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‘Principles of Biomedical Ethics’ aims to provide an original, practical, and insightful guide to morality in the health professions. Authors Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress thoroughly develop and advocate for four principles that lie at the core of moral reasoning in health care – respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. Drawing from contemporary research – and integrating detailed case studies and vivid real-life examples and scenarios – they intend to demonstrate how these prima facie principles can be expanded to apply to various conflicts and dilemmas, from how to deliver bad news to whether or not to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatments. Illuminating both theory and method throughout, ‘Principles of Biomedical Ethics’ considers what constitutes moral character and addresses the problem of moral status – what rights are due to people and animals, and when. It also examines the professional-patient relationship, surveys major philosophical theories – including utilitarianism, Kantianism, rights theory, and virtue theory – and describes methods of moral justification in bioethics.