Bioethics for Beginners maps the giant dilemmas posed by new technologies and medical choices, using 60 cases taken from our headlines, and from the worlds of medicine and science.
This eminently readable book takes it one case at a time, shedding light on the social, economic and legal side of 21st century medicine while giving the reader an informed basis on which to answer personal, practical questions such as:
Unlocking the debate behind the headlines, this book combines clear thinking with the very latest from the frontiers of science and medicine, enabling readers to decide for themselves exactly what the scientific future should hold.
About the author
Dr. Glenn McGee is John B. Francis Endowed Chair in Bioethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the founding editor of The American Journal of Bioethics and a leading authority on ethical issues in science and medicine. McGee's books include The Perfect Baby (2nd edition, 2000), The Human Cloning Debate (with A. Caplan, 4th edition, 2004), and the best-selling Beyond Genetics: The User's Guide to DNA (2004). In addition, he has authored hundreds of scholarly papers about ethical, legal and social issues in medicine.
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