In this updated second edition, Debating Health Care Ethics explores contemporary moral challenges in health care, providing students with the essential tools to understand and critically evaluate the leading arguments in the field and to develop their own arguments on important moral problems in health care. Written in a clear and concise way, the textbook’s first three chapters explore the nature of arguments and ethical theories, while the remaining chapters introduce students to moral problems in health care through case studies and dramas that feature complex scenarios involving patients, family members, and health care providers. Each case study and drama is followed by a lively debate where the authors defend their unique approaches to the dilemma. This new edition now includes more gender inclusive dramas, an expanded discussion of feminist ethics, a case study on euthanasia that highlights changes to Canadian law, and an update on fetal consciousness that informs the debate on abortion. Emphasizing critical issues in health care from a Canadian perspective, this essential textbook will benefit students in philosophy, nursing, and health studies.
About the Authors:
Patrick Findler is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, who teaches ethics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of sport.
Warren Bourgeois is a Professor Emeritus from the Department of Philosophy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, who has also taught at the University of Salzburg, Austria; the University of California, San Diego; and the University of British Columbia