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Basic Bioethics

The Basic Bioethics series makes innovative works in bioethics available to a broad audience and introduces seminal scholarly manuscripts, state-of-the-art reference works, and textbooks. Topics engaged include the philosophy of medicine, advancing genetics and biotechnology, end-of-life care, health and social policy, and the empirical study of biomedical life. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged.

Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Scholars discuss the genetic modification of embryonic cells from the viewpoints of traditional Jewish and Christian teaching, considering both the possible therapeutic benefits of this technology and moral concerns about its implementation.

Argues that applied bioethics should embrace utilitarian decision analysis, thus avoiding recommendations expected to do more harm than good.

A Sociocultural Examination of Fetoscopy

An ethnographic study of fetoscopy that considers both the broader cultural context of this high-risk obstetrical procedure and the patient’s individual experience.

Case Studies of Policy Challenges from New Technologies
A Cross-National Study
Moral Dilemmas of Medicine and War
Postconventional Challenges
The Technology of Justice
Edited by David Lazer
Genetics, Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human Condition
Reflections on Health and Beneficence

Explores the philosophical and practical ethical implications of a definition of health as a state that allows us to reach our goals.

Medical Underwriting and Social Policy

Experts discuss the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of genetic testing in determining eligibility for life insurance.

Medicine and Morality in a Time of Crisis

A study of the importance of self-trust for women's autonomy in reproductive health.

Ancient Themes in Contemporary Issues
Science, Ethics, and Public Policy
Why It's Time for Health Care Rationing

A rational look at health care rationing, from ethical, economic, psychological, and clinical perspectives.

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