Contemporary Issues in Bioethics

ISBN-10: 0534584411
ISBN-13: 9780534584412
Edition: 6th 2003 (Revised)
List price: $272.95
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Description: This anthology represents all of the most important points of view on the most pressing topics in bioethics. Containing current essays and actual medical and legal cases written by outstanding scholars from around the globe, this book provides  More...

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Book details

List price: $272.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/8/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

This anthology represents all of the most important points of view on the most pressing topics in bioethics. Containing current essays and actual medical and legal cases written by outstanding scholars from around the globe, this book provides readers with diverse range of standpoints, including those of medical researchers and practitioners, legal exerts, and philosophers.

LeRoy Walters is the Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Professor of Christian Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He received his BA from a small Pennsylvania liberal-arts college, Messiah College, and a B.D. degree at the Associated Mennonite Seminaries. He then studied for two years in Germany, one year at the University of Heidelberg and one year at the Free University of Berlin. Walters returned to the United States and received his PhD in Christian ethics from Yale University. In 1971, Walters joined the newly-established Kennedy Institute of Ethics as the first faculty member appointed to a multi-year term. He served as director of the Institute from 1996-2000. His interests are in the ethical issues in human genetics, and since 2003 Dr. Walters has devoted major attention to Holocaust Studies and to the "euthanasia" program initiated in 1939 under National Socialism.

Ethical Theory and Bioethics
Research Involving Humans and Animals
The Patient-Professional Relationship
Eugenics and Human Genetics
Reproduction
Death and Dying
Organ Transplantation
Justice and Health
Public Health
Biotechnology and Bioscience

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