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Global Bioethics

Author : Van Rensselaer Potter
Publisher : MSU Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 1988-01-31
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038498379

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Van Rensselaer Potter created and defined the term "bioethics" in 1970, to describe a new philosophy that sought to integrate biology, ecology, medicine, and human values. Bioethics is often linked to environmental ethics and stands in sharp contrast to biomedical ethics. Because of this confusion (and appropriation of the term in medicine), Potter chose to use the term "Global Bioethics" in 1988. Potter's definition of bioethics from Global Bioethics is, "Biology combined with diverse humanistic knowledge forging a science that sets a system of medical and environmental priorities for acceptable survival."

Bioethics, Justice, and Health Care

Author : Wanda Teays,Laura Martha Purdy
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Page : 712 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Assisted suicide
ISBN : UOM:39015050763864

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Bioethics, Justice, and Health Care by Wanda Teays,Laura Martha Purdy Pdf

This new text offers the perspectives necessary for a comprehensive and objective critique of the health care establishment. By including diverse perspectives, students obtain a more accurate sense of the issues and the ethical considerations in a pluralistic society that values justice in its health systems.

An Introduction to Bioethics

Author : Thomas Anthony Shannon
Publisher : Paulist Press
Page : 198 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Bioethics
ISBN : 0809136945

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In its third edition, this is a primer on the major bioethics issues of our time with helpful discussion questions and bibliography. All of the chapters have been revised and updated.

Bioethics Beyond the Headlines

Author : Albert R. Jonsen
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 218 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Bioethics
ISBN : 0742545245

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Bioethics Beyond the Headlines by Albert R. Jonsen Pdf

Bioethics asks fundamental questions. "Who lives? Who dies? Who decides?" These questions are relevant to us all. Too often, the general public's sole encounter with these weighty questions is through sound bites fed to us by the media--where complex, difficult matters are typically presented in superficial and inaccurate terms. Here, renowned bioethicist Albert R. Jonsen equips readers with the tools and background to navigate the fascinating and complex landscape of bioethics. Bioethics Beyond the Headlines is a primer. You will not find convoluted philosophical arguments in this volume. Rather, you will find an engaging sampling of the key questions in bioethics, including euthanasia, assisted reproduction, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, access to healthcare, and even research on animals and questions of environmental ethics--areas typically overlooked in general introductions to bioethics. But a "primer" is not merely a first book--it should also "prime" the interest of the reader, to prepare the mind for a more expansive venture into these issues. Bioethics Beyond the Headlines intends to do just that.

The Foundations of Christian Bioethics

Author : Hugo Tristram Engelhardt
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 452 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Bioethics
ISBN : 902651557X

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The Foundations of Christian Bioethics by Hugo Tristram Engelhardt Pdf

For decades, Engelhardt has alluded to the ethics that binds moral friends. While his 'Foundations of Bioethics' explored the sparse ethics binding moral strangers, this long-awaited volume addresses the morality at the foundations of Christian bioethics. The volume opens with an analysis of the marginalization of Christian bioethics in the 1970s and the irremedial shortcomings of secular ethics in general. Drawing on the Christianity of the first millennium, Engelhardt provides the ontological and epistemological foundations for a Christian bioethics that can remedy the onesidedness of a secular bioethics and supply the bases for a Christian bioethics. The volume then addresses issues from abortion, third-party-assisted reproduction, and cloning, to withholding and withdrawing treatment, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Practices such as free and informed consent are relocated within a traditional Christian morality. Attention is also given to the allocation of scarce resources in health care, and to the challenge of maintaining the Christian identity of physicians, nurses, patients, and health care institutions in a culture that is now post-Christian.

Expanding Horizons in Bioethics

Author : A.W. Galston,Christiana Z. Peppard
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 286 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2005-02-10
Category : Medical
ISBN : 1402030614

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Expanding Horizons in Bioethics by A.W. Galston,Christiana Z. Peppard Pdf

Like its predecessor, New Dimensions in Bioethics, this volume developed out of a series of lectures at Yale University’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies. Each speaker in the Bioethics & Public Policy Seminar Series was invited because of her or his expertise in a given area of bioethics. Each of the more successful participants was invited to contribute a manuscript for publication. The essays are bound together by the application of an ethical analysis to scientific questions, and by consideration of policy implications. At its inception, bioethics was virtually synonymous with medical ethics. As the field grew and attracted new practitioners, it became clear that other applications of this new subject required extension of its scope. For example, environmental ethics, propelled by such authors as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, quickly developed a vigorous literature of its own. More recently, developments in the analysis of the human genome, the enticing medical possibilities offered by the therapeutic use of stem cells, the complexities surrounding the cloning of animals and possibly humans and the development of transgenic agricultural crops have given new impetus to the expansion of traditional bioethical horizons. Bioethics must now adjust to these new realities, for it is clear that public interest in the field is growing as these new challenges appear.


