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Jonsen, Albert R.

Works: 72 works in 351 publications in 5 languages and 14,105 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: R724, 174.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Albert R Jonsen
Clinical ethics : a practical approach to ethical decisions in clinical medicine by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

97 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the ethical issues that clinicians encounter in caring for patients. In order to practice excellent clinical care, clinicians and those studying to become clinicians must understand ethical issues such as informed consent, truth telling, confidentiality, privacy, the distinction between research and clinical care, and end-of-life care. Our audience also includes families and other persons close to patients, who may participate in decisions about their care"--Provided by publisher
A short history of medical ethics by Albert R Jonsen( )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a brief tour of the complex story of how medical ethics evolved over centuries in both Western and Eastern culture. It sets this story in the social and cultural contexts in which the work of healing was practiced and suggests that, behind the many different perceptions about the ethical duties of physicians, certain themes appear constantly, and may be relevant to modern debates."--Jacket
The birth of bioethics by Albert R Jonsen( )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies. It assesses the contributions of philosophy, theology, law and the social sciences to the expanding discourse of bioethics. Written by one of the field's founders, The Birth of Bioethics is based on extensive archival research into sources that are difficult to obtain and on interviews with many of the leading figures in the moral debates in medicine. It will serve the information needs of philosophers, ethicists, social historians and everyone interested in the origins of some of today's most hotly debated issues."--Jacket
Bioethics beyond the headlines : who lives? who dies? who decides? by Albert R Jonsen( )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bioethics beyond the Headlines is a down-to-earth primer. You will not find convoluted philosophical arguments in this volume. Rather, you will find a sampling of the key concepts and debates in bioethics, including euthanasia, assisted reproduction, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, access to healthcare, and even research on animals and questions of environmental ethics - areas typically overlooked in general introductions to bioethics."--
Bioethics : an introduction to the history, methods, and practice by Nancy Ann Silbergeld Jecker( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combined introduction to the historical development of bioethics, its methods of ethical analysis, and the application of these methods in health care settings
Source book in bioethics by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 848 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
The abuse of casuistry : a history of moral reasoning by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this engaging study, the authors put casuistry into its historical context, tracing the origin of moral reasoning in antiquity, its peak during the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, and its subsequent fall into disrepute from the mid-seventeenth century
The new medicine and the old ethics by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsibility in modern religious ethics by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intending death : the ethics of assisted suicide and euthanasia by Tom L Beauchamp( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume on euthanasia and assisted suicide brings together previously unpublished works that were developed before and after a three-day conference sponsored by selected faculty from the Kennedy institute of Ethics at Georgetown University and the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University. The essays explore philosophical, clinical, political, legal, and economic perspectives on intentionally causing death by either an active or passive means.--From publisher description
Ethics of newborn intensive care by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics consultation in health care( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The patient as person : explorations in medical ethics by Paul Ramsey( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As physicians are faced with new and wonderful options for saving lives, transplanting organs, and furthering research, they also must wrestle with new and troubling choices--who should receive scarce and vital treatment, how we determine when life ends, what limits should be placed on care for the dying, and more. This book by renowned theologian Paul Ramsey, first published thirty years ago, anticipated these moral and ethical issues and addressed them with cogency and power, providing the intellectual foundations for the field of bioethics. This second edition of Ramsey's classic work includes a new foreword by Margaret Farley and essays by Albert R. Jonsen and William F. May that help to locate and interpret Ramsey historically and intellectually
Christian decision and action by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of moral behavior by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on the efforts of moral philosophers to clarify what responsibility means and how it functions within ethics. The result, a concise statement of the patterns of ideas associated with responsibility in moral philosophy, is a most useful tool for the reader investigating current theological literature
The social impact of AIDS in the United States by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epidemic" comes from the ancient Greek epi demos, meaning "upon the people or the community." The AIDS epidemic is having a profound effect on Americans and their communities, in areas ranging from public health to religion. As many as 1 million people in the United States may be infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but its ultimate impact will extend far beyond those individuals and their families. AIDS has been compared with epidemics of the past, most commonly the bubonic plague of the 14th century. Historians say the "Black Death" set the stage for the Reformation and other sweeping changes by altering public attitudes. In our own time, epidemics of cholera and venereal disease gave rise to fundamental changes in our public health system. AIDS is different from previous epidemics in that there is no wave of quick death sweeping through the population. Instead, as persons with AIDS and their loved ones can painfully testify, those infected with HIV know long in advance what will come. And the nation will confront AIDS and its consequences for years. AIDS in the United States also differs from other "democratic" epidemics in its concentration among gay men and intravenous drug users and their sexual partners, with many HIV-positive persons being among the nation's most poor and disadvantaged. The disease characteristics of AIDS have posed challenges to the way we have traditionally delivered health care. It is affecting the nature and structure of voluntarism, as volunteers step in to fill gaps left by decreases in public health funding. The political organization of the gay community has resulted in new policy directions for the use of medical test results, availability of experimental drugs, and other privacy and public health issues. In the realm of religion, AIDS has fueled the debate about homosexuality - with some people believing in the "divine retribution" of disease while others mobilize to help people with AIDS and their families. AIDS significantly affects practical issues of law enforcement, raising questions about testing new prisoners and physically separating HIV-infected inmates - who, in New York State, may account for as much as 20 percent of the prison population. Should all pregnant women be tested for AIDS? Should gay partners be treated as married couples for purposes of health insurance and inheritance? How serious is the threat to health professionals caring for AIDS patients? How will we care for AIDS babies? Not only a national medical crisis, AIDS is also raising questions about a wide range of social issues. This important volume will help readers understand the impact of AIDS on social and cultural institutions and how those institutions have responded. With authoritative information, illustrative case studies, and insightful commentary, this even-handed and fact-filled book will guide readers in grappling with these fundamental issues and what they might mean for our future
Klinische Ethik : eine praktische Hilfe zur ethischen Entscheidungsfindung by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding your way : a medical ethics handbook for patients and families by Katrina A Bramstedt( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the only book of its kind -- it is a medical ethics book directed squarely at the lay audience of patients and their families who are confronted by highly complex and difficult medical procedures and issues, such as transplantation or life-and-death decisions. The current books in the marketplace are for the most part written for medical professionals, academics, or students. This book is meant as a handbook for patients, families, and caretakers. Its topics spread across a broad range of medical concerns that are of interest to millions of Americans who are dealing with these issues on a daily basis. Written by two of America's premier experts on medical ethics, this book presents real-life examples of medical situations and provides clarity and insight to them. This is a book that will be of significant value to all patients and families confronting the medical world, but also to medical professionals who work with the public on a daily basis and deal with medical ethics as part of their everyday jobs"--
Ética clínica : aproximación práctica a la toma de decisiones éticas en la medicina clínica by Albert R Jonsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Source book in bioethics
A short history of medical ethicsThe birth of bioethicsBioethics beyond the headlines : who lives? who dies? who decides?Bioethics : an introduction to the history, methods, and practiceSource book in bioethicsThe abuse of casuistry : a history of moral reasoningThe new medicine and the old ethicsIntending death : the ethics of assisted suicide and euthanasia
Alternative Names
Albert R. Jonsen Amerikaans rooms-katholiek priester

Albert R. Jonsen President of University of San Francisco

Albert R. Jonsen sacerdote católicu estauxunidense

Jonsen, A. R. 1931-

Jonsen, Albert R.

앨버트 존슨 1931-

존슨, 앨버트 R. 1931-

ジョンセン, アルバート R

ジョンセン, アルバート R. 1931-