© 1988

Biomedical Ethics Reviews · 1987

  • James M. Humber
  • Robert F. Almeder

Part of the Biomedical Ethics Reviews book series (BER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Prescribing Drugs for the Aged and Dying

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Barry Hoffmaster, Sarah Bachrach
      Pages 5-29
  3. Animals as a Source of Human Transplant Organs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-63
    2. R. G. Frey
      Pages 89-107
    3. James L. Nelson
      Pages 109-139
  4. The Nurse’s Role

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-144
    2. Marsha D. M. Fowler
      Pages 145-155
    3. Darlene Aulds Martin
      Pages 157-178
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 179-185

About this book


Biomedical Ethics Reviews • 1987 is the fifth volume in a series of texts designed to review and update the literature on issues of central importance in bioethics today. Three topics are discussed in the present volume: (1) Prescribing Drugs for the Aged and Dying; (2) Animals as a Source of Human Transplant Organs, and (3) The Nurse's Role: Rights and Responsibilities. Each topic constitutes a separate sec­ tion in our text; introductory essays briefly summarize the contents of each section. Bioethics is, by its nature, interdisciplinary in character. Recognizing this fact, the authors represented in the present volume have made every effort to minimize the use of techni­ cal jargon. At the same time, we believe the purpose of pro­ viding a review of the recent literature, as well as of advancing bioethical discussion, is admirably served by the pieces col­ lected herein. We look forward to the next volume in our series, and very much hope the reader will also.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Humber
    • 1
  • Robert F. Almeder
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biomedical Ethics Reviews · 1987
  • Editors James M. Humber
    Robert F. Almeder
  • Series Title Biomedical Ethics Reviews
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1988
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-136-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4636-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-442-9
  • Series ISSN 0742-1796
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 185
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
    Biomedicine, general
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