Bioethics and the Law: Medical, Socio-Legal and Philosophical Directions for a Brave New World

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Overview

This book tackles the major issues of what has been loosely named 'The New Biology.' Contemporary advances in biotechnology and medical science are creating untold opportunities for not only biological or human engineering, but eugenic advancement as well as preconceptual and prenatal diagnosis-through genetic screening-of genetic diseases. While these new technologies have the ability to shape life even before it begins, they sadly often prolong it past the time it should have a dignified ending. George P. Smith discusses the challenges and the socio-legal, ethical, medical, philosophical, and political constructs involved in the decision making process.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Contemporary Health Law and Policy - Leonard Nelson
Bioethics and the Law should be read and used by lawyers, judges, legislators, doctors, and nurses not only for its intellectual creativity...and honesty but also for its laudable concern for both individuals and society confronting the present...biomedical dilemmas of the twenty-first century. As Donald G. Casswell, Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Law at the University of Victoria, stated: "His book deserves a place on the shelf of anyone seriously interested in the new biology"....
Journal Of Contemporary Health Law and Policy - Donald G. Casswell
Bioethics and the Law is excellent. It informs, fascinates, challenges and provokes. Most importantly, it compels us to confront basic questions about what it means to be human...Bioethics and the Law therefore deserves a place on the shelf of anyone seriously interested in the new biology.
Cioethics - David K. Chan
Essential reading on the subject of human cloning. It is detailed and accurate in reporting on the ethical debate in the first year since Dolly came into existence. . . . Pence's discussion presents a side of the debate that needs to be aired.
Journal Of Contemporary Health Law and Policy
Bioethics and the Law is excellent. It informs, fascinates, challenges and provokes. Most importantly, it compels us to confront basic questions about what it means to be human...Bioethics and the Law therefore deserves a place on the shelf of anyone seriously interested in the new biology.
— Donald G. Casswell, JURIMETRICS JOURNAL
Cioethics
Essential reading on the subject of human cloning. It is detailed and accurate in reporting on the ethical debate in the first year since Dolly came into existence. . . . Pence's discussion presents a side of the debate that needs to be aired.
— David K. Chan, National University of Singai\pore, department of philosophy
American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
The strong point of the book is its extensive cataloging of recent biomedical developments and the resultant dilemmas and controversies both legal and ethical... Professor Smith's book provides an interesting and informative review of bioethics and law.
— Leonard Nelson
Virginia Quarterly Review
As a survey of legal issues that are raised in the biomedical context, the text succeeds.
— Leonard Nelson, AMERICAN CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819191786
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 11/1/1993
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George P. Smith, II is Professor of Law at Catholic University Law School.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Ethical challenges 1
Ch. 2 Rationing Health Care 25
Ch. 3 Ethics Committees 63
Ch. 4 Informed Decisionmaking 81
Ch. 5 Embryonic and Fetal Experimentations 115
Ch. 6 Wrongful Life or Wrongful Birth 149
Ch. 7 Procreational Restraints 171
Ch. 8 Surrogation 197
Ch. 9 Fetal Abuse 235
Ch. 10 Of Clones and Cryons 259
Ch. 11 The Right to Die with Dignity 285
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