The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics

by Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Autumn Fiester, PhD & Vardit Ravitsky, PhD
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Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Publication Date: May 27, 2016

ISBN: 9780826117311

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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 byChoice!

"[A] set of almost 70 essays, all well informed and many with attitude."

Harold Shapiro, PhD
Professor Emeritus and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Princeton University, Former Chair, National Bioethics Advisory Board

"This most noteworthy and authoritative collection of 67 essays...represents 'the Penn way of doing bioethics' ....The Penn Center is widely known for multidisciplinary scholarship that emphasizes empirical inquiry on bioethical issues coupled with practical application(s)....The book provides excellent coverage of...both classical topics (e.g., informed consent, infertility, eugenics) and emerging issues (e.g., cloning, nonprofessional caregiving, privacy of thought in the age of brain imaging). The contributors, including the three editors, are either well-established or emerging scholars. Each essay offers historical background, an overview of relevant issues, a conclusion, and a list of references....Summing Up: Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

"This well-written book addresses a wide-ranging assortment of traditional bioethics issues that persist in the field as well as contemporary bioethics concerns that have evolved with new technologies and medical advances. This is a great resource for scholars in bioethics as well as various other relevant disciplines concerned with bioethical issues." Score: 96, 4 stars--Doody's Medical Reviews

The Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania is the internationally recognized leader in bioethical education and research. Its interdisciplinary faculty is drawn from the fields of medicine, law, nursing, education, philosophy, psychology, and religious studies. Arthur L.