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Bioethics in the 21st Century

Bioethics is primarily an applied ethics of health related issues. It is considered an important guide for health care and its discourses and practices. Health related technology, such as information technology, is changing rapidly. Bioethics should arguably address such change as well as continue to address more established areas of health care and emerging areas of social concern such as climate change and its relation to health. This book illustrates the range of bioethics in the 21st century. The book is intentionally not comprehensive but rather illustrative of established, emerging and speculative bioethics, such as ethics of mental health care, ethics of nano-technology in health care, and ethics of cryogenics, respectively. Hopefully the book will motivate readers to reflect on health care as a work in progress that requires continuous ethical deliberation and guidance.

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Bioethics in the 21st CenturyEdited by Abraham Rudnick

Published: November 25th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/773

ISBN: 978-953-307-270-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6587-3

Copyright year: 2011

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10 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introduction to Bioethics in the 21st Century

By Abraham Rudnick and Kyoko Wada


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2. End of Life Treatment Decision Making

By Juan Pablo Beca and Carmen Astete


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3. Ethics Related to Mental Illnesses and Addictions

By Barbara J. Russell


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4. Resource Allocation in Health Care

By Giovanni Putoto and Renzo Pegoraro


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5. Ethics and Medically Assisted Procreation: Reconsidering the Procreative Relationship

By Laurent Ravez


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6. Stem Cells: Ethical and Religious Issues

By Farzaneh Zahedi-Anaraki and Bagher Larijani


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7. The “Cultural Differences” Argument and Its Misconceptions: The Return of Medical Truth-Telling in China

By Jing-Bao Nie


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8. Nanotechnology and Ethics: Assessing the Unforeseeable

By Monique Pyrrho


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9. Speculative Ethics: Valid Enterprise or Tragic Cul-De-Sac?

By Gareth Jones, Maja Whitaker and Michael King


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