Author : Marcus Düwell
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : LAW
ISBN : 9780415609913

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Bioethics by Marcus Düwell Pdf

This book is a philosophically-oriented introduction to bioethics. It offers the reader an overview of key current debates in bioethics in the areas including organ retrieval, stem cell research, justice in healthcare and issues in environmental ethics including issues surrounding food and agriculture. The book also seeks to go beyond describing the issues in order to provide the reader with the methodological and theoretical tools for a more comprehensive understanding of bioethical debates. The book investigates the theoretical foundations and normative implications of bioethical debates and situates the areas of ethics into their philosophical context.

Arguments and Analysis in Bioethics

Author : Matti Häyry
Publisher : Rodopi
Page : 325 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Bioethics
ISBN : 9789042028029

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Arguments and Analysis in Bioethics by Matti Häyry Pdf

Values in Bioethics (ViB), co-sponsored by the International Association of Bioethics, makes available original philosophical books in all areas of bioethics, including medical and nursing ethics, health care ethics, research ethics, environmental ethics, and global bioethics. --

Harmonizing Bioethics

Author : Michael Cheng-tek Tai
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2023-12-06
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9783643913609

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Harmonizing Bioethics by Michael Cheng-tek Tai Pdf

Harmonizing Bioethics is about relationships of peoples and cultures, our civilizations and living environments. Following the original concept of bioethics by Fritz Jahr, we search for harmonizing discourses in the process of industrialization and globalization. Confucius 'compassion' and Jesus 'love your neighbor' are the global backbones of our actual and future deliberations. 'Do not hurt, be compassionate, be respectful, be responsible'. Issues such as caring for the poor, euthanasia, organ transplantation and physician-lay collaboration and teamwork are discussed in transcultural evaluation. A special aspect of urban bioethics and culture discusses also the influence of artificial intelligence. Building upon these pluriperspective grounds will direct us and the world in future collaboration as a bridge in global ways in integrating peoples and values advancing to a new age for all.

Issues in Bioethics and the Concept of Scale

Author : William Andrew Cook
Publisher : Peter Lang
Page : 152 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Bioethics
ISBN : 1433101998

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Issues in Bioethics and the Concept of Scale arose from the author's deep and committed interest in ecology, moral philosophy, and medicine, and how they are interrelated. William A. Cook expands on the recognition that spatial and temporal scale characteristics are factors in the understanding and modeling of ecological systems and in decision-making around ecological and environmental issues, and introduces this dynamic to the field of bioethics. The concept of scale, from hierarchy theory as it is used in ecology to deal with the complexity and interrelationships of systems, is explored and identified as a factor and potential source of conflict in the field of bioethics. This notion of scale is conceptually useful for considering the complexity of some bioethical issues.

Cultures in Bioethics

Author : Hans-Martin Sass
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Page : 253 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9783643907554

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Cultures in Bioethics by Hans-Martin Sass Pdf

Biotopes and Bioethics are highly complex and adaptable systems of Bios. Individual bios is terminal, but the stream of Bios goes on. Basic properties of Bios such as communication and cooperation, competence and competition, contemplation and calculation, compassion and cultivation come in different shades of light and dark in individuals and species, in history and ecology. Hans-Martin Sass discusses the territories of Bios and Bioethics, based on his involvement in decades of consulting in academia, business and politics. Special attention is given to the vision and role of Bioethics in research and training, in religious and cultural traditions, and in the survival, happiness, and health of corporate, social and political bodies. Hans-Martin Sass is Senior Research Scholar Emeritus at Georgetown University, Washington DC, and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Ruhr University, Bochum. (Series: Practical Ethics - Studies / Ethik in der Praxis - Studien, Vol. 40) [Subject: Bioethics]

Negotiating Bioethics

Author : Adèle Langlois
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2013-08-15
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781136237010

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The sequencing of the entire human genome has opened up unprecedented possibilities for healthcare, but also ethical and social dilemmas about how these can be achieved, particularly in developing countries. UNESCO’s Bioethics Programme was established to address such issues in 1993. Since then, it has adopted three declarations on human genetics and bioethics (1997, 2003 and 2005), set up numerous training programmes around the world and debated the need for an international convention on human reproductive cloning. Negotiating Bioethics presents Langlois' research on the negotiation and implementation of the three declarations and the human cloning debate, based on fieldwork carried out in Kenya, South Africa, France and the UK, among policy-makers, geneticists, ethicists, civil society representatives and industry professionals. The book examines whether the UNESCO Bioethics Programme is an effective forum for (a) decision-making on bioethics issues and (b) ensuring ethical practice. Considering two different aspects of the UNESCO Bioethics Programme – deliberation and implementation – at international and national levels, Langlois explores: how relations between developed and developing countries can be made more equal who should be involved in global level decision-making and how this should proceed how overlap between initiatives can be avoided what can be done to improve the implementation of international norms by sovereign states how far universal norms can be contextualized what impact the efficacy of national level governance has at international level Drawing on extensive empirical research, Negotiating Bioethics presents a truly global perspective on bioethics. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, politics, science and technology studies, bioethics, anthropology, international relations, and public health. A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access at It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.


