Bioethics

an introduction for the biosciences

Author: T. B. Mepham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199214303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

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Ben Mepham is Special Professor in Applied Bioethics, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham and Visiting Professor in Bioethics, Department of Policy Studies, University of Lincoln, UK. I. The Theoretical Background to Bioethics 1. The Nature of Bioethics 2. Theories of Ethics 3. A Framework for Ethical Analysis II. Bioethics and Human Futures 4. The Biology of Poverty 5. Fertility and Morality 6. Genomics, Eugenics and Integrity III. Bioethics and Animals 7. Human Uses of Animals 8. Experiments on Animals 9. Animals and Modern Biotechnology IV. Bioethics, Plants, and the Environment 10. The First Generation of Genetically Modified Crops 11. Dietary Futures 12. Environmental Sustainability V. Bioethics in Practice 13. Risk, Precaution, and Trust 14. Politics and the Biosciences 15. Bioethics in the Laboratory
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Bioethics

An Introduction for the Biosciences

Author: T. B. Mepham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199267156

Category: Science

Page: 386

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The opening section of 'Bioethics' introduces students to the nature of bioethics and ethical theory. The book goes on to lead students through a broad range of bioethical issues relating to people, animals, and food, before concluding with an overview ofbioethics in practice.
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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Author: David J. Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119977630

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.
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Bioethics

Methods, Theories, Domains

Author: Marcus Düwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415609917

Category: LAW

Page: 304

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This book is a philosophically-oriented introduction to bioethics. It offers the reader an overview of key debates in bioethics relevant to various areas including; organ retrieval, stem cell research, justice in healthcare and issues in environmental ethics, including issues surrounding food and agriculture. The book also seeks to go beyond simply describing the issues in order to provide the reader with the methodological and theoretical tools for a more comprehensive understanding of current bioethical debates. The aim of the book is to present bioethics as an interdisciplinary field, to explore its close relation to other disciplines (such as law, life sciences, theology and philosophy), and to discuss the conditions under which bioethics can serve as an academically legitimate discipline that is at the same time relevant to society. As a systematic and methodologically rigorous overview, Bioethics: Methods, Theories and Principles will be of particular interest to academics and students in the disciplines of Law, Medicine, Ethics and Philosophy. 'This is a book that embraces neither a single ethical theory nor a pragmatic melange of just-so-principles. It is a thoughtful and engaging analysis of diverse theoretical foundations in Bioethics. It is also an enormous step towards conceptual and philosophical clarity in this fascinating area.' - Professor Christian Illies, Chair for Practical Philosophy at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany
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Bioethics Beyond the Headlines

Who Lives? who Dies? who Decides?

Author: Albert R. Jonsen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742545243

Category: Medical

Page: 209

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Bioethics beyond the Headlines is a down-to-earth primer. You will not find convoluted philosophical arguments in this volume. Rather, you will find a sampling of the key concepts and debates in bioethics, including euthanasia, assisted reproduction, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, access to healthcare, and even research on animals and questions of environmental ethics - areas typically overlooked in general introductions to bioethics.
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Life, Love and Children

A Practical Introduction to Bioscience Ethics and Bioethics

Author: Irina Pollard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461502780

Category: Medical

Page: 269

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Discussion of bioscience ethics requires understanding of the science that underpins biological systems impinging on our lives. Unencumbered by the formal structure of ethics, bioethics presents a forum for discussion of practical matters of individual and collective concern. This comprehensive text is a guide to the essentials of bioscience ethics and an interface between applied science and applied bioethics. Early chapters embrace topics affecting human reproduction – substance abuse and parenthood, aging gametes and congenital malformations, child abuse and its biological consequences. Intermediate chapters deal with end-of-life care and euthanasia, human fertility, assisted reproductive technologies, genetic engineering, and cloning. Remaining chapters challenge human-dominated ecosystems. Population growth, economic activity, and warfare – with its environmental consequences – are reviewed. A background section describes the evolution of ethical consciousness, explores the future, and proposes that the reworking of ethical boundaries can enhance mature decision-making in harmony with changing technology.
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New Developments in Biosciences: Their Implications for Laboratory Animal Science

Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1–5 June 1987

Author: Anton Beynen,H.A. Solleveld

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780898383546

Category: Medical

Page: 457

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Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June1-5, 1987
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Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions

Problems and Solutions

Author: Roberts, Tim S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048035

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Twenty years ago, plagiarism was seen as an isolated misdemeanor, restricted to a small group of students. Today it is widely recognized as a ubiquitous, systemic issue, compounded by the accessibility of content in the virtual environment. Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems & Solutions describes the legal and ethical issues surrounding plagiarism, the tools and techniques available to combat the spreading of this problem, and real-life situational examples to further the understanding of the scholars, practitioners, educators, and instructional designers who will find this book an invaluable resource.
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How to Best Teach Bioethics

Report from a Workshop March 2003 Organised by The Nordic Committee on Bioethics and NorFA

Author: Nordisk Ministerråd

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9289310057

Category: Bioethics

Page: 189

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Teaching Bioethics: a Nordic Workshop on How to Best Teach Bioethics" was organized by the Nordic Committee on Bioethics and the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study (NorFA) in March 2003. The workshop brought together thirty-one participants: PhD students, researchers, teachers, and administrators from all the Nordic and Baltic countries, in addition to twenty speakers, as well as most members of the Nordic Committee on Bioethics. The report based on the workshop provides an introduction to the question of teaching bioethics, and discusses how to communicate ethical and scientific issues to journalists and to the general public. The report concentrates on particular methods of teaching bioethics, and illustrates the methods with different topics. Also included in the report are articles based on most of the presentations of methods of teaching bioethics given at the workshop, as well as articles by four of the participants describing their experience of, and views on, the workshop.
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Introduction to Bioethics

Author: John A. Bryant,Linda Baggott la Velle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111871959X

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Provides comprehensive, yet concise coverage of the broad field of bioethics, dealing with the scientific, medical, social, religious, political and international concerns This book offers complete information about all aspects of bioethics and its role in our world. It tackles the concerns of bioethicists, dealing with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, and philosophy. The book introduces the various modes of ethical thinking and then helps the reader to apply that thinking to issues relating to the environment, to plants and animals, and to humans. Written in an accessible manner, Introduction to Bioethics, Second Edition focuses on key issues directly relevant to those studying courses ranging from medicine through to biology and agriculture. Ethical analysis is threaded throughout each chapter and supplementary examples are included to stimulate further thought. In addition there are numerous mini-case studies to aid understanding, together with key references and further reading. Topics covered include genetic modification; GM crops, human genetics and genomics; cloning and stem cells; assisted reproduction; end of life issues; human enhancement; transhumanism and more. A concise introduction covering the whole field of bioethics Ethical analysis included throughout Mini case-studies in each chapter place ethics into specific contexts Includes exercises and commentary to further clarify ethical discussions Now fully revised, updated and re-ordered, with new chapters on Biofuels and on Synthetic Biology Introduction to Bioethics, Second Edition is primarily aimed at undergraduate students taking courses in biomedical sciences, biological sciences, and medicine. It will also be useful to anyone with an interested in the ethics of biological and biomedical science, including science journalists and reporters, who want to inform themselves about current developments.
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