The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics

by Peter A. Singer, A. M. Viens

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  • 9780521694438
  • 9780511372506
  • 9781139839068
Medicine and health care generate many bioethical problems and dilemmas that are of great academic, professional and public interest. This comprehensive resource is designed as a succinct yet authoritative text and reference for clinicians, bioethicists, and advanced students seeking a better understanding of ethics problems in the clinical setting. Each chapter illustrates an ethical problem that might be encountered in everyday practice; defines the concepts at issue; examines their implications from the perspectives of ethics, law and policy; and then provides a practical resolution. There are 10 key sections presenting the most vital topics and clinically relevant areas of modern bioethics. International, interdisciplinary authorship and cross-cultural orientation ensure suitability for a worldwide audience. This book will assist all clinicians in making well-reasoned and defensible decisions by developing their awareness of ethical considerations and teaching the analytical skills to deal with them effectively.

  • Cambridge University Press; January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780511372506
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  • Title: The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics
  • Author: Peter A. Singer (ed.); A. M. Viens (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521694438
  • 9780511372506
  • 9781139839068

In The Press

'This is a comprehensive and carefully designed textbook that will attract many users in the health professions. The chapters, written by a group of distinguished authors, are presented in a format that is well suited to interactive educational use.' Bulletin of the World Health Organization