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Title Cutting to the core : exploring the ethics of contested surgeries / edited by David Benatar
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006


Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents Introduction. The ethics of contested surgeris / David Benatar -- pt. I. Male circumcision and female genital cutting -- Between prophylaxis and child abuse : the ethics of neonatal male circumcision / Michael Benatar, David Benatar -- The ethics of neonatal male circumcision : helping parents to decide / Leslie Cannold -- Genital alteration of female minors / Dena S. Davis -- pt. II. Sex assignment and reassignment surgery -- The ethics of surgically assigning sex for intersex children / Merle Spriggs, Julian Savulescu -- Transsexualism and gender reassignment surgery / Heather Daper, Neil Evans -- pt. III. Separating conjoined twins -- Separating conjoined twins : disability, ontology, and moral status / Richard Hull, Stephen Wilkinson -- Conjunction and separation : viable relationships, equitable partings / David Wasserman -- pt. IV. Limb and face transplantation -- Ethical issues in limb transplants / Donna Dickenson, Guy Widdershoven -- Changing faces : ethics, identity, and facial transplantation / Françoise Baylis -- pt. V. Cosmetic surgery -- A defense of cosmetic surgery / Stephen Coleman -- Beauty under the knife : a feminist appraisal of cosmetic surgery / Rosemarie Tong, Hilde Lindemann -- pt. VI. Placebo surgery -- The emperor's new scar : the ethics of placebo surgery / David Neil -- Sham surgery and reasonable risks / Alex John London
Summary When the benefits of surgery do not outweigh the harms or where they do not clearly do so, surgical interventions become morally contested. Cutting to the Core examines a number of such surgeries, including infant male circumcision and cutting the genitals of female children, the separation of conjoined twins, surgical sex assignment of intersex children and the surgical re-assignment of transsexuals, limb and face transplantation, cosmetic surgery, and placebo surgery
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-231) and index
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Subject Surgery -- Moral and ethical aspects
Medical ethics.
Social psychology.
Health attitudes.
National health services.
Professional ethics.
Medical care.
Medical personnel.
Surgery, Operative.
Ethics, Medical
General Surgery -- ethics
Specialties, Surgical
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Health Services Misuse
Psychology, Social
Attitude to Health
Health Services
Ethics, Professional
Delivery of Health Care
Health Occupations
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
Psychiatry and Psychology
Disciplines and Occupations
General Surgery
Unnecessary Procedures
Ethics, Clinical
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Patient Care
social psychology.
professional ethics.
surgery (health care function)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics.
Surgery, Operative
Social psychology
Professional ethics
National health services
Medical personnel
Medical care
Health attitudes
Medical ethics
Procédés chirurgicaux -- éthique.
Intervention non indispensable -- éthique.
Éthique clinique.
Medizinische Ethik
Kosmetische Chirurgie
Beschneidung Mann
Beschneidung Frau
Chirurgie -- Aspect moral.
Éthique médicale.
Form Electronic book
Author Benatar, David, editor
LC no. 2005028842
ISBN 9780742576162