Bioethics : An Introduction, Hardback Book


Providing readers with the confidence needed to debate key issues in bioethics, this introductory text clearly explains bioethical theories and their philosophical foundations.

Over 250 activities introduce topics for personal reflection, and discussion points encourage students to think for themselves and build their own arguments.

Highlighting the potential pitfalls for those new to bioethics, each chapter features boxes providing factual information and outlining the philosophical background, along with detailed case studies that offer an insight into real-life examples of bioethical problems.

Within-chapter essay questions and quizzes, along with end-of-chapter review questions, allow students to check their understanding and to broaden their thinking about the topics discussed.

The accompanying podcasts by the author (two of whose podcasts on iTunesU (TM) have attracted over 3 million downloads) explain points that might be difficult for beginners.

These, along with a range of extra resources for students and instructors, are available at


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 478 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 1 Tables, black and white; 52 Halftones, unspecified; 2 Lin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Bio-ethics
  • ISBN: 9780521888332



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