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Description - Life Choices by Joseph H. Howell

An authoritative introduction to bioethics, "Life Choices" examines a comprehensive range of ethical questions and brings together some of the most probing and instructive essays published in the field. Some of the articles are classics in the literature of bioethics, while others address current issues. Topics include moral decision making, abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, life-sustaining technologies, organ transplantation, reproductive technologies, and the allocation of health care resources. This second edition features new sections on the goals and allocation of medicine and on the cloning of human beings. It also includes new articles on genetics, the duty to die, and ethical theory. Written by the foremost authorities in bioethics, "Life Choices" provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. Instructors who have used the first edition as a text will welcome this new, updated edition. Scholars and health care practitioners will find it useful as a valuable reference on a wide range of bioethical issues.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780878407576
ISBN-10: 087840757X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 616
Imprint: Georgetown University Press
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph H. Howell

Joseph H. Howell is director of instructional technology at Pensacola Junior College. William Frederick Sale is chair of the social science division and associate professor of philosophy at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida.