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Biomedical Ethics by Walter Glannon
Book DescriptionBiomedical Ethics is a brief philosophical introduction to the most important ethical questions and arguments in six areas of biomedicine: the patient-doctor relationship; medical research on humans; reproductive rights and technologies; genetics; medical decisions at the end of life; and the allocation of scarce medical resources. The topics cover both perennial ethical issues in medicine, such as doctors' duties to patients, and recent and emerging ethical issues in scientific innovation, such as gene therapy and cloning. The scope of the book captures the historical, contemporary, and future-oriented flavor of these areas in a concise and accessible way, and is ideal for courses in contemporary moral problems, introduction to ethics, and introduction to bioethics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195144314
(209mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Walter Glannon
Free Will and the Brain, Hardback (September 2015)
Examines how neuroscience can inform the concept of free will and associated practices of moral and criminal responsibility.
Brain, Body, and Mind, Hardback (June 2011)
This book is a discussion of the neuroscience ethics and the ethics of neuroscience. It examines the neurobiological basis of moral reasoning and decision-making, as well as ethical issues related to interventions in the brain.
Bioethics and the Brain, Paperback (July 2008)
This is the first single-author book on what has come to be known as neuroethics. Walter Glannon uses a philosophical framework that is fully informed by cutting edge neuroscience as well as contemporary legal cases such as Terri Schiavo, to offer readers an introduction to this fascinating topic.
Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Walter Glannon
Where is the line between instinct and free will in humans? How far can technology and medicine go to manipulate the brain? This book looks at neuroethics, exploring six broad areas - free will, moral responsibility, and legal responsibility; psychopharmacology; and brain injury and brain death.
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Author Biography - Walter Glannon
Walter Glannon is Canada Research Chair in Medical Bioethics and Ethical Theory at the University of Calgary, where he is Associate Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Community Health Sciences.
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