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Bioethics Beyond the Headlines: Who Lives? Who Dies? Who by Albert R. Jonsen

By Albert R. Jonsen

Bioethics asks primary questions. 'Who lives? Who dies? Who decides?' those questions are proper to us all. Too frequently, the final public's sole stumble upon with those weighty questions is thru sound bites fed to us through the media—where advanced, tough concerns are usually provided in superficial and erroneous phrases. right here, well known bioethicist Albert R. Jonsen equips readers with the instruments and history to navigate the attention-grabbing and complicated panorama of bioethics. Bioethics past the Headlines is a primer. you won't locate convoluted philosophical arguments during this quantity. fairly, you will discover a fascinating sampling of the foremost questions in bioethics, together with euthanasia, assisted replica, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, entry to healthcare, or even learn on animals and questions of environmental ethics—areas in most cases ignored mostly introductions to bioethics. yet a 'primer' isn't purely a primary book—it must also 'prime' the curiosity of the reader, to arrange the brain for a extra expansive enterprise into those concerns. Bioethics past the Headlines intends to do exactly that.

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