This key collection brings together a selection of papers commissioned and published by the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law & Society. It incorporates contributions from a group of international experts along with a selection of short opinion pieces written in response to specific ethical issues. The collection addresses issues arising in biomedical and medical ethics ranging from assisted reproductive technologies to the role of clinical ethics committees. It examines broader societal issues with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment and also focuses on issues of human rights in current global contexts. The contributors collect responses to issues arising from high profile cases such as the legitimacy of war in Iraq to physician-related suicide. The volume will provide a valuable resource for practitioners and academics with an interest in ethics across a range of disciplines.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: Introduction, Nicky Priaulx and Anthony Wrigley; Steering through choppy waters - a tribute to the bioethical nous of Jennifer (Jenny) Gunning 1944-2010, BSc 1st Class (Open University), PhD (Birkbeck). Søren Holm. Theme 1 - Ethics of Care: The ethics of care: resetting our social 'operating system' after Rational Man 2.0 and sorting out what we care about, Nicky Priaulx; Care as cornucopia: a critical ethics of care and fantasies of security in the neoliberal affective economy, Robin Mackenzie; Ethics and choice in healthcare: the case of public v. private cord blood banking, Karen Devine; Still gendered after all this time: care and autonomy in the child custody debates, Susan B. Boyd; Eradicating the badge of inferiority associated with caregiving men: masculinity, vulnerability and the global employment context, Michèle Alexandre. Theme 2 - Theorizing the Ethical: Theorizing the ethical: ethics as a shared means to a shared end, Nicky Priaulx; Why applied ethics?, Ruth Chadwick; Criminalization and the moral responsibility for sexual transmission of HIV, Scott Burris and Matthew Weait; Re-thinking the ethical: everyday shifts of care in biogerontology, Joanna Latimer and Maria Puig de la Bellacasa. Theme 3 - Body Politics: Body politics, Anthony Wrigley; Informed choice not informed consent: shifting focus and protecting interests, Bernadette Richards; Informed choice over informed consent: cracking the old Chesternut?, Tom Hayes; Wanted dead or alive: organ donation and limitations on surrogate consent on non-competent living donors, Anthony Wrigley; Swept under the carpet: why surrogacy law needs urgent review, Kirsty Horsey; Screening applicants for assisted reproduction: complexities and issues, Sonia Allan. Theme 4 - Governance: Governance: creating an ethical architecture, Nicky Priaulx; Human tissue: a common regulatory framework for its procurement, storage and use, Jennifer Gunning; Moving human embryonic stem cells internationally: near-future challenges for the UK Stem Cell Bank and American collaborators, Natasha Hammond-Browning and Neil Stephens; Confidentiality and the family courts: ethical dilemmas for health and social work practice, Julie Doughty; Index.
'It is pleasing to see a collection that so well demonstrates the rich diversity of contemporary ethical debate, in both content and multidisciplinarity. This volume reaches beyond bioethics to embrace other social issues including food, agriculture and human rights. Including as it does commentaries on contemporary "hard cases", with contributions from key academics in the field, it is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Ethics.' Professor Ruth Chadwick, Lancaster University, UK '...the editors have assembled a strong and varied range of contributors from a number of differing academic and professional backgrounds...overall, the papers included are well written, interesting and accessible to those outside of the author's particular academic discipline...this book will provide an excellent and accessible resource for academics, students and practitioners engaged in the examination and study of not only the ethical issues raised in this volume, but also ethics in general.' Medical Law Review