Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, this series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.
Thomas A. Shannon is professor of religion and social ethics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of many articles and books in Catholic Social Thought, bioethics, and genetics. He is co-author with Thomas Massaro of Catholic Perspectives on Peace and War, with James Walter of The New Genetic Medicine, and is the editor of the series Readings in Bioethics for Sheed & Ward.
Chapter 1 Biology, Consciousness, and the Definition of Death Chapter 2 Catholic Teaching on Prolonging Life: Setting the Record Straight Chapter 3 Tube Feeding and Advance Progressive Dementia Chapter 4 Secondary and Tertiary Pallative Care in the US Hospitals Chapter 5 The Oregon Report: Don't Ask, Don't Tell Chapter 6 Responding to Requests for Physician-Assisted Suicide: These Are Uncharted Waters for Both of Us... Chapter 7 Physician-Assisted Suicide: Ten Questions Chapter 8 I Could Not Give Her Health but I Could Give Her Rest: It's Over, Debbie Chapter 9 The History of Euthanasia Debates in the United States and Britain Chapter 10 Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act