Feminism and Bioethics: Beyond Reproduction / Edition 1

Feminism and Bioethics: Beyond Reproduction / Edition 1

by Susan M. Wolf
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195095561

ISBN-13: 9780195095562

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Bioethics has paid surprisingly little attention to the special problems faced by women and to feminist analyses of current health care issues other than reproduction. Feminism & Bioethics: Beyond Reproduction aims to counterbalance this one-sided approach. A breakthrough volume of original essays authored by leading figures in bioethics and feminist theory, it

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Bioethics has paid surprisingly little attention to the special problems faced by women and to feminist analyses of current health care issues other than reproduction. Feminism & Bioethics: Beyond Reproduction aims to counterbalance this one-sided approach. A breakthrough volume of original essays authored by leading figures in bioethics and feminist theory, it moves beyond reproduction and nursing, taking bioethics into new territory. The book starts with an investigation of the relationship between feminism and bioethics and introduces different approaches to the problem. Chapters stress the importance of liberal feminism which prefers feminist over feminine analysis, integrate the experience of women of color, draw from the women's self-help movement, and apply feminist standpoint theory. In the second part of the book, contributors view various bioethical problems from a feminist perspective: euthanasia, AIDS, the definition of health, doctor-patient communication, the Human Genome Project, the conduct of biomedical research, and health care reform. They examine the pros and cons of the application of gender and feminism to bioethics. This provocative volume is bound to change and broaden the way bioethicists, students, patients, and the public consider bioethical issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195095562
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
362,773
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gender and Feminism in Bioethics, S.M. Wolf
I. The Relationship of Feminism and Bioethics
1. Feminism and Bioethics, S. Sherwin
2. Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, R. Tong
3. On Treatment of Myopia: Feminism, Standpoint Theory, and Bioethics, M.B. Mahowald
4. Reconstructing the Patient: Starting with Women of Color, D.E. Roberts
5. What Bioethics Can Learn from the Women's Health Movement, R. Dresser
II. Feminist Perspectives on Specific Problems in Bioethics
6. A Feminist View of Health, L.M. Purdy
7. Communicative Ethics in the Physician-Patient Relationship, J.F. Smith
8. Ethical Obstacles to the Participation of Women in Biomedical Research, V. Merton
9. Women as Vessels and Vectors: Lesson from the HIV Epidemic, R. Faden, N. Kass and D. McGraw
10. Gender and Death: Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, S.M. Wolf
11. Feminism, Bioethics, and Genetics, A. Asch and G. Geller
12. Justice in the Allocation of Health Care Resources: A Feminist Account, H.L. Nelson and J.L. Nelson

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