The second edition of Medical Ethics deals accessibly with a broad range of significant issues in bioethics, and presents the reader with the latest developments. This new edition has been greatly revised and updated, with half of the sections written specifically for this new volume.
- An accessible introduction for beginners, offering a combination of important established essays and new essays commissioned especially for this volume
- Greatly revised - half of the selections are new to this edition, including two essays on genetic enhancement and a section on gender, race and culture
- Includes new material on ethical theory as a grounding for understanding the ethical dimensions of medicine and healthcare
- Now includes a short story on organ allocation, providing a vivid approach to the issue for readers
- Provides students with the tools to write their own case study essays
- An original section on health provides a theoretical context for the succeeding essays
- Presents a carefully selected set of readings designed to progressively move the reader to competency in subject comprehension and essay writing
Michael Boylan is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Marymount University. He is the author and editor of 26 books, including his manifesto on social/political philosophy A Just Society (2004), and on cosmopolitanism Morality and Global Justice: Justifications and Applications (2011). Boylan was himself the focus of an edited volume, Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan’s A Just Society (2009). He has served on professional and governmental policy committees and was a fellow at the Center for American Progress and a program presenter at The Brookings Institution. He has been an invited speaker in nine countries around the world, including talks in Oxford, Cambridge, Cologne, Oslo, Dublin, Sydney, and the Sorbonne.
“This book is to be highly recommended to anyone who has an interest in medical ethics. I cannot think of another anthology quite like this: it combines a detailed account of classic themes in medical ethics with original exploration of novel challenges. And it does more than this: it is rich in case studies and other pedagogical devices, which render the book an invaluable resource for anyone involved in medical ethics education.”
—Simona Giordano, Reader in Bioethics, CSEP, The University of Manchester
“Boylan’s latest edition of the text Medical Ethics combines his unifying philosophical considerations with the individual perspectives of other top-notch bioethicists, less well-known essays with classic articles. It should prove to be an excellent resource in the classroom, supporting both careful reflection and meaningful discussion.”
—D. Micah Hester, Chief of the Division of Medical Humanities, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine