A Handbook of Bioethics Terms
A Handbook of Bioethics Terms is a handy and concise glossary-style reference featuring over 400 entries on the significant terms, expressions, titles, and court cases that are most important to the field. Most entries are cross-referenced, making this handbook a valuable addition to the bookshelves of undergraduate and graduate students in health care ethics, physicians and nurses, members of institutional ethics committees and review boards, and others interested in bioethics.
A sampling of terms from the handbook:
DNR (Do Not Resuscitate)
Primum non nocere
Formalism: In ethical theory, a type of deontology in which an action is judged to be right if it is in accord with a moral rule, and wrong if it violates a moral rule.
Xenograft: Organ or tissue transplanted from one individual to another individual of another species. (See Transplantation, organ and tissue)
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"A superb supplementary text for any course in bioethics. . . . a very useful, comprehensive, accurate, clear, and concise explanation of the vast majority of core concepts and terms that are likely to be introduced in a contemporary bioethics course."—Leonard M. Fleck, Michigan State University
"A valuable addition to the bioethics literature. It offers a clear, comprehensive, and reliable guide to key terms in bioethics discourse. It will be a treasure for students and others pursuing bioethics."—James F. Childress, Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics and director of the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, University of Virginia
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