Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Donald Evans
    Pages 1-9
  3. Alan Hawley
    Pages 10-17
  4. Richard Bentall
    Pages 18-36
  5. Michael Saunders
    Pages 37-45
  6. Eve Macgregor
    Pages 46-55
  7. Naomi Gilchrist
    Pages 56-67
  8. Sylvia Parker
    Pages 68-74
  9. David Moore
    Pages 75-84
  10. Denise Skiffington
    Pages 85-97
  11. Paul Goulden
    Pages 98-106
  12. Peter Beck
    Pages 107-115
  13. Patrick Nash
    Pages 116-127
  14. Richard Bentall
    Pages 128-147
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 148-152

About this book


This first volume in the Professional Studies in Health Care Ethics series presents essays on a number of areas of current debate in medicine. Some tackle general questions of the nature of moral action and decision-making in health-care practice, others tackle specific conceptual issues which have considerable bearing on the question of what ought or ought not to be done. The essayists are all health-care professionals with a keen interest in ethical issues, and are writing for other health-care professionals, as well as philosophers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • DonaldĀ Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Philosophy and Health CareUniversity College SwanseaUK

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