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Re-creating medicine : ethical issues at the frontiers of medicine

Author: Gregory E Pence
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Pence turns his skeptic's eye to a spectrum of ethical issues on medicine's frontier, including gene therapy to produce "brave new babies," cloning, the sale of human body parts and eggs, and experiments on human embryos."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory E Pence
ISBN: 0847696901 9780847696901
OCLC Number: 43114535
Description: x, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
1. Re-creating medicine by re-creating medical ethics --
2. Re-creating the doctor-patient relationship: the ethics of cybermedicine --
3. Re-creating organ donation: the case for reimbursement --
4. Re-creating motherhood: buying reproductive help --
5. Re-creating children: choosing traits --
6. Re-creating our genes: cloning humans --
7. Re-creating nature: patenting human genes? --
8. Re-creating ourselves: no limits --
9. Re-creating bioethics --
10. Conclusions and reflections --
Index --
About the author.
Other Titles: Recreating medicine
Responsibility: Gregory E. Pence.

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This text looks at the ethical issues medicine faces. It covers gene therapy, cloning, human eggs and embryos for sale and experiments on human embryos. The author argues that the conservatism of the  Read more...

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