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

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Nancy Ann Silbergeld Jecker, Albert R. Jonsen, Robert A. Pearlman
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007 - Medical - 545 pages
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Bioethics: An Introduction To The History, Methods, And Practice Is One Of The Only Texts To Cover The History, Methodology, And Practice Of Bioethics. The Text Is Broken Into Three Sections. The First Addresses The History Of Bioethics, Explaining Its Emergence As Discipline And Discourse. The Second Looks Carefully At Ethical Reasoning And The Justification Of Moral Beliefs, And The Final Section Asks Students To Turn A Critical Eye To The Topics Of Bioethics, Including Ethical Issues That Arise At The Beginning And End Of Life. Bioethics Is Ideal For Both Graduate Students And Professional Students In Law, Medicine, Nursing Or Other Health-Related Fields Who Will Face Bioethical Issues In Future Careers.

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Contents

A History of Bioethics as Discipline and Discourse
3
The Emergence of Bioethics as Discipline
17
Who Shall Live When Not All Can Live? 3 5
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Albert R. Jonsen is Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Chairman, Department of Medical Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine. Stephen Toulmin is Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Northwestern University.

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