Engaging Bioethics: An Introduction With Case Studies

1st Edition

Gary Seay, Susana Nuccetelli

Published February 16, 2017
Textbook - 418 Pages
ISBN 9780415837958 - CAT# Y149702

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Engaging Bioethics: An Introduction with Case Studies draws students into this rapidly changing field, helping them to actively untangle the many issues at the intersection of medicine and moral concern. Presuming readers start with no background in philosophy, it offers balanced, philosophically based, and rigorous inquiry for undergraduates throughout the humanities and social sciences as well as for health care professionals-in-training, including students in medical school, pre-medicine, nursing, public health, and those studying to assist physicians in various capacities. Written by an author team with more than three decades of combined experience teaching bioethics, this book offers

  • Flexibility to the instructor, with chapters that can be read independently and in an order that fits the course structure
  • Up-to-date coverage of current controversies on topics such as vaccination, access to health care, new reproductive technologies, genetics, biomedical research on human and animal subjects, medically assisted death, abortion, medical confidentiality, and disclosure

  • Attention to issues of gender, race, cultural diversity, and justice in health care
  • Integration with case studies and primary sources
  • Pedagogical features to help instructors and students, including

    • Chapter learning objectives
    • Text boxes and figures to explain important terms, concepts, and cases
    • End-of-chapter summaries, key words, and annotated further readings
    • Discussion cases and questions
    • Appendices on moral reasoning and the history of ethical issues at the end and beginning of life
    • An index of cases discussed in the book and extensive glossary/index

  • A companion website (http://www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9780415837958/) with a virtual anthology linking to key primary sources, a test bank, topics for papers, and PowerPoints for lectures and class discussion


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