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Bioethics, 3rd Edition

  • Nancy Jecker
  • Albert Jonsen
  • Robert Pearlman
  • ISBN-10: 0763785520
  • ISBN-13: 9780763785529
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Bioethics: An Introduction to the History, Methods, and Practice, Third Edition provides readers with a modern and diverse look at bioethics while also looking back at early bioethics cases that set ethical standards in healthcare. It is well suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue careers in nursing, allied health, or medicine, as well as professionals seeking a comprehensive reference in the field. The authors retain the unique three-pronged approach, discussing the history, the methods, and the practice of bioethics. This approach provides students with a breadth of information, focusing on all sides of the issue, which will allow them to think critically about current bioethical topics. The third edition is updated throughout with new information and cases including, the latest on genetics and reproductive technology, physician-assisted suicide, as well as numerous new cases. Show More Show Less


  • Several new articles delve into cultural issues, global health topics, and other recent empirical contributions to bioethics.

  • Only text of its kind to provide a solid introduction to ethics from three distinct perspectives

  • Discusses the history of bioethics, explaining its emergence as a discipline and discourse

  • Looks carefully at ethical reasoning and the justification of moral beliefs

  • Early material prepares students to turn a critical eye to the topics of bioethics, including ethical issues that arise at the beginning and end of life