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Arguing about Bioethics

ISBN-10: 041547633X
ISBN-13: 9780415476331
Edition: 2012
Authors: Stephen Holland
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

Arguing About Bioethics is a highly accessible, engaging introduction to the core questions in bioethics. This fresh, bold and exciting collection offers a selection of through provoking articles that examine a broad range of issues, from the definitions of life and death, to medical experimentation and research.The editor assembles some of the most influential and controversial contributions of key philosophers in the field, including Peter Singer, James Rachels, John Harris and Onora O'Neill, and challenges the reader to reflect on debates on:embryos and foetuses euthanasia organ donation human reproductive cloning patient consent and autonomy vaccination healthcare provision.The articles chosen are clear, interesting, and free from unnecessary jargon. The editor provies luid introductions to each section in which he provides and overview of the debate and outlines the arguments of the papers. Arguing About Bioethics is an original and stimulating reader for students new to bioethics.

Acknowledgements
General Introduction
Is it wrong to do research on human embryos?
Introduction to Part One
The Metaphysical Status of the Embryo: Some Arguments Revisited
The Argument from Potential: A Reappaisal
Potentialy and Human Embryos
Stem Cells, Sex, Procreation
On what grounds should we select and enhance our offspring?
Introduction to Part Two
The Disability Rights Critique of Prenatal Genetic Testing: Reflections and Recommendations
Procreative Beneficence: Why we Should Select the Best Children
Preconception Gender Selection
The Case Against Perfection: What's Wrong With Designer Children, Bionic Athletes, and Genetic Engineering?
Human Genetic Enhancements: A Transhumanist Perspective
Is it wrong to clone human beings?
Introduction to Part Three
Cloning
Why we Should Ban the Cloning of Humans: The Wisdom of Repugnance
Uniqueness, Individuality, and Human Cloning
Cloning, Parenthood, and Genetic Relatedness
Slippery Shopes to Slippery Shopes: Therapeutic Cloning and The Criminal Law
What uses of animals for biomedical purposes are permissible?
Introduction to Part Four
Animal Liberation at 30
Do Animals Feel Pain?
The Case For of Animals in Biomedical Research
Is Xenografting Morally Wrong?
Moral Sensiblities and Moral Standing: Caplan on Xenograft 'Donors'
How should more human transplant organs be acquired?
Introduction to Part Five
Organs for Sale? Propriety, Property, and The Price of Progress
The Case for Allowing Kidney Sales
The Case for Presumed Consent to Transplant Human Organs After Death
The Myth of Presumed Consent: Ethical In New Organ Procurement Strategies
lMandated Choice for Organ Donation: Time to Give it a Try
Donors and Relatives Must Place No Conditions on Organ Use
What's Not Wrong with Conditional Organ Donation?
Are Donors After Circulatory Death Really Dead, and Does It Matter? Yes and Yes
Counterpoint: Are Donors After Circulatory Death Really Dead, and Does It Matter? No and Not Really
Rebuttal
What Sort of Consent Does Respect for Autonomy Imply?
Introduction To Part Six
Barriers to Informed Consent
The Place of Autonomy in Bioethics
Abandoning Informed Consent
Should Informed Consent Be Based On Rational Beliefs?
Some Limits of Informed Consent
A New Model of Medical Decisions: Exploring the Limits of Shared Decision Making
Is it permissible to impose on individuals for the sake of the public's health?
Introduction To Part Seven
Public Health Ethics: Mapping the Terrain
Public Health Law in an Age of Terrorism: Rethinking Individual Rights and Common Goods
Behavioral Economics, Public Policy, and Paternalism: Libertarian Paternalism
Obesity Interventions and Ethics
Should Routine Childhood Immunizations Be Compulsory?
Banning Smoking Outdoors Is Seldom Ethically Justifiable
Ethics and the Conduct of Public Health Surveillance
How are scarce medical resources to be justly allocated?
Introduction to Part Eight
The Value of Qalys
Qalyfying the Value of Life
The Rationing Debate. Rationing Health Care By Age: The Case For, and The Case Against
Rationing and Life-Saving Treatments: Should Identifiable Patients Have Higher Priority?
Health-Care Needs and Distributive Justice
Do Western principles of research ethics apply in the developing world?
Introduction to Part Nine
Unethical Trials of Interventions to Reduce Perinatal Transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Developing Countries
The Ethics of Clinical Research in the Third World
Ethical Complexities of Conducting Research in Developing Countries
The �Best Proven Therapeutic Method' Standard in Clinical Trials in Technologically Developing Countries
Universality and Its Limits: When Research Ethics Can Reflect Local Circumstances
Participants in the 2001 conference on ethical aspects of research in developing countries: Moral Standards for Research in Developing Countries: From �Reasonable Availability' to 'Fair Benefits'
Another Voice: Fair Benefits In International Medical Research
Declaration of Helsinki: Another Revision
Should doctors be allowed to help patients to kill themselves?
Introduction to Part Ten
An open letter to all Members of Parliament and of the House of Lords, from leaders of British faith communities of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs, expressing grave concerns at continuing and renewed efforts to legalise euthanasia.
Assisted Suicide: The Philosophers' Brief
Autonomy and Assisted Suicide: The Execution of Freedom
Physician-Assisted Suicide: A New Look at the Arguments
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Two Moral Arguments
Index

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