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The second edition of Bioethics: Introduction to History, Methods, and Practice provides readers with a sophisticated introduction to bioethics. It is well suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue careers in ethics and healthcare. It is also a useful resource and a comprehensive reference for professionals.
Although the second edition of Bioethics retains the unique three-pronged approach used in the first edition, covering the history, the moethods, and the practice of bioethics, it differences in key aspects.
Part I: Now emphasizes the early writing of bioethics
Part II: now focuses more sharply on case-based ethical reasoning
Part III: Now presents solely, clinical ethics.
Several new articles delve into cultural issues, feminist perspectives, global health issues, and other recent empirical contributions to bioethics. Discussions of contemporary ethical debates are also examined, including a comparison of the 2005 case of Terri Schiavo to the first right-to-die case of Karen Ann Quinlan in 1975.