Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

by George J. Annas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199840717

ISBN-13: 9780199840717

Pub. Date: 06/29/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Carefully reasoned, clearly articulated, and pulls no punches...Boldly tackles the most contentious issues in bioethics and public policy....Worst Case Bioethics is certain to provoke strong responses across disciplines and ideologies on issues of great importance."- Mark Rothstein, Journal of Legal Medicine

"Annas persuasively argues in Worst

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"Carefully reasoned, clearly articulated, and pulls no punches...Boldly tackles the most contentious issues in bioethics and public policy....Worst Case Bioethics is certain to provoke strong responses across disciplines and ideologies on issues of great importance."- Mark Rothstein, Journal of Legal Medicine

"Annas persuasively argues in Worst Case Bioethics that basing policy on extreme nightmare possibilities leads to a distortion of fundamental ethical principles and legal protections." - Arthur L. Caplan, The Lancet

"Worst Case Bioethics offers a valuable consideration of how public health policy is sometimes shaped by fear in a counterproductive manner. The book is well-written, well-reasoned, and persuasive." - Thomas May, Science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199840717
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/29/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
990,129
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Scared to Death by Worst Case Scenarios
Death and Disaster
1. American Healthcare
2. Bioterror and Bioart
3. State of Emergency
4. Licensed to Torture
5. Hunger Strikes
6. War
Death and the Constitution
7. Cancer
8. Drug Dealing Doctors
9. Toxic Tinkering
10. Abortion
11. Culture of Death
12. Patient Safety
Disaster and Human Rights
13. Global Health
14. The Statue of Security
15. Pandemic Fear
16. Bioidentifiers
17. Genetic Genocide
Index

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