The Body in Bioethics
Thorough and comprehensive, this volume explores different views of the significance of the human body and contrasting those which regard it as a commodity or personal possession with those which stress its moral value as integral to the personal identity of individuals. The Body in Bioethics addresses a number of key questions including:
Should it be legal to sell human organs for transplantation?
Are public displays of plastinated bodies or public autopsies morally justifiable?
Should there be restrictions on the uses of human tissue in teaching and research?
Is the rapid increase in volume and range of cosmetic surgery a matter for moral concern?
This careful study of moral values provides essential background to many of the current controversies in medical ethics and is essential reading for all students of law, medical law and medical ethics.
- Paperback | 168 pages
- 156 x 234 x 9.14mm | 227g
- 10 May 2009
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Routledge Cavendish
- London, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations
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Table of contents
Dr Thomas Murray, President and CEO of The Hastings Centre, New York, USA
'In this elegantly written work, Alastair Campbell makes a powerful case for the resurrection of respect for the human body in bioethics. Swimming against the tide of much of current bioethical debates, Professor Campbell draws both on his distinguished record in moral philosophy and his recent practical engagement with the Retained Organs Commission and the Ethics and Governance Council of UK Biobank. The Body in Bioethics ought to prompt all its readers to reflect again on the centrality of those bodies we inhabit.'
Professor Margaret Brazier, Professor in Law at the University of Manchester and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy
About Alastair V. Campbell