Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
This anthology represents all of the most important points of view on the most pressing topics in bioethics. Containing current essays and actual medical and legal cases written by outstanding scholars from around the globe, this book provides readers with diverse range of standpoints, including those of medical researchers and practitioners, legal exerts, and philosophers.
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Major Ethical Principles
CONCEPTS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE
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