A Companion to Bioethics

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Helga Kuhse, Peter Singer
Wiley, Sep 12, 2001 - Medical - 512 pages
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This volume contains all that the beginning reader or student needs to soundly grasp the ideas and issues involved in the field. Building on the model used by Peter Singer in his highly successful Companion to Ethics, the Companion to Bioethics consists of 46 specially written essays designed to present the key issues and concepts in bioethics in an authoritative yet always readable, non-technical manner. An unusually comprehensive index allows the reader to find terms and topics not listed in the titles of the essays themselves.

A Companion to Bioethics is an essential work of reference for doctors, nurses, lawyers, journalists, philosophers, moral theologians, sociologists and everyone interested in the ethical issues that are transforming our lives. It will be applicable both to everyday health care practice, and to the far-reaching issues arising from the revolution in the biological sciences as applied to human ethics.

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Helga Kuhse is the Director of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. She has published widely in the field of bioethics, and is the author and co-author of several books including Caring: Nurses, Women and Ethics (Blackwell, 1996); Willing to Listen - Wanting to Die (1995); Individuals, Humans, and Persons: Questions of Life and Death (with Peter Singer, 1994); The Sanctity of Life Doctrine in Medicine - A Critique (1987); Should the Baby Live? - The Problem of Handicapped Infants (with Peter Singer, 1985). She is the co-editor of the journal Bioethics (Blackwell) and editor of the Monash Bioethics Review. She is also co-editor, with Peter Singer, of the accompanying volume Bioethics: An Anthology (Blackwell, 1999).

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. He is the author of Animal Liberation, first published in 1975, and is widely credited with triggering the modern animal-rights movement. His Practical Ethics is one of the most widely used texts in applied ethics, and Rethinking Life and Death received the 1995 National Book Council's Banjo Award for non-fiction. He was the foundation president of the International Association of Bioethics.

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