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Veatch, Robert M.

Works: 125 works in 566 publications in 5 languages and 29,062 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Sources  Cross-cultural studies  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: R724, 174.2
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Most widely held works by Robert M Veatch
Medical ethics( )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen leading authorities in their respective fields provide the most comprehensive and current survey of issues in medical ethics ever w written. Each author is given the opportunity to write a chapter surveying a critical issue in one of the major subject areas in medical ethics. Within each chapter, the author develops a discussion of the critical concepts, arguments and positions in a particular facet of medical ethics, without arguing for one position or another. Since the first edition of Medical Ethics in 1989, important changes have occurred that affect every chapter in this book. To address these changes, Robert Veatch has asked the original contributors to address the developments of the past six years. Additionally, Ronald Bayer has contributed a new chapter on AIDS and ethics. Norman Daniels, former member of the ethics advisory group for President Clinton’s Health Care Task Force, provides a framework for understanding the ethical dimension of the health care policy debate
Death, dying, and the biological revolution : our last quest for responsibility by Robert M Veatch( Book )

39 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patient, heal thyself : how the new medicine puts the patient in charge by Robert M Veatch( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Veatch, one of the founding fathers of contemporary bioethics, sheds light on a fundamental change sweeping through the American health care system, a change that puts the patient in charge of treatment to an unprecedented extent. The change is in how we think about medical decision-making. Whereas medicine's core idea was that medical decisions should be based on the hard facts of science--the province of the doctor--the "new medicine" contends that medical decisions impose value judgments. Since physicians are not trained to make value judgments, the pendulum has swung greatly toward the patient in making decisions about their treatment. Veatch shows how this has been true only for value-loaded interventions (abortion, euthanasia, genetics) but is coming to be true for almost every routine procedure in medicine, and uses a range of examples to argue that this change is inevitable and a positive trend for patients.--From publisher description
Case studies in nursing ethics by Sara T Fry( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the healthcare professional in closest contact with both the patient and the physician, nurses face biomedical ethical problems in unique ways. Accordingly, Case Studies in Nursing Ethics presents basic ethical principles and specific guidance for applying these principles in nursing practice through analysis of over 150 actual case study conflicts that have occurred in nursing practice. Each case study allows readers to develop their own approaches to the resolution of ethical conflict and to reflect on how the traditions of ethical thought and professional guidelines apply to the situation." "In the updated Third Edition, all case studies and commentaries were changed to reflect current nursing practice. Likewise, the 2001 ANA Code of Nursing Ethics and federal regulations influencing healthcare delivery and the conduct of research were also revised and updated. In addition, research briefs and summaries were added to demonstrate the types of ethics-related research done by nurses and other healthcare workers."--Jacket
Disrupted dialogue : medical ethics and the collapse of physician-humanist communication (1770-1980) by Robert M Veatch( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume begins with the eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment when physicians such as John Gregory, Thomas Percival, and the American, Benjamin Rush, were close friends of philosophers like David Hume, Adam Smith, and Thomas Reid. They continually exchanged views on matters of ethics with each other in print, at meetings of elite intellectual groups, and at the dinner table. Then something happened: physicians and humanists stopped talking with each other. In searching for the causes of the collapse, this book identifies shifts in the social class of physicians, developments in medical science, and changes in the patterns of medical education."--Jacket
The patient-physician relation : the patient as partner, part 2 by Robert M Veatch( )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to the author's earlier book : The patient as partner
Case studies in pharmacy ethics by Robert M Veatch( )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a wide-ranging collection of case studies with introductions and commentaries that can be used as the main text for courses on pharmacy ethics or as a supplement to courses on pharmacy practice
Hippocratic, religious, and secular medical ethics : the points of conflict by Robert M Veatch( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where should physicians get their ethics? Professional codes such as the Hippocratic Oath claim moral authority for those in a particular field, yet according to medical ethicist Robert Veatch, these codes have little or nothing to do with how members of a guild should understand morality or make ethical decisions. While the Hippocratic Oath continues to be cited by a wide array of professional associations, scholars, and medical students, Veatch contends that the pledge is such an offensive code of ethics that it should be summarily excised from the profession. What, then, should serve as a basis for medical morality? Building on his recent contribution to the prestigious Gifford Lectures, Veatch challenges the presumption that professional groups have the authority to declare codes of ethics for their members. To the contrary, he contends that role-specific duties must be derived from ethical norms having their foundations outside the profession, in religious and secular convictions. Further, these ethical norms must be comprehensible to lay people and patients. Veatch argues that there are some moral norms shared by most human beings that reflect a common morality, and ultimately it is these generally agreed-upon religious and secular ways of knowing -- thus far best exemplified by the 2005 Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights -- that should underpin the morality of all patient-professional relations in the field of medicine."--Publisher's description
Transplantation ethics by Robert M Veatch( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A medical ethicist who has been involved in the organ transplant debate for many years, Robert M. Veatch explores a variety of questions that continue to vex the transplantation community, offering his own solutions in many cases. Ranging from the most fundamental questions to recently emerging issues, Transplantation Ethics is the first complete and systematic account of the ethical and policy controversies surrounding organ transplants."--Jacket
Cross-cultural perspectives in medical ethics( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross- Cultural Perspectives in Medical Ethics, Second Edition, is an anthology of the latest and best readings on the medical ethics of as many of the major religious, philosophical, and medical traditions that are available today
Case studies in medical ethics by Robert M Veatch( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of medical ethics by Robert M Veatch( Book )

