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Bioethics; health care law and ethics, 7th ed.


Bioethics; health care law and ethics, 7th ed.

Furrow, Barry R. and Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy Stolzfus Jost, and Robert L. Schwartz.



588 pages


American casebook series


Furrow (health law, Drexel U.), Greaney (health law, St. Louis U.), Johnson (health care ethics, St. Louis U.), Jost (law, Washington and Lee U.), and Schwartz (law, U. New Mexico) offer this dense volume on ethics in biomedical practice and research. The introductory chapter frames the field of ethics in philosophical, historical, and legal terms and lays the groundwork for the following chapters. Each following chapter then addresses a specific issue or field of ethical debate. Reproductive technologies including assisted fertilization and abortion, treatment of genetic information, organ transplants, determination of death, life and death decisions including assisted suicide, regulation of human subjects research, and public health policy are discussed. Case law is referenced extensively and a table of cases is provided at the fron.

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