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Life, Love and Children: A Practical Introduction to Bioscience Ethics and Bioethics

Life, Love and Children: A Practical Introduction to Bioscience Ethics and Bioethics (Hardback)

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Discussion of bioscience ethics requires understanding of the science that underpins biological systems impinging on our lives. Unencumbered by the formal structure of ethics, bioethics presents a forum for discussion of practical matters of individual and collective concern. This comprehensive text is a guide to the essentials of bioscience ethics and an interface between applied science and applied bioethics.

Early chapters embrace topics affecting human reproduction - substance abuse and parenthood, aging gametes and congenital malformations, child abuse and its biological consequences.

Intermediate chapters deal with end-of-life care and euthanasia, human fertility, assisted reproductive technologies, genetic engineering, and cloning.

Remaining chapters challenge human-dominated ecosystems. Population growth, economic activity, and warfare - with its environmental consequences - are reviewed. A background section describes the evolution of ethical consciousness, explores the future, and proposes that the reworking of ethical boundaries can enhance mature decision-making in harmony with changing technology.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesBio-ethics Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 01/01/2002 ISBN-13: 9781402072949  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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