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The Ethics of Abortion Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

3rd Edition

Forthcoming

By Christopher Kaczor
September 30, 2022

Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. This Third Edition of The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying basic rights to fetal human beings, including the views of ...

Agency, Pregnancy and Persons Essays in Defense of Human Life

Agency, Pregnancy and Persons: Essays in Defense of Human Life

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Nicholas Colgrove, Bruce P. Blackshaw, Daniel Rodger
July 22, 2022

This book provides extensive and critical engagement with some of the most recent and compelling arguments favoring abortion choice. It features original essays from leading and emerging philosophers, bioethicists and medical professionals that present philosophically sophisticated and novel ...

Bloody Bioethics Why Prohibiting Plasma Compensation Harms Patients and Wrongs Donors

Bloody Bioethics: Why Prohibiting Plasma Compensation Harms Patients and Wrongs Donors

1st Edition

By James Stacey Taylor
March 11, 2022

This is the first book to argue in favor of paying people for their blood plasma. It does not merely argue that offering compensation to plasma donors is morally permissible. It argues that prohibiting donor compensation is morally wrong—and that it is morally wrong for all of the reasons that are ...

The Limits of Parental Authority Childhood Wellbeing as a Social Good

The Limits of Parental Authority: Childhood Wellbeing as a Social Good

1st Edition

By Johan C. Bester
December 31, 2021

This book offers a novel theory of childhood well-being as a social good. It re-examines our fundamental assumptions about parenting, parental authority, and a liberal society’s role in the raising of children. The author defends the idea that the good of a child is inexorably linked to the good of...

Ethical Issues in Cardiovascular Medicine

Ethical Issues in Cardiovascular Medicine

1st Edition

Edited By David M. Zientek, Mark J. Cherry
November 30, 2021

This book provides an exploration of the ethics of cardiology practice. It provides a variety of frameworks for analyzing ethical issues that arise in cardiovascular medicine. Cardiovascular medicine—the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired diseases of the heart, major arteries, and ...

A New Theory of Conscientious Objection in Medicine Justification and Reasonability

A New Theory of Conscientious Objection in Medicine: Justification and Reasonability

1st Edition

By Robert F. Card
May 05, 2020

This book argues that a conscientiously objecting medical professional should receive an exemption only if the grounds of an objector’s refusal are reasonable. It defends a detailed, contextual account of public reasonability suited for healthcare, which builds from the overarching concept of ...

Uncertain Bioethics Moral Risk and Human Dignity

Uncertain Bioethics: Moral Risk and Human Dignity

1st Edition

By Stephen Napier
September 02, 2019

Bioethics is a field of inquiry and as such is fundamentally an epistemic discipline. Knowing how we make moral judgments can bring into relief why certain arguments on various bioethical issues appear plausible to one side and obviously false to the other. Uncertain Bioethics makes a significant ...

A Virtue-Based Defense of Perinatal Hospice

A Virtue-Based Defense of Perinatal Hospice

1st Edition

By Aaron D. Cobb
August 08, 2019

Perinatal hospice is a novel form of care for an unborn child who has been diagnosed with a significantly life-limiting condition. In this book, Aaron D. Cobb develops a virtue-based defense of the value of perinatal hospice. He characterizes its promotion and provision as a common project of ...

Care Ethics and Social Structures in Medicine

Care Ethics and Social Structures in Medicine

1st Edition

By Ruth E. Groenhout
November 05, 2018

This book examines the central structures in medicine—medical knowledge, economics, technological innovation, and medical authority—from the perspective of an ethics of care. The author analyzes each of these structures in detail before considering the challenges they present to end of life care. ...

The Bioethics of Pain Management Beyond Opioids

The Bioethics of Pain Management: Beyond Opioids

1st Edition

By Daniel S. Goldberg
November 28, 2017

In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the ...

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

1st Edition

By Helen Watt
November 28, 2017

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth addresses the unique moral questions raised by pregnancy and its intimate bodily nature. From assisted reproduction to abortion and ‘vital conflict’ resolution to more everyday concerns of the pregnant woman, this book argues for pregnancy as a close...

The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease

The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease

1st Edition

By Mary Ann Cutter
May 24, 2017

Our understanding of gender carries significant bioethical implications. An errant account of gender-specific disease can lead to overgeneralizations, undergeneralizations, and misdiagnoses. It can also lead to problems in the structure of health-care delivery, the creation of policy, and the ...

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