Bioethics: The Basics

Bioethics: The Basics

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Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today. Topics addressed include:




the range of moral theories underpinning bioethics
arguments for the rights and wrongs of abortion, euthanasia and animal research
health care ethics including the nature of the practitioner-patient relationship
public policy ethics and the implications of global and public health
`3 parents', enhancement, incidental findings and nudge approaches in health care.








This thoroughly revised second edition provides a concise, readable and authoritative introduction for anyone interested in the study of bioethics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19.05mm | 118g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0415790301
  • 9780415790307
  • 2,053,924

Table of contents

CONTENTS





Preface


Abbreviations





1 What is bioethics?


What is bioethics?


History


What about the law?


Methods


Applications


How to use this book


Resources and further reading





2 Moral theories


Introduction


Counting the consequences


Doing one's duty


Being a good person - virtue ethics


Brotherhood and sisterhood - communitarianism


Live free or die - libertarianism


A balancing act - the four principles


Resources and further reading


Exercise





3 Perspectives


Introduction


Gendered agendas - feminist approaches


To care or not to care?


Culture and religion


Conclusion


Resources and further reading


Exercises





4 Clinical ethics


Introduction


The clinical relationship - a conspiracy against the laity?


Life before birth


Transplantation and regenerative medicine


Mental health


The end of life


After death


Conclusions


Resources and further reading


Exercises





5 Research


Introduction


Research ethics


Research integrity


Research and the future


Conclusion


Resources and further reading


Exercises





6 Justice


Introduction


Public health ethics


Fair access and the paradox of health care


Global inequity in health


Global survival


Resources and further reading


Exercises





Appendix


Glossary


References


Index
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Review quote

'With clarity and an emphasis on case studies and practical reasoning Professor Campbell gently guides the reader through many of the fascinating current issues in bioethics in a concise, accessible, highly engaging and intelligible way. This little book is an essential first stop for anyone interested in bioethics and medical ethics, either as a student, teacher, healthcare practitioner.'





Rebecca Bennett, University of Manchester, UK.


'This second edition lives up to its title by giving the basics without becoming perfunctory or partisan. It has a light touch without being superficial. It gets into thorny issues while remaining unscratched. Impressive.'


Russell DiSilvestro, Chair Department of Philosophy, California State University, USA.
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About Alastair V. Campbell

Alastair V. Campbell, FRSE, is Emeritus Director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore, founding editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, formerly President of the International Association of Bioethics, and an H. K. Beecher Awardee of the Hastings Center, NY.
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