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Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases
Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases

Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases, 9th Edition

ISBN10: 1260241041 | ISBN13: 9781260241044
By Gregory Pence

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Medical Ethics, 9e provides an in-depth study of Bioethics authored by a pioneer in the field. The thought-provoking content affords students the opportunity to think beyond what is presented in the book, enabling them to actively assess what they have read. It includes discussions of famous cases while providing detailed analyses of the issues those cases raise. Pence integrates descriptions of the cases and their issues with historical overviews, following cases over decades to tell readers what did, and often what did not, happen. They will benefit from a new chapter on the ethics of weight management, a half chapter devoted to the opioid epidemic and links in each chapter to online videos that dramatize the cases and issues discussed throughout this new edition.

Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases, 9e

CHAPTER 1: Good and Bad Ethical Reasoning; Moral Theories and Principles
CHAPTER 2: Requests to Die: Terminal and Nonterminal Patients
CHAPTER 3: Comas: Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan, and Terri Schiavo
CHAPTER 4: Abortion: The Trial of Kenneth Edelin
CHAPTER 5: Assisted Reproduction, Multiple Gestations, Surrogacy, and Elderly Parents
CHAPTER 6: Embryos, Stem Cells, and Reproductive Cloning
CHAPTER 7: Impaired Babies and the Americans with Disabilities Act
CHAPTER 8: Medical Research on Animals
CHAPTER 9: Medical Research on Vulnerable Populations
CHAPTER 10: Ethical Issues in First-Time Organ Surgeries
CHAPTER 11: The God Committee
CHAPTER 12: Using One Baby for Another
CHAPTER 13: Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Intersex and Transgender Persons
CHAPTER 14: Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment and Research on People with Schizophrenia
CHAPTER 15: Ethical Issues in Pre-Symptomatic Testing for Genetic Disease: Nancy Wexler, Angelina Jolie, Diabetes and Alzheimer’s
CHAPTER 16: Ethical Issues in Stopping the Global Spread of Infectious Diseases: AIDS, Ebola, and Zika
CHAPTER 17: Ethical Issues of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
CHAPTER 18: Ethical Issues in Medical Enhancement (and their effect on people with Disabilities)
CHAPTER 19: Ethical Issues in Treating Alcoholism and Addiction
CHAPTER 20: The Ethics of Weight Management

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Gregory Pence

Gregory Pence is one of the pioneering bioethicists of America. Having taught for thirty years in a medical school, he has seen many past prophecies of doom fail. He is optimistic about biotechnology.

He is internationally famous for defending cloning and genetically modified food against bioLuddites who oppose research on stem cells and cloning. Because of his views, his talks have been picketed by Greenpeace and anti-cloning zealots.

His Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of the Cases that Shaped Medical Ethics, 4th ed., 2003, is one of the standard textbooks of bioethics. His Who's Afraid of Human Cloning? (1998) is already regarded as a classic in bioethics for its rigorous attack on opponents of cloning. His Designer Food: Mutant Harvest or Breadbasket of the World? won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2003. His Cloning After Dolly: Who's STILL Afraid of Human Cloning? appeared in late 2004 to high praise.

He doesn't think the sky will fall if a cloned baby is born. In opposing laws against cloning, he was asked to testify in 2001 before Congress and in 2002 before the California Senate.

Constantly in demand for national television, Pence has been interviewed on Bobby Battista's "Talk Back Live," "The Point" with Gretta von Susteren on CNN, "The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel" on CBS, "Wolf Blitzer's Washington" on CNN, as well as on National Public Radio's "Marketplace" and its "Weekend Edition." He has also been interviewed by TIME magazine, the New York Times, and most national publications. He has published in Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Pence has given the Soundings Lecture at Castleton State College, VT, the Thornton Lecture at Alma College, MI, the Seidman Trust Lecture at Rhodes College, TN, and the Hughes Memorial Lecture at West Liberty State College in WVA. He has talked at Princeton, Yale, and Stanford. He has given keynote talks about cloning at universities in Portugal, London, Switzerland, and Australia.

Pence teaches at the medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB), where he also directs a program for gifted undergraduates pre-admitted to UAB medical school. There, he has been voted Best Teacher.

He grew up in Washington, D.C., was graduated from the College of William and Mary cum laude in Philosophy, and earned his doctorate from New York University in 1974, where he worked on his dissertation under bioethicist Peter Singer, now at Princeton University.


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