"Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." -- A. P. Schwab, Indiana University-- Purdue University Fort Wayne
"The introduction of 16 pages by the editor is riveting and ties the whole volume together, under the title "First Steps Toward a Comparative Anthropology and Sociology of Globalizing Bioethics: Reflecting on the Cultural Meanings and Social Functions of Bioethics" ... it has significant utility in the evolution of bioethics training courses that still are being established with 20th-century (actually 18th-century!) colonist ideology, and this would be on my required reading list for graduates in bioethics in any country, and for anyone involved in bioethics education globally." -- Darryl R. J. Macer, UNESCO, The American Journal of Bioethics
"In this book, studies from high-, low- and middle-income countries are presented by 27
authors, 12 are trained bioethicists/philosophers, 10 social scientists and 5 physicians... The book is well written and includes a detailed index. All in all, a worthwhile and important contribution to self-reflection by all concerned in global public health thinking." -- European Journal of Public Health
About the Author
Catherine Myser, Ph.D., has dual professional training in Philosophy/Bioethics and Anthropology, and has served on faculty at medical schools and hospitals in six countries. Her research specialties are clinical, cross-cultural, and international bioethics, and global health, with special focus on engaging marginalized communities and reducing health disparities in the USA and overseas. She has received multiple Fulbright scholarships and other funding to conduct bioethics and clinical ethics fieldwork in Sweden, India, South Africa, Australia, Turkey, and the USA. Her publications have appeared in, e.g.: American Journal of Bioethics; Anthropology News; Journal of Clinical Ethics; Journal of Law and Medicine; Journal of Medical Ethics, Literature and Medicine; Medical Education; Medical Journal of Australia ; Seminars in Perinatology; A Companion to Bioethics; and The Ethics of Bioethics.