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Gregory Pence helped found the Bioethics field and has published in this area for forty years. In this text his single, authorial voice integrates descriptions of some of the most famous bioethics cases and their issues. The text is the only one that follows cases over decades to tell readers what did, and often, what did not, happen. This new edition retains in-depth discussion of famous cases, while providing updated, detailed analysis of newly raised issues.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Ethical Reasoning, Moral Theories, Principles, and Bioethics
Chapter 2: Requests to Die: Non-Terminal Patients
Chapter 3: Requests to Die: Terminal Patients
Chapter 4: Comas: Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan, and Terri Schiavo
Chapter 5: Abortion: The Trial of Kenneth Edelin
Chapter 6: Assisted Reproduction, Multiple Births and Elderly Parents
Chapter 7: Embryos, Stem Cells, and Cloning
Chapter 8 The Ethics of Treating Impaired Babies
Chapter 9: Medical Research on Animals
Chapter 10: Medical Research on Vulnerable Human Subjects
Chapter 11: Surgeons’ Desire for Fame and Ethics of First Transplants
Chapter 12: Just Distribution of Organs: God Committee and Personal Responsibility
Chapter 13: Using One Baby for Another: Babies Fae, Gabriel, & Theresa, and Conjoined
Chapter 14: Ethical Issues of Intersex and Transgender Persons
Chapter 15: Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment The Case of Joyce Brown
Chapter 16: Ethical Issues in Testing for Genetic Disease
Chapter 17: Ethical Issues in Stopping the Global Spread of AIDS
Chapter 18: Ethical Issues with the Affordable Care Act