This second edition of A Companion to Bioethics, fully revised and updated to reflect the current issues and developments in the field, covers all the material that the reader needs to thoroughly grasp the ideas and debates involved in bioethics.
From the Back Cover:
- Thematically organized around an unparalleled range of issues, including discussion of the moral status of embryos and fetuses, new genetics, life and death, resource allocation, organ donations, AIDS, human and animal experimentation, health care, and teaching
- Now includes new essays on currently controversial topics such as cloning and genetic enhancement
- Topics are clearly and compellingly presented by internationally renowned bioethicists
- A detailed index allows the reader to find terms and topics not listed in the titles of the essays themselves
A Companion to Bioethics presents the central issues and concepts in bioethics in an authoritative yet highly accessible manner. Now fully revised and updated to reflect the current state of the field, the 49 essays, each specially written by leading experts, span an unparalleled range of topics, including discussion of the moral status of embryos and fetuses, new genetics, life and death, resource allocation, organ donations, AIDS, human and animal experimentation, health care, and teaching. Subjects new to this edition include cloning, genetic enhancement, infectious disease, global pharmaceutical markets, and bioethics in the developing world.
A Companion to Bioethics is an essential work of reference for doctors, nurses, biomedical scientists, lawyers, journalists, philosophers, moral theologians, sociologists and the general lay-reader interested in the ethical issues that are transforming our lives.
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