Bioethics in Our World

A Reader (First Edition)
Edited by Michael French
©2022, 258 pages

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    Bioethics in Our World: A Reader explores issues related to public health, psychiatry, genetics, and more, and examines the moral worth of actions within these fields. The anthology features collected cases that examine various topics and encourage readers to consider the ethical dilemmas they may face in their futures as clinicians, researchers, and citizens.

    The book is organized into seven units. The first unit presents the theories of utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, and care ethics. Additional units cover topics that are salient to understanding the nature of bioethics and the world in which bioethics exists. These units address ethical issues in research; the history of eugenics and its relationship to eugenic practices today; and reproductive rights and technologies. Readers learn about experiences faced by patients, researchers, and healthcare professionals with regard to race, gender, age, and ability, and how these experiences are the result of a history of bias and stereotyping. Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, stem cell research, gene-editing technology, and medicalization are explored.

    Timely, thought-provoking, and essential, Bioethics in Our World is an exemplary text for courses in public health, psychiatry, genetics, medical research, or any other course that explores bioethics.

    Michael French is a practitioner in residence in the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven. His work applies philosophical methods to issues in healthcare, specifically in understanding the experiential aspects of mental illness, ethical issues in treatment, and uses of technology and data in healthcare. Michael completed the Clinical Ethics Immersion Program at the Cleveland Clinic in the summer of 2019. He earned his Masters of Arts in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in 2017.
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