Bioethics in a European Perspective

byH.A. Ten HaveEditorBert Gordijn

Paperback | December 15, 2010

Bioethics in a European Perspective by H.A. Ten Have
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In this book, developed by a group of collaborating scholars in bioethics from different European countries, an overview is given of the most salient themes in present-day bioethics. The themes are discussed in order to enable the reader to have an in-depth overview of the state of the art in bioethics. Introductory chapters will guide the reader through the relevant dimensions of a particular area, while subsequent case discussions will help the reader to apply the ethical theories to specific clinical problems and health policy queries. The book focuses on perspectives typical for the European context. This highlights not only particular bioethical themes such as social justice, choices in health care, and health policy (e.g., in post-communist countries), it also emphasizes specific approaches in ethical theory, in relation to Continental philosophies such as phenomenology and hermeneutics.
Because of its articulation of what is typical for the European health care setting as well as for bioethical debate, this book is unique in comparison to existing textbooks in bioethics.
The book is an introductory textbook acquainting the reader with the major issues in present-day health care as well as the various theoretical and practical approaches to clarify these issues.
Preface. List of contributors. Introduction. Part 1: Foundations and History of Bioethics. 1.1. History of medical ethics; D. Gracia. 1.2. Theoretical models and approaches to ethics; H.A.M.J. ten Have. Part 2: Person and Body. 2.1. The human body; W.J.M. Dekkers. 2.2. What is a person? M. Evans. Part 3: Person and Community. 3.1. Soci...
Title:Bioethics in a European PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:548 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:548 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048158729

ISBN - 13:9789048158720

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