The purpose of bioethics is to put forth ethically acceptable solutions to the problems posed by modern medicine. The actions of healthcare providers are governed by the four principles of bioethics: autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. The principles of bioethics are directly connected to legal mandates. This book is designed to be used to teach a 2 or 3 credit biomedical ethics and law course or seminar. The number of biomedical ethics issues are vast and beyond the scope of this book. In this book, there will be an examination of the most common duties and rights that arise from the healthcare provider-patient relationship.
In addition to cases, the book contains problems, notes, and questions. The cases are designed to give the student a clear understanding of the relevant law. The problems are included to permit the students the opportunity to apply the law. The notes and questions are provided so the students will think critically about the policies behind the law and the outcome of the cases.
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