This Seventh Edition of Munson's Intervention and Reflection responds to the fast-paced changes occurring in our society, the legal environment, the scientific community, and medical practice. A nationally renowned bioethicist, Munson draws on his skills as a novelist and his background in biology and medicine to involve readers in deliberation and problem solving.
Discusses abortion & its violent conflicts/advances in gene therapy/genetic discrimination/rationing health care, etc.
A big textbook and reference for graduate or undergraduate nursing or medical students, and practitioners with or without any training in ethics. Munson (Philosophy of science and medicine, U. of Missouri-St. Louis) combines text, explanations of the social context, case studies, readings, and decision scenarios for topics within the basic themes of termination, rights, controls, and resources. He does not include an index. No dates are mentioned for the earlier editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Ronald Munson is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his PhD from Columbia University and was Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at Harvard University. He has been a visiting professor at University of California, San Diego, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School. A nationally acclaimed bioethicist, Munson is a medical ethicist for the National Eye Institute and a consultant for the National Cancer Institute. He is also a member of the Washington University School of Medicine Human Studies Committee. In addition to being the author of a number of science and ethics books, he is also the author of the novels NOTHING HUMAN, FAN MAIL, and NIGHT VISION.