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Contemporary debates in bioethics

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This volume features a collection of arguments contributed by many of today's top bioethics scholars, focusing on core bioethical concerns of the twenty-first century. Written in a debate-style for...

This volume features a collection of arguments contributed by many of today's top bioethics scholars, focusing on core bioethical concerns of the twenty-first century. Written in a debate-style format for accessibility to non-specialists, it features general introductions to each topic that precede scholarly debates, and presents the latest, cutting-edge thoughts on relevant bioethics ideas, arguments, and debates. -- From publisher's website.

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edited by Arthur L. Caplan and Robert Arp
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Publication
  • Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014
Physical Details
  • xiii, 521 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBNs
1444337149, 1118328485, 1299712517, 9781118328484, 1444337130, 9781444337136, 9781444337143, 1118328477, 9781118328477
OCLC
ocn828176227, ocn851695600

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

  • Are there universal ethical principles that should govern the conduct of medicine and research worldwide? -- Is it morally acceptable to buy and sell organs for human transplantation? -- Were it physically safe, would human reproductive cloning be acceptable? -- Is the deliberately induced abortion of a human pregnancy ethically justifiable? -- Is it ethical to patent or copyright genes, embryos, or their parts? -- Should a child have the right to refuse medical treatment to which the child's parents or guardians have consented? -- Is physician-assisted suicide ever ethical? -- Should stem cell research utilizing embryonic tissue be conducted? -- Should we prohibit the use of chimpanzees and other great apes in biomedical research? -- Should the United States of America adopt universal health care? -- Is there a legitimate place for human genetic enhancement? -- Can there be agreement as to what constitutes human death? -- Is there ever a circumstance in which a doctor may withhold information? -- Should in vitro fertilization be an option for a woman? -- Are international clinical trials exploitative?

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