The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics

Paperback | March 12, 2009

EditorBonnie Steinbock

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Bonnie Steinbock presents The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics - an authoritative, state-of-the-art guide to current issues in bioethics. Thirty-four contributors reflect the interdisciplinarity that is characteristic of bioethics, and its increasingly international character. Thirty topics are covered in original essays written by some of the world's leading figures in the field, as well as by some newer 'up-and-comers'. The essaysaddress both perennial issues, such as the methodology of bioethics, autonomy, justice, death, and moral status, and newer issues, such as biobanking, stem cell research, cloning, pharmacogenomics, and bioterrorism. Other topics concern mental illness and moral agency, the rule of double effect,justice and the elderly, the definition of death, organ transplantation, feminist approaches to commodification of the body, life extension, advance directives, physician-assisted death, abortion, genetic research, population screening, enhancement, research ethics, and the implications of publicand global health for bioethics. Anyone who wants to know how the central debates in bioethics have developed in recent years, and where the debates are going, will want to consult this book. It will be an invaluable resource not only for scholars and graduate students in bioethics, but also for those in philosophy, medicine, law,theology, social science, public policy, and public health who wish to keep abreast of developments in bioethics.

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Bonnie Steinbock presents The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics - an authoritative, state-of-the-art guide to current issues in bioethics. Thirty-four contributors reflect the interdisciplinarity that is characteristic of bioethics, and its increasingly international character. Thirty topics are covered in original essays written by some of...

Bonnie Steinbock is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Albany, State University of New York. Her specialization is biomedical ethics, particularly reproduction and genetics.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.74 inPublished:March 12, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199562415

ISBN - 13:9780199562411

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Part 1: Theoretical and Methodological Issues1. James Childress: Methods in Bioethics2. John Arras: The Way We Reason Now: Reflective Equilibrium in Bioethics3. Bruce Jennings: Autonomy4. Jeanette Kennett: Mental Disorder, Moral Agency, and the Self5. Daniel Sulmasy: 'Reinventing' the Rule of Double EffectPart 2: Justice and Policy6. Soren Holm: Policy-Making in Pluralistic Societies7. Benjamin J. Krohmal and Ezekiel J. Emanuel: Tiers Without Tears: The Ethics of a Two-Tiered Health Care System8. Dennis McKerlie: Justice and the ElderlyPart 3: Bodies and Bodily Parts9. Ronald Munson: Organ Transplantation10. John Harris and Louise Irving: Biobanking11. Carolyn McLeod: For Dignity or Money: Feminists on the Commodification of Women's Reproductive LabourPart 4: The End of Life12. Stuart Youngner: The Definition of Death13. Stephen Post: The Aging Society and the Expansion of Senility: Biotechnological and Treatment Goals14. Felicia Nimue Ackerman: Death is a Punch in the Jaw: Life-Extension and its Discontents15. John K. Davis: Precedent Autonomy, Advance Directives, and End-of-Life Care16. Gerald Dworkin: Physician-Assisted Death: The State of the DebatePart 5: Reproduction and Cloning17. Don Marquis: Abortion Revisited18. Bonnie Steinbock: Moral Status, Moral Value, and Human Embryos: Implications for Stem Cell Research19. Andrea Bonnicksen: Therapeutic Cloning: Politics and PolicyPart 6: Genetics and Enhancement20. Eric Juengst: Population Genetic Research and Screening: Conceptual and Ethical Issues21. Thomas Murray: Enhancement22. Julian Savulescu: Genetic Interventions and the Ethics of Enhancement of Human Beings23. Matthew DeCamp and Allen Buchanan: Pharmacogenomics: Ethical and regulatory issuesPart 7: Research Ethics24. Alex John London: Clinical Equipoise: Foundational Requirement or Fundamental Error25. Jason Karlawish: Research on Cognitively Impaired Adults26. Florencia Luna: Research in Developing Countries27. Alastair Norcross: Animal ExperimentationPart 8: Public and Global Health28. Jeffrey Kahn and Anna Mastroianni: The Implications of Public Health for Bioethics29. Ruth Macklin: Global Health30. Jonathan Moreno: Bioethics and Bioterrorism