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A companion to bioethics

Author: Helga Kuhse; Peter Singer
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass., USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
Series: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Building on the model used by Peter Singer in his "Companion to Ethics", this text consists of 47 essays designed to present the key issues and concepts in bioethics.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helga Kuhse; Peter Singer
ISBN: 0631197370 9780631197379
OCLC Number: 38067695
Description: xv, 512 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: What is bioethics? : a historical introduction / Helga Kuhse, Peter Singer --
Questions About Bioethics --
Ethical theory and bioethics / James Rachels --
Bioethics and cultural diversity / Segun Gbadegesin --
Gender and bioethics / Jan Crosthwaite --
Religion and bioethics / Baruch Brody --
Law and bioethics / Wibren Van Der Burg --
Ethical Approaches --
A principle-based approach / James F. Childress --
An absolute rule approach / Joseph Boyle --
A Utilitarian approach / R.M. Hare --
A virtue ethics approach / Justin Oakley --
A care approach / Rita C. Manning --
A case approach / John D. Arras --
Before Birth : Issues Involving Embryos and Fetuses --
Personhood / Michael Tooley --
Abortion / Mary Anne Warren --
Mother--fetus conflict / Bonnie Steinbock --
Issues in Reproduction --
Population issues / Margaret Pabst Battin --
Assisted reproduction / Laura M. Purdy --
Prenatal screening, sex selection and cloning / Paul Robinson --
The New Genetics --
Gene therapy / Ruth Chadwick --
Mapping the human genome / Timothy F. Murphy --
Creating and patenting new life forms / Nils Holtug --
Genetic screening and counselling / Angus Clarke --
Life and Death Issues --
Medical decisions at the end of life / Dan W. Brock --
Severely disabled newborns / Eike-Henner W. Kluge --
Brain death, cortical death and persistent vegetative state / Jeff Mcmahan --
Advance directives / Alexander Morgan Capron --
Voluntary euthanasia, suicide and physician-assisted suicide / Brian Stoffell.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer.

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"A Splendid work, covering the entire field of bioethics in a very readable way." Hyakudai Sakamoto, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, Nihon University, Tokyo and President, Asian Bioethics Read more...

 
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