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The American Experience in Bioethics

  • Provides a brief, clear introduction to the field of Bioethics

  • Avoids the ideology and opinion that accompany the field, pointing them out where they are decisive

  • Tracks the development of bioethics case by significant case, exposing readers to the classic cases in medical/nursing ethics

  • Includes a special section on Ethics Committees


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lisa Newton
    Pages 1-36
  3. Lisa Newton
    Pages 37-53
  4. Lisa Newton
    Pages 55-81

About this book


This volume tracks the development in the United States of the field of Bioethics, Ethics applied to the disciplines of medicine, nursing, and health care in general, including medical research and the complex economic and political problems surrounding the provision of medical and nursing care. It explains how the United States developed, case by case, the central rules and principles of ER ethics in the Health Care System. The discussion includes the controversies centering on birth, death, clinical research, experimental procedures (cloning, reproductive technology, organ transplants), and ends with a substantial suggestion on the provision of health care for all.


Bioethics in context Biomedical Research Birth, Life and Death Case Studies in Bioethics Cloning, Assisted Reproductive Technology Health Care System an a Capitalist Economy History of Applied Ethics Introduction to Bioethics Introduction to Biomedical Research Issues of Bioethics Medical Ethics Medical practice in U.S. Medicare And Medicaid Funds Moral Dilemmas of Biomedicine Natural Death Physician Assisted Death Stem Cell Research Theoretical Ethics Tracking Health Understandings of Death and Treatment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ShelburneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The American Experience in Bioethics
  • Authors Lisa Newton
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Ethics
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Ethics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-00362-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-00363-4
  • Series ISSN 2211-8101
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-811X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 81
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ethics
    Philosophy of Biology
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