The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare Ethics is an influential collection of work by leading scholars on the fundamental and emerging themes which define healthcare ethics. This authoritative Handbook brings together experts with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, law, public policy and the health professions and reflects the increasing impact of globalization and the dynamic advances in the fields of bioscience and genetics, which keep ethics at the centre of debates about the future direction of healthcare. Combining international and interdisciplinary perspectives, the Handbook provides a cutting-edge account of debates in five key areas: Health Care Ethics in an Era of Globalization; Beginning and End of Life; Vulnerable Populations; Research Ethics and Technologies; Public Health and Human Rights




Anti-theory is a broad name for a contemporary movement that is critical of theory as the proper approach to ethics, or at least of certain aspects or forms of ethical theorizing. It is however not a unified camp, as it includes, among others, advocates of neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics, casuistry and pragmatism. Among the claims that have been made by anti-theorists are the following: that our moral lives cannot be reduced to a legalistic application of a set of norms; that the emphasis on theoretical principles to solve concrete practical moral problems is misguided; that some forms of ethical theorizing have a corrupting effect on how to live our moral lives; that ethical theories are inevitably embodied in a particular historical and sociocultural context and ...

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