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Uncertain Bioethics (Open Access): Moral Risk and Human Dignity

Uncertain Bioethics (Open Access): Moral Risk and Human Dignity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stephen Napier
August 02, 2019

Bioethics is a field of inquiry and as such is fundamentally an epistemic discipline. Knowing how we make moral judgments can bring into relief why certain arguments on various bioethical issues appear plausible to one side and obviously false to the other. Uncertain Bioethics makes a significant...

Care Ethics and Social Structures in Medicine

Care Ethics and Social Structures in Medicine

1st Edition

Ruth E. Groenhout
November 05, 2018

This book examines the central structures in medicine—medical knowledge, economics, technological innovation, and medical authority—from the perspective of an ethics of care. The author analyzes each of these structures in detail before considering the challenges they present to end of life care....

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

1st Edition

Helen Watt
November 28, 2017

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth addresses the unique moral questions raised by pregnancy and its intimate bodily nature. From assisted reproduction to abortion and ‘vital conflict’ resolution to more everyday concerns of the pregnant woman, this book argues for pregnancy as a close...

The Bioethics of Pain Management: Beyond Opioids

The Bioethics of Pain Management: Beyond Opioids

1st Edition

Daniel S. Goldberg
November 28, 2017

In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the...

The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease

The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease

1st Edition

Mary Ann Cutter
May 24, 2017

Our understanding of gender carries significant bioethical implications. An errant account of gender-specific disease can lead to overgeneralizations, undergeneralizations, and misdiagnoses. It can also lead to problems in the structure of health-care delivery, the creation of policy, and the...

Medical Ethics, Prediction, and Prognosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Medical Ethics, Prediction, and Prognosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio, Francesco Sporing, John-Stewart Gordon
April 17, 2017

Recent scientific developments, in particular advances in pharmacogenetics and molecular genetics, have given rise to numerous predictive procedures for detecting predispositions to diseases in patients. This knowledge, however, does not necessarily promise benign results for either patients or...

Parental Obligations and Bioethics: The Duties of a Creator

Parental Obligations and Bioethics: The Duties of a Creator

1st Edition

Bernard G. Prusak
November 03, 2016

This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak argues that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that constrain the liberty of would-be parents to do as they wish. Moreover, these obligations...

Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics

Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics

1st Edition

James Stacey Taylor
May 21, 2015

Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics offers a highly distinctive and original approach to the metaphysics of death and applies this approach to contemporary debates in bioethics that address end-of-life and post-mortem issues. Taylor defends the controversial Epicurean view that death is not a...

Human Dignity in Bioethics: From Worldviews to the Public Square

Human Dignity in Bioethics: From Worldviews to the Public Square

1st Edition

Stephen Dilley, Nathan J. Palpant
May 21, 2015

Human Dignity in Bioethics brings together a collection of essays that rigorously examine the concept of human dignity from its metaphysical foundations to its polemical deployment in bioethical controversies. The volume falls into three parts, beginning with meta-level perspectives and moving to...

The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

2nd Edition

Christopher Kaczor
December 15, 2014

Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. This Second Edition of The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying fetal personhood, including the views of those who defend not...

Annals of Bioethics: Regional Perspectives in Bioethics

Annals of Bioethics: Regional Perspectives in Bioethics

1st Edition

Mark J. Cherry, John F. Peppin
September 12, 2014

Regional Perspectives in Bioethics" illustrates the ways in which the national and international political landscape encompasses persons from diverse and often fragmented moral communities with widely varying moral intuitions, premises, evaluations and commitments....

Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility

Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility

1st Edition

Nancy M.P. King, Michael J Hyde
March 19, 2014

Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility explores the role of democratically oriented argument in promoting public understanding and discussion of the benefits and burdens of biotechnological progress. The contributors examine moral and policy controversies surrounding biomedical...

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