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Bioethics: the Basics

ISBN-10: 0415504082
ISBN-13: 9780415504089
Edition: 2013
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Description: Bioethics: The Basicsis 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Bioethics: The Basicsis 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 bioethicsArguments for the rights and wrongs of abortion, euthanasia and animal researchHealthcare ethics including the nature of the practitioner-patient relationshipPublic policy ethics and the implications of global and public healthConcise, readable and authoritative, this is the ideal primer for anyone interested in the study of bioethics.

Preface
Abbreviations
What is bioethics?
What is bioethics?
History
What about the law?
Methods
Applications
How to use this book
Resources and further reading
Moral theories
Introduction
Counting the consequences
Doing one's duty
Being a good person - virtue ethics
Brotherhood and sisterhood - communitarianism
Live free or die - libertarianism
A balancing act - the four principles
Further reading
Perspectives
Gendered agendas - feminist approaches
To care or not to care?
Culture and religion
Conclusion
Further reading
Clinical ethics
Introduction
The clinical relationship � a conspiracy against the laity?
Life before birth
Transplantation and regenerative medicine
Mental health
The end of life
After death
Conclusions
Further reading and resources
Research
Research ethics
Research integrity
Research and the future
Conclusion
Suggestions for further reading
Justice
Introduction
Public health ethics
Fair access and the paradox of health care
Global inequity in health
Global survival
Further reading
Appendix
Glossary
References
Index

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