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. The book will motivate readers to reflect on health care as a work in progress that requires continuous ethical deliberation and guidance.
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.
1 Introduction to Bioethics in the 21st Century
2 End of Life Treatment Decision Making
3 Ethics Related to Mental Illnesses and Addictions
4 Resource Allocation in Health Care
5 Ethics and Medically Assisted Procreation: Reconsidering the Procreative Relationship
6 Stem Cells: Ethical and Religious Issues
7 The 'Cultural Differences'Argument and Its Misconceptions: The Return of Medical Truth-Telling in China
8 Nanotechnology and Ethics: Assessing the Unforeseeable
9 Speculative Ethics: Valid Enterprise or Tragic Cul-De-Sac?
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