Bioethics: An Anthology (4TH ED)

Bioethics: An Anthology (4TH ED)

The new edition of the classic collection of key readings in bioethics, fully updated to reflect the latest developments and main issues in the field

For more than two decades, Bioethics: An Anthology has been widely regarded as the definitive single-volume compendium of seminal readings on both traditional and cutting-edge ethical issues in biology and medicine. Acclaimed for its scope and depth of coverage, this landmark work brings together compelling writings by internationally-renowned bioethicist to help readers develop a thorough understanding of the central ideas, critical issues, and current debate in the field.

Now fully revised and updated, the fourth edition contains a wealth of new content on ethical questions and controversies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, advances in CRISPR gene editing technology, physician-assisted death, public health and vaccinations, transgender children, medical aid in dying, the morality of ending the lives of newborns, and much more. Throughout the new edition, carefully selected essays explore a wide range of topics and offer diverse perspectives that underscore the interdisciplinary nature of bioethical study. Edited by two of the field's most respected scholars, Bioethics: An Anthology:

  • Covers an unparalleled range of thematically-organized topics in a single volume
  • Discusses recent high-profile cases, debates, and ethical issues
  • Features three brand-new sections: Conscientious Objection, Academic Freedom and Research, and Disability
  • Contains new essays on topics such as brain death, life and death decisions for the critically ill, experiments on humans and animals, neuroethics, and the use of drugs to ease the pain of unrequited love
  • Includes a detailed index that allows the reader to easily find terms and topics of interest
  • Bioethics: An Anthology, Fourth Edition remains a must-have resource for all students, lecturers, and researchers studying the ethical implications of the health-related life sciences, and an invaluable reference for doctors, nurses, and other professionals working in health care and the biomedical sciences.

    Publication Date: 
    September 8, 2021