Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the 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.
Part 1 Acknowledgements Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Justice, Health, and Healthcare Chapter 4 An Unequal Epidemic in an Unequal World Chapter 5 The Importance of Race and Ethnic Background in Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice Chapter 6 The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act: Planning for and Response to Bioterrorism and Naturally Occuring Infectious Diseases Chapter 7 Collaborating with Industry-Choices for the Academic Medical Center Chapter 8 The Continuing Unethical Conduct of Underpowered Clinical Trials Chapter 9 Effect of Mandatory Parental Notification on Adolescent Girls' Use of Sexual Health Care Services Chapter 10 Economic and Health Consequences of Selling a Kidney in India Chapter 11 Scholarly Watchdogs for an Ethical Netherworld Chapter 12 Clinical and Organizational Factors Associated with Feeding Tube Use Among Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Cognitive Impairment Chapter 13 Xenografts and Retroviruses Chapter 14 Donating Spare Embryos for Embryonic Stem-Cell Research Part 15 About the Contributors