A Companion to Bioethics / Edition 2

A Companion to Bioethics / Edition 2

by Helga Kuhse, Peter Singer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1444350846

ISBN-13: 9781444350845

Pub. Date: 11/29/2011

Publisher: Wiley

This second edition of A Companion to Bioethics, fully revised and updated to reflect the current issues and developments in the field, covers all the material that the reader needs to thoroughly grasp the ideas and debates involved in bioethics.

  • Thematically organized around an unparalleled range of issues, including discussion of the moral status

Overview

This second edition of A Companion to Bioethics, fully revised and updated to reflect the current issues and developments in the field, covers all the material that the reader needs to thoroughly grasp the ideas and debates involved in bioethics.

  • Thematically organized around an unparalleled range of issues, including discussion of the moral status of embryos and fetuses, new genetics, life and death, resource allocation, organ donations, AIDS, human and animal experimentation, health care, and teaching
  • Now includes new essays on currently controversial topics such as cloning and genetic enhancement
  • Topics are clearly and compellingly presented by internationally renowned bioethicists
  • A detailed index allows the reader to find terms and topics not listed in the titles of the essays themselves

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444350845
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series , #106
Pages:
636
Sales rank:
131,551
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Introduction:.

1. What is Bioethics? A Historical Introduction: Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer.

Part II: Questions About Bioethics:.

2. Ethical Theory and Bioethics: James Rachels.

3. Bioethics and Cultural Diversity: Segun Gbadegesin.

4. Gender and Bioethics: Jan Crosthwaite.

5. Religion and Bioethics: Baruch Brody.

6. Law and Bioethics: Wibren van der Burg.

Part III: Ethical Approaches:.

7. A Principle-based Approach: James F. Childress.

8. An Absolute Rule Approach: Joseph Boyle.

9. A Utilitarian Approach: R. M. Hare.

10. A Virtue Ethics Approach: Justin Oakley.

11. A Care Approach: Rita C. Manning.

12. A Case Approach: John D. Arras.

Part IV: Before Birth: Issues Involving Embryos and Fetuses:.

13. Personhood: Michael Tooley.

14. Abortion: Mary Ann Warren.

15. Mother-Fetus Conflict: Bonnie Steinbock.

Part V: Issues in Reproduction:.

16. Population Issues: Margaret Battin.

17. Assisted Reproduction: Laura Purdy.

18. Prenatal Screening, Sex Selection and Cloning: Paul Robinson.

Part VI: The New Genetics:.

19. Gene Therapy: Ruth Chadwick.

20. Mapping the Human Genome: Timothy Murphy.

21. Creating and Patenting New Life Forms: Nils Holtug.

22. Genetic Screening and Counselling: Angus Clarke.

Part VII: Life and Death Issues:.

23. Medical Decisions at the End of Life: Dan W. Brock.

24. Severely Disabled Newborns: Eike-Henner W. Kluge.

25. Brain Death, Cortical Death and Persistent Vegetative State: Jeff McMahan.

26. Advance Directives: Alex Capron.

27. Voluntary Euthanasia, Suicide and Physician Assisted Suicide: Brian Stoffell.

28. The Slippery Slope Argument: Govert den Hartogh.

Part VIII: Resource Allocation:.

29. Micro-allocation: Deciding Between Patients: John Harris.

30. Macro-allocation: Dividing Up the Health Care Budget: Dan Wikler and Sarah Marchand.

31. Is There a Right to Health Care and, If So, What Does it Encompass?: Norman Daniels.

Part IX: Organ Donations:.

32. Organ Transplantation: Rosamund Rhodes.

Part X: AIDS:.

33. AIDS: Individual and 'Public' Interests: Udo Schuklenk.

34. AIDS: Ethical Issues in the Developing World: Udo Schuklenk et al.

Part XI: Experimentation With Human Subjects:.

35. Experimentation on Human Beings: Paul M. McNeill.

36. Ethical Issues in Human Experimentation: Leonardo D. de Castro.

37. Experimentation on Human Embryos and Fetuses: Mary Warnock.

Part XII: Experimentation with Animals:.

38. History and Ethical Regulation of Animal Experimentation: An International Perspective: F. Barbara Orlans.

39. The Moral Status of Animals and Their Use as Experimental Subjects: Bernard E. Rollins.

Part XIII: Ethical Issues in the Practice of Health Care:.

40. Confidentiality: Raanan Gillon.

41. Truth-telling: Roger Higgs.

42. Informed Consent and Patient Autonomy: Robert Young.

43. Patients Doubtfully Capable or Incapable of Consent: Carl Elliot.

44. Special Issues Facing Nurses: Verena Tschudin.

Part XIV: The Teaching and Practice of Bioethics:.

45. Ethics Committees and Ethics Consultants: Jonathan D. Moreno.

46. How Bioethics is Being Taught: A Critical Review: Cat Myser.

Index.

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