Philosophy: Medical Ethics, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Craig M. Klugman
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  • ISBN-10: 002866342X
  • ISBN-13: 9780028663425
  • DDC: 174.2
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 418 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released July 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Philosophy: Medical Ethics is composed of sixteen chapters covering such topics as abortion, genetic testing, reproductive technologies, and physician-assisted suicide. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. Photos and line art help illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.

Features and Benefits

  • The volume combines features of an introductory textbook with those of a reference resource to effectively engage and educate the user, possibly encouraging students who might not otherwise consider majoring in philosophy.
  • The interdisciplinary nature provides an innovative approach to introducing the field to novices.
  • Individual disciplines can be integrated to form new and unique areas of study; their sources and techniques can be merged to meet evolving research needs.
  • Photos and line art illuminate the text.
  • Each chapter contains a bibliography of sources used and suggestions for further exploration.



  • Craig M. Klugman

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028663330 | ISBN-13: 9780028663333


This work aims to provide an overview of the field while primarily discussing fiduciary relationships and ethical challenges related to financial aspects of medical procedures, including payment for surrogacy and eggs, payments to doctors to promote medications, conflicts of interest, and costs related to organ transplants and public health....The introductory essay outlining the history of the development of biomedical ethics is excellent....Recommended for an undergraduate audience.

— Delilah R. Caldwell

Table of Contents

Reproductive Technologies.
Genetic Testing.
Genetic Interventions: Therapy and Enhancement.
Preparing for the End of Life.
Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.
Conflicts of Interest.
Clinical Ethics Consultation.
Organ Transplants.
Research Ethics.
Public Health Ethics.
Global Health.