Bioethics in a European Perspective

  • Henk ten Have
  • Bert Gordijn

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Henk A. M. J. Ten Have
      Pages 1-11
  3. Foundations and History of Bioethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-16
    2. Diego Gracia
      Pages 17-50
    3. Henk A. M. J. Ten Have
      Pages 51-82
  4. Person and Body

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-113
    2. Wim J. M. Dekkers
      Pages 115-139
    3. Martyn Evans
      Pages 141-155
  5. Person and Commnuity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-197
    2. Eugenijus Gefenas
      Pages 199-218
    3. Christopher D. Melley
      Pages 239-259
  6. Procreation and Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-293
    2. Paul T. Schotsmans
      Pages 295-308
    3. Diego Gracia
      Pages 309-338
    4. Ruth F. Chadwick
      Pages 339-349
    5. Henk A. M. J. Ten Have
      Pages 351-368
  7. Suffering and Death

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-409
    2. Wim J. M. Dekkers
      Pages 411-431
    3. Zbigniew Szawarski
      Pages 433-451
    4. Franz Josef Illhardt
      Pages 453-467
    5. Henk A. M. J. Ten Have
      Pages 469-486
  8. Practical Information

    1. Henk A. M. J. Ten Have
      Pages 515-532
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 533-545

About this book


In this book, developed by a group of collaborating scholars in bioethics from different European countries, an overview is given of the most salient themes in present-day bioethics. The themes are discussed in order to enable the reader to have an in-depth overview of the state of the art in bioethics. Introductory chapters will guide the reader through the relevant dimensions of a particular area, while subsequent case discussions will help the reader to apply the ethical theories to specific clinical problems and health policy queries. The book focuses on perspectives typical for the European context. This highlights not only particular bioethical themes such as social justice, choices in health care, and health policy (e.g., in post-communist countries), it also emphasizes specific approaches in ethical theory, in relation to Continental philosophies such as phenomenology and hermeneutics.
Because of its articulation of what is typical for the European health care setting as well as for bioethical debate, this book is unique in comparison to existing textbooks in bioethics.
The book is an introductory textbook acquainting the reader with the major issues in present-day health care as well as the various theoretical and practical approaches to clarify these issues.


Health Care Ethics bioethics death ethics gene therapy health history of bioethics history of medical ethics medical ethics social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Henk ten Have
    • 1
  • Bert Gordijn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of MedicineUniversity Medical Centre NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5872-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9706-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
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