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Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases [Paperback]

Lewis Vaughn
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March 13, 2009 0195182820 978-0195182828 1
The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible introduction available, Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases explores the philosophical, medical, social, and legal aspects of key bioethical issues. Lewis Vaughn offers students a truly unique hybrid text that combines introductory and explanatory material; a wide variety of current readings; classic and contemporary cases; and more robust pedagogy than any other text.
Opening with a thorough introduction to ethics, bioethics, and moral reasoning, Bioethics then covers influential moral theories and the criteria for evaluating them; this gives students the background to relate moral principles and theories to current controversies. Integrating seventy-seven readings, numerous cases, and abundant pedagogical tools, the book addresses the most provocative and controversial topics in bioethics, including paternalism and patient autonomy, truth-telling and confidentiality, informed consent, clinical trials, abortion, assisted reproduction, surrogacy, cloning, genetic testing, gene therapy, embryonic stem-cell dilemmas, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, and the just allocation of health-care resources. With a lucid writing style and a focus on critical thinking that engages students and keeps them interested, Bioethics is ideal for courses in bioethics, biomedical ethics, and medical ethics. In addition, its modular structure gives instructors great flexibility in designing and teaching their courses.

Pedagogical Features:
* "Classic Case Files" describe landmark cases that shaped the debate, while news-making "Cases for Evaluation" encourage students to form their own opinions
* Various text boxes: "In Depth" boxes contain additional material, illustrations, or analyses, much of it "ripped from the headlines"; "Fact File" boxes provide statistics on the social, medical, and scientific facets of a chapter's topic; and "Legal Brief" boxes summarize important court rulings and the status of major legislation
* "Key Terms" are boldfaced and boxed off within the text and then defined in a glossary at the back of the book
* "Applying Major Theories" sections at the end of each chapter help students relate theories to the issues
* Unique Support Package (not available with any other text): An Instructor's Manual and Testbank (available in print and on CD) features reading summaries, essay questions, key terms, sample syllabi, and numerous test questions; a Companion Website contains Powerpoint lecture outlines, reading summaries, student self-test questions, flashcards, and helpful web links

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About the Author


Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Power of Critical Thinking, Third Edition (OUP, 2010); How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age, Fifth Edition (2007); Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues (2007); Doing Philosophy: An Introduction Through Thought Experiments, Fourth Edition (2010); and Writing Philosophy: A Student??s Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays (OUP, 2005). He is also coeditor (with Louis P. Pojman) of Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Seventh Edition (OUP, 2008) and The Moral Life, Third Edition (OUP, 2007).

Product Details

  • Paperback: 696 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195182820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195182828
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of several books, including: Philosophy Here and Now (2013); Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases, Second Edition (2013); Great Philosophical Arguments (2012); Classics of Philosophy (2011); Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Eighth Edition (2012); How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age, Sixth Edition (2011); Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues, Third Edition (2013); Doing Philosophy: An Introduction Through Thought Experiments, Fourth Edition (2010); The Moral Life, Fourth Edition (2011); and Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays (OUP, 2005).

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4.0 out of 5 stars I use this book as a reference September 13, 2011
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Many of the classes I attend require APA papers that include moral arguments as well as medical discussion. I frequently use this book as a reference, it presents interesting case studies and clear definitions of the terms used specifically in bioethics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Textbook arrived on time and in good shape March 14, 2014
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Not a lot to be said about this, other than it was a required textbook for my daughter, and it was received quickly and in good shape. Amazon Prime is the way to go when it comes to buying textbooks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good February 21, 2014
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I have this oder 5 stars because The Book was in good condition and I bought it for a reasonable price.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Book February 20, 2014
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This is a great book to reference, but it's the most confusing book I have ever owned. Overall, I recommend purchasing the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book June 2, 2013
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My daughter used the book in a class at the University and just recently graduated with a degree in Bio-Chemistry. It will remain in her library for future references.
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