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Bioethics: An IntroductionProviding readers with the confidence needed to debate key issues in bioethics, this introductory text clearly explains bioethical theories and their philosophical foundations. Over 250 activities introduce topics for personal reflection, and discussion points encourage students to think for themselves and build their own arguments. Highlighting the potential pitfalls for those new to bioethics, each chapter features boxes providing factual information and outlining the philosophical backgro…

An Introduction to BioethicsThis book provides an introductory survey of various bioethical issues facing society from beginning of life issues to end of life issues, and several issues in between….

Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics (Catholic Moral Thought)**Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine**How are the patient, the physician, the nurse, and the scientist called to grow in holiness in their particular vocations? This introductory text, written from within the Catholic moral tradition, narrates a bioethics that emphasizes the pursuit of beatitude in the lives of those who are confronted by moral questions raised by biomedicine and the other life sciences. The Catholic moral vision that informs this volume is rooted in th…

Bioethics and the Human Goods: An Introduction to Natural Law BioethicsBioethics and the Human Goods offers students and general readers a brief introduction to bioethics from a “natural law” philosophical perspective. This perspective, which traces its origins to classical antiquity, has profoundly shaped Western ethics and law and is enjoying an exciting renaissance. While compatible with much in the ethical thought of the great religions, it is grounded in reason, not religion. In contrast to the currently dominant bioethical theories of utilitarianism and princ…

Law and Bioethics: An IntroductionWhile the American legal system has played an important role in shaping the field of bioethics, Law and Bioethics is the first book on the subject designed to be accessible to readers with little or no legal background. Detailing how the legal analysis of an issue in bioethics often differs from the “ethical” analysis, the book covers such topics as abortion, surrogacy, cloning, informed consent, malpractice, refusal of care, and organ transplantation. Structured like a legal casebook, Law and B…

Bioethics: A Philosophical IntroductionThis book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to contemporary bioethics. It also presents provocative, philosophically informed arguments on current bioethical issues. Holland engages with debates ranging from the more familiar ? such as euthanasia, advance decisions to refuse treatment, and new reproductive technologies ? to the philosophical implications of recent developments in genetics, including prenatal genetic therapy, genetic enhancement and human cloning. The book is built …

Vaccination Ethics and Policy: An Introduction with Readings (Basic Bioethics)Vaccination has long been a familiar, highly effective form of medicine and a triumph of public health. Because vaccination is both an individual medical intervention and a central component of public health efforts, it raises a distinct set of legal and ethical issues — from debates over their risks and benefits to the use of government vaccination requirements — and makes vaccine policymaking uniquely challenging. This volume examines the full range of ethical and policy issues related to th…

Bioethics: Introduction to History, Methods, and PracticeBioethics: An Introduction to the History, Methods, and Practice, Second Edition is the ideal text for both graduate students and professional students in law, medicine, nursing, or other health-related fields who will face bioethical issues in their future careers. It is one of the only texts in the field to cover the history, methodology, and practice of bioethics. The text is broken into three informative sections: the first addresses the history or bioethics, explaining its emergences as d…

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short IntroductionThe latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. Numerous introductory books have appeared in recent years to cater to this growing interest, but almost none devotes attention to the specifically ethical dimensions of the tradition. For various complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much …