14 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Source book in bioethics by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Government agencies and commissions, courts, and legislatures have during the past several decades produced reports, rendered decisions, and passed laws that have both defined the fundamental issues in the field of bioethics and established ways of managing them in our society. Providing a history of these key bioethical decisions, this is the first and only comprehensive collection of the critical public documents in biomedical ethics, including many hard-to-find or out-of-print materials."--BOOK JACKET. "This historical volume will be a standard text for courses in bioethics, health policy, and death and dying; and a primary reference for anyone interested in this increasingly relevant field."--BOOK JACKET
Death inside out : the Hastings Center report by Peter Steinfels( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining death : the case for choice by Robert M Veatch( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of human history there was little question about whether someone was dead or alive--a heartbeat or a pulse, or a foggy mirror under the nostrils, provided sufficient evidence. But in the mid-20th century, with new technologies and medical interventions that prolonged the dying process, the questions around the precise moment of death became much more complicated. Today the global medical community recognizes three general definitions of death: whole-brain, circulatory or somatic, and higher-brain. But even in the United States alone no single concept of death has the support of the majority of its citizens. Despite attempts to create and establish a uniform definition of death, physicians and policymakers continue to disagree on criteria and standards--resulting in confusion and acrimony in medicine, law, and insurance, not to mention families gathered around the bedside of a dying loved one. In this brief introduction Veatch and Ross lay out the history of this contentious issue and describe the three major definitions of death in detail. They contend that choosing a particular definition of death reflects an individual's basic religious and philosophical beliefs about what is essential to human existence. So while they propose higher-brain death as a default policy, they argue for some degree of personal choice
The patient as partner : a theory of human-experimentation ethics by Robert M Veatch( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the essays included are edited and revised versions of essays originally written from 1971-1983
The foundations of justice : why the retarded and the rest of us have claims to equality by Robert M Veatch( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As medical and social services become increasingly expensive, the demands of those with severe and uncorrectable handicaps pose an urgent social problem. The immediate question--how finite resources should be allocated, particularly to people with inexhaustible needs and meager capacities for improvement--can only be answered by thoroughly examining current concepts of justice, equality, and social responsibility. Drawing on sociology, philosophy, religion and policy analysis, and supplementing the discussion with actual case studies, Veatch traces the historical origins of our commitment to the disadvantaged, examines how fundamental premises underlying this commitment have been secularized, and explores the limits of rational arguments against those who fail to acknowledge any social obligation. Creating an approach acceptable to both the secular and religious points of view, the author concludes with a cogent argument for prioritizing a commitment to the disadvantaged while recognizing realistic limits to their claims. The Foundations of Justice will interest the medical ethics community and professionals in philosophy, religious studies, medicine and health policy."--Publisher description (LoC)
Population policy and ethics : the American experience : a project of the Research Group on Ethics and Population of the Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basics of bioethics by Robert M Veatch( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Higher-Brain Definition of Death -- Definitions and Moral Standing -- Abortion -- Symmetry between Definition of Death and Abortion -- Possible Basis for a Breakdown in the Symmetry -- Human Stem Cells -- Stem Cells and Moral Standing -- Stem Cells and Cooperation with Evil -- The Moral Status of Non-Human Animals -- Key Concepts -- Bibliography -- The Definition of Death -- Abortion -- Stem Cells -- Moral Standing of Non-human Animals -- Notes -- Chapter 4 Problems in Benefiting and Avoiding Harm to the Patient -- Complications in Determining What Benefits Patients
Cases in bioethics : from the Hastings Center report by Carol Levine( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies of ethical issues based on real events are followed by comments illustrating how people from various ethical traditions and frameworks and from different academic and professional disciplines analyze the issues and work toward a resolution of the conflict posed. The cases are intended to help the public and professional persons pursue reflective, well-thought-out solutions to real human moral dilemmas, using a systematic ethical analysis. There are seven chapters. The case studies in chapter 1, on issues in reproduction, treat abortion, population programs, risk taking and birth defects, sterilization, and rape. Chapter 2, on patient-physician relationships, examines homosexuality, choosing a therapy when doctors disagree, and faith healing for childhood leukemia. Mental health and medical interventions are the topics of the third chapter. Euthanasia, nurturing a defective newborn, organ donation, and family wishes and patient autonomy are examples of topics treated in chapter 4 on death and dying. Chapters 5 and 6 examine human subjects research and the allocation of scarce (health) resources. The concluding chapter deals with public policy and includes cases on laetrile, baby making, anti-aging drugs, drinking on the job, and state legislation regarding child passenger protection. (Rm)
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Case studies in medical ethics
Death, dying, and the biological revolution : our last quest for responsibilityPatient, heal thyself : how the new medicine puts the patient in chargeCase studies in nursing ethicsDisrupted dialogue : medical ethics and the collapse of physician-humanist communication (1770-1980)The patient-physician relation : the patient as partner, part 2Case studies in pharmacy ethicsTransplantation ethicsCross-cultural perspectives in medical ethics
Alternative Names
Veatch, R.

Veatch, Robert

Veatch, Robert Marlin 1939-

비치, 로버트 M

ヴィーチ, ロバート・M