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The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics Vardit Ravitsky

The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics

Vardit Ravitsky

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With sixty-eight chapters written by eighty experts, the Guide, written in accessible language, provides an integrated overview of this important and complex field. Starting with sections that present both classical and emerging topics in bioethics,MoreWith sixty-eight chapters written by eighty experts, the Guide, written in accessible language, provides an integrated overview of this important and complex field. Starting with sections that present both classical and emerging topics in bioethics, the book journeys through the bioethical challenges faced along the life course, from reproduction through childhood to the end of life. The Guide contains chapters on controversial topics such as:NeuroethicsResearch misconductConscientious refusals by physiciansHuman gene patenting and biobanksMaking decisions for childrenAccess to affordable medical careBioethics and national securityPublic health ethics and the ethics of vaccinationOrgan traffickingHospice, advance directives and palliative careThe Penn Center Guide to Bioethics, prepared under the auspices of the Center for Bioethics and drawing on its faculty, fellows and visitors past and present, will be an essential resource for all health care practitioners, researchers, and students who struggle daily with ethical issues. This book will also help patients, their family members, and loved ones as they seek answers to bioethical issues that have touched their lives. Finally, it will allow any reader a deeper understanding of the vibrant world of bioethics as it unfolds.