Bioethics Beyond the Headlines: Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides?

Bioethics Beyond the Headlines: Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides?

by Albert R. Jonsen
ISBN-10:
0742545237
ISBN-13:
9780742545236
Pub. Date:
08/31/2005
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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Overview

Bioethics Beyond the Headlines: Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides?

Writing for nonexperts, Jonsen (ethics in medicine, emeritus, U. of Washington) offers a primer of the key concepts and debates of bioethics, including euthanasia, assisted reproduction, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, access to health care, research on animals, and environmental ethics. To help place the increasing number of news articles about bioethical issues into a bigger context, he follows some of the field's ideas into public policy, medical practice, and the law. An appendix provides a brief précis of moral philosophy from Socrates to the current day. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742545236
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/31/2005
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides? An Essay on Ethics and Bioethics Part 2 Clinical Bioethics Chapter 3 Defining Death Chapter 4 Foregoing Life Support: The Quality of Life Chapter 5 Autonomy of the Patient Chapter 6 Euthanasia Chapter 7 Organ Transplantation Chapter 8 Assisted Reproduction Chapter 9 Abortion Part 10 Scientific Bioethics Chapter 11 Research with Humans Chapter 12 Genetics Chapter 13 Neuroscience Chapter 14 Cloning and Stem Cells Research Part 15 The Wider World of Bioethics Chapter 16 Bioethics and the Health Care System Chapter 17 Cultural Bioethics Chapter 18 Animal Ethics Chapter 19 Environmental Ethics Chapter 20 Conclusion Chapter 21 Appendix A: Precis of Moral Philosophy Chapter 22 Appendix B: Precis of History of Medical Ethics Chapter 23 Appendix C: The Frankenstein Analogy Chapter 24 Glossary Chapter 25 Index

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