Bioethics: The Basics

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Routledge, 2013 - Medical - 188 pages

Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today. Topics addressed include:

  • The range of moral theories underpinning bioethics
  • Arguments for the rights and wrongs of abortion, euthanasia and animal research
  • Healthcare ethics including the nature of the practitioner-patient relationship
  • Public policy ethics and the implications of global and public health

Concise, readable and authoritative, this is the ideal primer for anyone interested in the study of bioethics.

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About the author (2013)

Professor Alastair V. Campbell is Chen Su Lan Centennial Professor and Director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore. He is founding editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and a past President of the International Association of Bioethics as well as the author of ten books and numerous articles in the field. He is also an elected Fellow of The Hastings Center, New York, an Honorary Vice-President of the Institute of Medical Ethics, UK and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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