Hope deals with thorny moral issues, including euthanasia and the morality of killing He also explores political questions, such as how we can make sure health care resources are distributed fairly Each chapter in the book considers a different issue, for example, genetics, modern reproductive technologies, resource allocation, mental health, and medical research Each section also discusses controversial questions such as Who should have access to reproductive technology Is it right to fund expensive drug treatment for individuals Should treatment for mental illness be imposed on patients without their consent Considering a wide range of questions of medical ethics, this Very Short Introduction will help to explain some of the confusing issues facing the field of medicine today.About the Series Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life s most interesting topics Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
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    1. From an existential point of view, everyone should read this short book We will all face quite a few of these situations in our lives or those of our friends or family Before making the decisions that the doctors will inevitably ask us to make, although they are the ones with all the knowledge and we are the ones likely caught up in a turmoil of emotion, we should know all the factors involved Or at least all the questions we should be considering answering before we make decisions whether they [...]


    2. Only for medical Students , doctors or researchers This book debates dilemmas of modern medical world, like euthanasia, IVF, Medical research in devolving countries , homosexuality , hermaphrodites and genetics writer has not presented the case of getting maximum funds like military complexes Its strange how much money is fulled in wars, how system keep people hand to mouth for health Beside this issue, it is well researched book for a particular socio cultural background.


    3. Medical Ethics A Very Short Introduction by Tony Hope is an impressive book Despite fitting into my coat pocket and having only 128 pages, Medical Ethics discusses and covers a huge range of medical topics both moral and political.Medical ethics is a subject that is interesting but decent resources for people like me who want to do Medicine at university are scarce What I love most about medical ethics is that there is hardly ever a clear cut answer and it is a constantly developing field Many p [...]


    4. Medical Ethics A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions 114 , Tony HopeMedical ethics is an area that has particular interest for the general public as well as for the medical practitioner, and issues concerning medical ethics seem to be constantly in the headlines This short and accessible introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine Tony Hope deals with thorny moral issues, including euthanasia and the moralit [...]


    5. It is a must read for everyone.rarely I have come across a book with 120 pages packed with this much crucial information


    6. It is what the title says it is, a very short introduction to medical ethics It s short, indeed, but it s not an easy read to those whose mother tongue is not English like me, at least It won t introduce the whole system of medical ethics structurally or any theories related to it in details, but rather pose interesting cases in which medical ethics is challenged and questions are raised, like the case of voluntary euthenasia, is it just for a physician to help a patient die as the patient wishe [...]


    7. I thought this was awesome It is definitely a very short introduction as the title says What i like most about it is the fact that the author poses firm arguments each time about every situation He also argues on both sides and gives his personal opinion sometimes You can never know what to expect or what the conclusion is except at the end It is very fascinating and gives you a very solid understanding of medical ethics.


    8. It was very accesible for an introduction and I liked that the author was very clear on what his opinions were and why they differed from the norm when this was the case The methods aren t overly complicated and the overview to multiple topics within medical ethics was enjoyable and very well written.


    9. I initially picked up this book for a translation project I had to do in university This book points out several medical ethics that are occurring in the West and maybe in other parts of the world too , such as euthanasia, child bearing according to selected gene history, human cloning, mental illness etc It s useful for those in the medical field, and as additional knowledge for those who like to read medical stuff.


    10. En fin liten introduksjon til medisinsk etikk Forfatteren tar opp eksempler som eutanasi, abort, mentale sykdommer det heter vel ikke det p norsk som fetisjisme og homofili, medisinsk forskning, og litt til I hvert tilfelle veier han argumenter for mot to posisjoner, og forklarer hvordan medisinske etikere argumenterer i hvert tilfelle.Ikke alt var nytt for meg her, s tidvis litt kjedelig, men praktisk etikk er morsomt.


    11. This book reads like a philosophy book discussing methods of analysis with only a few, brief hypothetical clinical cases I don t recommend this for a clinician at all Pence s Medical Ethics is much, much better.


    12. Mediocre writing, sub par reasoning, uneven application of ostensible principles.Useful only in showing the moral and philosophical poverty of utilitarianism.


