Life Choices, Second Edition
A Hastings Center Introduction to Bioethics
Some of the articles are classics in the literature of bioethics, while others address current issues. Topics include moral decision making, abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, life-sustaining technologies, organ transplantation, reproductive technologies, and the allocation of health care resources.
This second edition features new sections on the goals and allocation of medicine and on the cloning of human beings. It also includes new articles on genetics, the duty to die, and ethical theory.
Written by the foremost authorities in bioethics, Life Choices provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. Instructors who have used the first edition as a text will welcome this new, updated edition. Scholars and health care practitioners will find it useful as a valuable reference on a wide range of bioethical issues.
About the Authors
William Frederick Sale is chair of the social science division and associate professor of philosophy at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida.
"An impressive collection of bioethical scholarship by a group of deservedly respected scholars."—Religious Studies Review
"An excellent text and resource...These essays represent some of the finest work by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field."—Doody's Review Service
"The articles . . . represent some of the most important positions taken on the topics under consideration."—Health Progress
"Highly recommended not only to those involved in teaching bioethics but also to a general audience, including practicing physicians."—Canadian Medical Association Journal
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