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About the Book

Contemporary Bioethics: A Reader with Cases brings together more than eighty readings covering all the traditional topic areas in bioethics, including abortion, reproductive ethics, end of life care, research ethics, and the fair allocation of resources. It also introduces cutting-edge material in the field, such as environmental sustainability and climate change, terrorism, neuroethics, immigration, genetic manipulations, and the interconnections between First World and Third World health. Chapter 1 provides a detailed introduction to the field of bioethics, including the history of the field, the development of ethical theory and method in bioethics, and how principles, case studies, and narrative aid in working to resolve moral dilemmas in medicine. Each of the seven topical chapters contains an in-depth introduction, a selection of fifteen to twenty succinct readings representing a range of moral perspectives, discussion questions on the readings, and a collection of seven to ten case studies that allows readers to further explore the issues.

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