    13. Overly pretentious akin to intellectual masturbation The man is likely an atheist, and has no real moral footing.


    14. A decent starting place to get the lay of the land for the field, but with some annoying errors In the chapter concerning tools of thought, the author misuses jargon from formal logic and commits several basic logical fallacies Normally a small number of these wouldn t bother me, but in this case, it happens in the very chapter that is supposed to introduce the reader to a new level of precision and accuracy in reasoning For instance he calls arguments false when he means to say that they are in [...]


    15. Medical Ethics A Very Short IntroductionI decided to read this book and delve into the controversial world of medical ethics, as I believe it is something that must be discussed explicitly within society as there is no doubt in how it affects us all The title of this book held to be true, it was indeed a very short introduction to medical ethics and covers a wide range of topics from euthanasia to IVF disputes Something that I really valued in this book was the use of real cases to explore how t [...]


    16. I read this book on and off over several months to inform me about medical ethics throughout my application to medical school I found it very useful and provided me with some great case studies to get me thinking but to also use as talking points It was broken down into easy to understand points and language Useful to anyone who has an interest in medicine as ethics comes into practice every single day Sometimes I did find the explanations a bit lengthy, but this is only due to the massively com [...]


    17. 3.5 StarsA very interesting and enlightening read It definitely makes me think about certain things in medical ethics in different ways now To begin with I found some of the content a little difficult to follow, especially the chapter on logic and arguments, but most of it was readily accessible It doesn t touch upon particular theories, but I liked that I didn t want to get bogged down with theory, and I was instead interested in thinking about the questions raised and different viewpoints for [...]


    18. While I am all for inquiry regarding the ethical components of anything related to healing and health I was slightly dissatisfied with this VSI Although I found the topics selected appropriate, the author s conclusions and treatments of them are not as final as she he presented them Several of the analogies or extensions suggested for the author s conclusions and premises did not satisfy all, or even most, of the possible ways for tackling the topics discussed With the short nature of this work [...]


    19. Deciding how many stars to give this book was difficult If you want entertainment in reading this is not your book it was very dry However if you want a book that can stimulate conversation I might have given it 4 stars This is a lecture and would be good if you are in a debate class needing ammunition preparation for your next spar Everything from death with dignity, euthanasia, assisted suicides these are all differentHIPPA concerns, to whom should we give aid for fertility and who not This bo [...]


    20. An interesting, and indeed, thought provoking look into the murky world of Medical Ethics The majority of the book is excellent and Tony Hope is not afraid to bring his own opinions along for the ride However, the final chapter, concerning family medicine, lazily relies on massive quotes from a House of Lords judgement and offers little analysis of what any of the judges actually said This section sadly undermines the entire volume and reads as if Hope simply ran out of steam.



    21. It was not what I hoped for It should have been a general introduction or a history of the title in question, not selecting some ethical dilemmas and arguing for or against it I give Hope the credit for teasing me to dive into it as this is an important aspect and we should orient ourselves from now.


    22. Of the half dozen VSI books I ve read or am reading this is by far the most intriguing and provocative I ve been reading this through with my daugher to help her prepare for her application to study medicine and for that is has been a very useful starting point.


    23. This book defiantly helped me understand about medical ethics and made me think differently about ethics It was very interesting and kept my on my toes through out a very great short read and introduction.


    24. I ve read better introductions to medical ethics but there are some very helpful chapters in there Very well written and the author knows his stuff Perhaps it could have been better titled though as Utilitarian Medical Ethics A Very Short Introduction.


    25. Excellent short intro to topic as they usually are What I found especially helpful is the author not only poses a question, but also goes on to offer his own opinion in the matter, backed up with a firm argument.Very useful for those with an interest in ethics in general.



    26. As you would expect from a philosophy book, this raises questions than it answers My brain hurt by the time I reached the end luckily it was a short book.


    27. The first book I ever read on a topic I am sure to only grow in familiarity with It was especially instrumental in shaping my thinking on disability and in vitro fertilization.


    28. Refreshing, considering the types of books I have been reading It is rather detailed and sufficiently good for such a short intro.


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