Birth of Bioethics

ISBN-10: 0195171470
ISBN-13: 9780195171471
Edition: 2003
Authors: Albert R. Jonsen
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Description: Covering the period from 1947 to 1987, Jonsen examines the history of bioethics. He discusses human experimentation, genetic engineering and organ transplantation as well as the philosophical, legal and social policy implications.

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Covering the period from 1947 to 1987, Jonsen examines the history of bioethics. He discusses human experimentation, genetic engineering and organ transplantation as well as the philosophical, legal and social policy implications.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Bioethical Beginnings: The People and Places
Great Issues of Conscience: Medical Ethics Before Bioethics
The Theologians: Rediscovering the Tradition
The Philosophers: Clarifying the Concepts
Commissioning Bioethics: The Government in Bioethics, 1974-1983
Bioethical Beginnings: The Problems
Experiments Perilous: The Ethics of Research with Human Subjects
Splicing Life: Genetics and Ethics
The Miracle of Modern Medicine: The Ethics of Organ Transplantation and Artificial Organs
Who Should Live? Who Should Die? The Ethics of Death and Dying
O Brave New World! The Ethics of Human Reproduction
Discipline, Discourse, and Ethos
Bioethic As a Discipline
Bioethics As a Discourse
Bioethics--American and Elsewhere
Epilogue
Index

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