Bioethics: An Introduction to the History, Methods, and Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Medical - 545 pages
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The Second Edition of Bioethics: Introduction to History, Methods, and Practice provides readers with a sophisticated introduction to bioethics. it is well suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue careers in ethics and healthcare. it is also a useful resource and a comprehensive reference for professionals. Although the second edition of Bioethics retains the unique three-pronged approach used in the first edition, covering the history, The methods, And The practice of bioethics, it differs in key aspects: (i) Part I now emphasizes the early writing of bioethicists, (ii) Part II now focuses more sharply on case-based ethical reasoning, and (iii) Part III now presents solely clinical ethics. Several new articles delve into cultural issues, feminist perspectives, global health issues, and other recent empirical contributions to bioethics. Discussions of contemporary ethical debates are also examined, including a comparison of the 2005 case of Terri Schiavo To The first right-to-die case of Karen Ann Quinlan in 1975.
 

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This is an excellent introduction to bioethics! It provides not only a solid coverage of topics (abortion, prenatal genetics, assisted reproductive technologies, withholding treatment, informed consent, physician assisted death, etc.), which is typical of introductory books, but also coverage of methods of ethical analysis and the historical context in which the topics and methods arose. The result is a far more sophisticated "introduction" for the more advanced student. The book would work very well for advanced undergraduates, and for graduate and professional students who need the basics but want a subtler approach.
Compared to the first edition, the second edition is a stand alone textbook. It need not be paired with any other book to provide all the essential elements of key concepts and controversies in the field.
 

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this book good for student biomedical science to read. have the most basic principle about bioethics

Contents

A History of Bioethics as Discipline and Discourse
3
The Emergence of Bioethics as Discipline
17
Philosophical Reflections on Experimenting with Human
44
Cultural Assumptions in the History of Bioethics
81
Dimensions
99
The Challenge of Ethical Relativism
111
James Rachels
118
The Methods of Philosophy Casuistry
132
Ethics Consultation
245
What Ethics Committees
256
Mary Beth West and Joan Mdver Gibson
263
Cultural Assumptions in Bioethical Methods
279
Bioethics and Human Rights in the Global Era
293
Ethical Topics at the Beginning of Life
323
Reproductive Technologies
350
The Presumptive Primacy of Procreative Liberty
358

Principles of Biomedical Ethics Selection
147
A Critique of Principlism
153
Casuistry
164
Casuistry and Clinical Ethics
171
Two Different Approaches to Contextual
183
Doctors Stories Selection
189
Nice Story But So What? Narrative and Justification in Ethics
206
The Challenge of Using Methods in Clinical
226
Latest Battle over
232
Feminist Ethics and In Vitro Fertilization
369
Genetics and Reproduction
382
Reproductive Freedom and the Prevention of Harm
390
Ethical Topics at the End of Life
400
Natural Death Act
427
The Failure of the Living Will
440
Eighth Annual Report on Oregons Death With Dignity Act
457
Cultural Assumptions in the Practice of Bioethics
503
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