Author : Bonnie (Professor Emerita of the Department of Philosophy Steinbock, Professor Emerita of the Department of Philosophy University at Albany),Professor Emerita of the Department of Philosophy Bonnie Steinbock,Paul T. (Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Menzel, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Pacific Lutheran University),Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Paul T Menzel
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 329 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2023-02-17
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9780197657997

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Bioethics by Bonnie (Professor Emerita of the Department of Philosophy Steinbock, Professor Emerita of the Department of Philosophy University at Albany),Professor Emerita of the Department of Philosophy Bonnie Steinbock,Paul T. (Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Menzel, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Pacific Lutheran University),Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Paul T Menzel Pdf

The questions and dilemmas of bioethics touch everyone. Should people who refuse to be vaccinated be treated for COVID-19, even if that displaces vaccinated patients with other serious conditions? What restrictions on abortion should there be, if any? Should women be paid to donate eggs? Bioethics: What Everyone Needs to Know ® discusses these and other similar questions facing the public today--as well as providing a way for thinking deeply about them. Steinbock and Menzel first examine major moral theories and how they can be used to analyze bioethical issues. They then provide historical background to the birth of bioethics and explain how it shifted from a paternalistic doctor knows best approach to respect for autonomy, a fundamental value in contemporary bioethics. Subsequent chapters cover advance directives, experimentation on human subjects, the definition of death, physician-assisted dying, abortion, disability, just healthcare systems, the allocation of scarce resources, pharmaceutical drug pricing, assisted reproductive technology, egg donation, surrogate motherhood, sex selection, and the genetic modification of humans. Race and gender are considered throughout, as are the ethical issues raised by pandemics. Steinbock and Menzel consider the controversial questions that surface in the public sphere, explaining the facts, and then evaluating different approaches to resolving them.

Kierkegaard and Bioethics

Author : Johann-Christian Põder
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 217 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2023-04-28
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781000878233

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Kierkegaard and Bioethics by Johann-Christian Põder Pdf

This book explores Kierkegaard’s significance for bioethics and discusses how Kierkegaard’s existential thinking can enrich and advance current bioethical debates. A bioethics inspired by Kierkegaard is not focused primarily on ethical codes, principles, or cases, but on the existential 'how' of our medical situation. Such a perspective focuses on the formative ethical experiences that an individual can have in relation to oneself and others when dealing with medical decisions, interventions, and information. The chapters in this volume explore questions like: What happens when medicine and bioethics meet Kierkegaard? How might Kierkegaard’s writings and thoughts contribute to contemporary issues in medicine? Do we need an existential turn in bioethics? They offer theoretical reflections on how Kierkegaard’s existential thinking might contribute to bioethics and apply Kierkegaardian concepts to debates on health and disease, predictive medicine and enhancement, mental illness and trauma, COVID-19, and gender identity. Kierkegaard and Bioethics will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working on Kierkegaard, bioethics, moral philosophy, existential ethics, religious ethics, and the medical humanities.

Handbook of Bioethics:

Author : G. Khushf
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 687 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2006-04-11
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781402021275

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Handbook of Bioethics: by G. Khushf Pdf

In general, the history of virtue theory is well-documented (Sherman, 1997; O’Neill, 1996). Its relationship to medicine is also recorded in our work and in that of others (Pellegrino and Thomasma, 1993b; 1996; Drane, 1994; Ellos, 1990). General publications stress the importance of training the young in virtuous practices. Still, the popularity of education in virtue is widely viewed as part of a conservative backlash to modern liberal society. Given the authorship of some of these works by professional conservatives like William Bennett (1993; 1995), this concern is authentic. One might correspondingly fear that greater adoption of virtue theory in medicine will be accompanied by a corresponding backward-looking social agenda. Worse yet, does reaffirmation of virtue theory lacquer over the many challenges of the postmodern world view as if these were not serious concerns? After all, recreating the past is the “retro” temptation of our times. Searching for greater certitude than we can now obtain preoccupies most thinkers today. One wishes for the old clarity and certitudes (Engelhardt, 1991). On the other hand, the same thinkers who yearn for the past, like Engelhardt sometimes seems to do, might stress the unyielding gulf between past and present that creates the postmodern reaction to all systems of Enlightenment thought (1996).