Bioethics: Principles, Issues, And Cases

  • Publish Date: 2016-07-15
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Lewis Vaughn

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Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases, Third Edition, explores the philosophical, medical, social, and legal aspects of key bioethical issues. Opening with a thorough introduction to ethics, bioethics, and moral reasoning, it then covers influential moral theories and the criteria for evaluating them. Integrating eighty-nine readings--twelve of them new to this edition--numerous classic bioethical cases, and abundant pedagogical tools, this text addresses the most provocative and controversial topics in bioethics.

PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES:

Classic Case Files describe landmark cases that shaped the debate, while news-making Cases for Evaluation encourage students to form their own opinions

Various text boxes: In Depth boxes contain additional material, illustrations, or analyses, much of it ripped from the headlines ; Fact File boxes provide statistics on the social, medical, and scientific facets of a chapter's topic; and Legal Brief boxes summarize important court rulings and the status of major legislation

Key Terms are boldfaced and boxed off within the text and then defined in a glossary at the back of the book

Applying Major Theories sections at the end of each chapter help students relate theories to the issues

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