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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 come upon with those weighty questions is thru sound bites fed to us through the media—where advanced, tricky issues tend to be provided in superficial and faulty phrases. right here, well known bioethicist Albert R. Jonsen equips readers with the instruments and historical past to navigate the interesting and intricate panorama of bioethics. Bioethics past the Headlines is a primer. you won't locate convoluted philosophical arguments during this quantity. quite, you'll find an attractive sampling of the major questions in bioethics, together with euthanasia, assisted replica, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, entry to healthcare, or even study on animals and questions of environmental ethics—areas normally neglected generally introductions to bioethics. yet a 'primer' isn't simply a primary book—it also needs to 'prime' the curiosity of the reader, to arrange the brain for a extra expansive enterprise into those concerns. Bioethics past the Headlines intends to just do that.

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