Bioethics Beyond the Headlines is a primer in bioethics. You will not find convoluted philosophical arguments in this volume. Rather, you will find an engaging sampling of the key questions in bioethics, including euthanasia, assisted reproduction, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, access to healthcare, and even research on animals and questions of environmental ethics-areas typically overlooked in general introductions to bioethics.
Albert R. Jonsen is professor emeritus of ethics in medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Washington.
Part 1 Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides? An Essay on Ethics and Bioethics Part 2 Clinical Bioethics Chapter 3 Defining Death Chapter 4 Foregoing Life Support: The Quality of Life Chapter 5 Autonomy of the Patient Chapter 6 Euthanasia Chapter 7 Organ Transplantation Chapter 8 Assisted Reproduction Chapter 9 Abortion Part 10 Scientific Bioethics Chapter 11 Research with Humans Chapter 12 Genetics Chapter 13 Neuroscience Chapter 14 Cloning and Stem Cells Research Part 15 The Wider World of Bioethics Chapter 16 Bioethics and the Health Care System Chapter 17 Cultural Bioethics Chapter 18 Animal Ethics Chapter 19 Environmental Ethics Chapter 20 Conclusion Chapter 21 Appendix A: Precis of Moral Philosophy Chapter 22 Appendix B: Precis of History of Medical Ethics Chapter 23 Appendix C: The Frankenstein Analogy Chapter 24 Glossary Chapter 25 Index