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Contemporary Issues in Bioethics

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
Author: Tom L. Beauchamp - LeRoy Walters - Jeffrey P. Kahn
ISBN 13: 9780495006732
ISBN 10: 495006734
Edition: 7
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2007-09-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 816
List Price: $284.95

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics presents a breadth of issues and balanced coverage of the most important topics in bioethics, including human reproduction, euthanasia and assisted suicide, genetics, the right to health care, organ transplantation, human and animal research, and planning for threats to public health. With a diverse range of classic and contemporary essays written by scholars in bioethics and judges in landmark legal cases, this anthology will help you understand issues from a variety of perspectives.


A collection of essays and court opinions on ethical issues in biology and medicine, presenting alternative positions on issues such as reproductive technologies, surrogate parenting, informed consent, confidential information, abortion, and the right to die. This fourth edition includes information on types of ethical theory and ethics in relation to law and public policy, revised chapter introductions, and new chapters on AIDS, euthanasia, and genetics, as well as 88 new selections. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)