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Description - Biomedical Ethics by Walter Glannon

Biomedical 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 Details

ISBN: 9780195144314
ISBN-10: 0195144317
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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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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