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.


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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