Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics

Award Winner
A. M. Viens, Peter A. Singer, Anne Slowther, John R. Williams, Julie Chalmers, Lori d'Agincourt-Canning, Carolyn Johnston, Mary Jane Dykeman, Kate Dewhirst, Philip C. Hébert, Barry Hoffmaster, Kathleen C. Glass, Irwin Kleinman, James A. Tulsky, Neil MacDonald, Robert A. Pearlman, Linda L. Emanuel, Douglas K. Martin, Bernard Dickens, Joseph Boyle, Linda Ganzini, Susan Dorr Goold, Brent C. Williams, Robert Arnold, Sam D. Shemie, Neil Lazar, John Lantos, Françoise Baylis, Sanda Rodgers, David Young, Lainie Friedman Ross, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Jeff Nisker, Nuala Kenny, Jocelyn Downie, Christine Harrison, David Benatar, Benjamin H. Levi, Abdallah S. Daar, Linda Wright, Kelley Ross, Heather L. Greenwood, Ruth Chadwick, Bartha Knoppers, Madelaine Saginur, Jason Scott Robert, Richard E. Ashcroft, Eric M. Meslin, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Jacob C. Langer, Martin F. McKneally, Nancy M. P. King, Larry R. Churchill, Trudo Lemmens, Lori Luther, Ronald M. Green, Ross Upshur, Jennifer Gibson, Robert Sibbald, Eoin Connolly, Douglas K. Martin, Alex V. Levin, Gerald Robertson, Ann Somerville, Halley S. Faust, Ross Upshur, Harvey Kayman, Howard Radest, Sally Webb, William A. Nelson, Jared M. Schmidek, Kyle W. Anstey, Frank Wagner, Susan K. MacRae, Ellen Fox, Jennifer L. Gibson, M. Dianne Godkin, C. Shawn Tracy, Solomon R. Benatar, Jerome Amir Singh, Jillian Clare Cohen, Patricia Illingworth, Gopal Sreenivasan, Joseph M. Boyle, Jr., David Novak, Jonathan H. Ellerby, Damien Keown, Kerry W. Bowman, Edwin C. Hui, Harold Coward, Tejinder Sidhu, Tarif Bakdash, Ahmed B. Khitamy, Osamu Muramoto, Gary Goldsand, Zahava R. S. Rosenberg-Yunger, Michael Gordon, Merril Pauls, Roger C. Hutchinson, Hazel J. Markwell, Barry F. Brown, James Andrews, Larry Zaroff, Gail A. Van Norman, Phillip D. Levin, Charles L. Sprung, Arthur B. Sanders, Margaret Moon, Mark Hughes, Jeremy Sugarman, Jay A. Jacobson, Sidney Bloch, Stephen A. Green, Eric Racine, Judy Illes, Margaret L. Eaton, Michael H. Cohen
View all contributors
  • Date Published: January 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521694438

Paperback

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Medicine and health care generate many bioethical problems and dilemmas that are of great academic, professional and public interest. This comprehensive resource is designed as a succinct yet authoritative text and reference for clinicians, bioethicists, and advanced students seeking a better understanding of ethics problems in the clinical setting. Each chapter illustrates an ethical problem that might be encountered in everyday practice; defines the concepts at issue; examines their implications from the perspectives of ethics, law and policy; and then provides a practical resolution. There are 10 key sections presenting the most vital topics and clinically relevant areas of modern bioethics. International, interdisciplinary authorship and cross-cultural orientation ensure suitability for a worldwide audience. This book will assist all clinicians in making well-reasoned and defensible decisions by developing their awareness of ethical considerations and teaching the analytical skills to deal with them effectively.

    • The practical and accessible nature of the book will heighten awareness of ethical problems and give clinicians tools to improve performance and effectiveness
    • The book is versatile and may be used for teaching, as a reference, and as a comprehensive guide to Bioethics
    • The subject of bioethics is dealt with comprehensively, making it relevant for many clinical and academic specialities The coverage is international and not tied to any one legal system or religious framework
    Read more

    Awards

    • Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards 2009

    Reviews & endorsements

    'This is a comprehensive and carefully designed textbook that will attract many users in the health professions. The chapters, written by a group of distinguished authors, are presented in a format that is well suited to interactive educational use.' Bulletin of the World Health Organization

    'This is a very comprehensive text and very well organised. …the subject is treated from a systematic standpoint, concisely and precisely addressing ethics, law and policy and a practical resolution to the case studies is presented at the beginning of the 65 topics dealt with in separate chapters. … This is a significant achievement and for a rigourous approach to a subject for practitioners and a concise overview of a topic for teachers, this is innovative and successful.' Nursing Ethics

    'The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics achieves something significant - it provides an original and valuable addition to an already crowded marketplace. The list of contributors reads like a Who's Who of bioethics. Many well-respected authors are included and the quality of writing reflects the esteem in which the contributors are held. … The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics is a textbook of the highest standard, with erudite, thoughtful and thought-provoking contributions on 60 topics. … At the end, the reader is left reflecting not only on health care but on what it means to be altruistic, professional, ill, honest, vulnerable, political, dependent and simply human. This is a rare achievement for any book and is why this text is uniquely deserving of a place on even the most crowded bookshelves.' American Medical Association

    'Overall The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics is an invaluable tool for the clinician, student, professor, administrator and patient interested in improving the quality of healthcare in any clinical setting.' Critical Care Medicine

    'The Cambridge Textbook has a clear focus on providing practical guidance … all contributions are easily accessible, given their predefined and clear structure, concise and well referenced. Certainly, these features will make the Cambridge Textbook a greatly appreciated reference for health professionals in all disciplines.' Arthur Caplan

    'Very few textbooks survive as long as the Osler textbook of medicine, which lasted for more than 3 generations and 25 editions. Nevertheless, I anticipate that The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics will be the first of a series of editions and will be used and enjoyed by clinicians and bioethics students for many years to come.' Canadian Medical Association Journal

    '… this book fulfils all the requirements for a good practical ethics book and I suggest that all medical schools should have a copy of this book in their libraries.' Indian Journal of Medical Research

    'The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics is a comprehensive, helpful resource for understanding the breadth of ethical issues that emerge in medical settings. … an excellent resource for getting the basic idea of varying issues … serves as an important resource for engagement with this increasingly complex field.' thegospelcoalition.org

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521694438
    • length: 553 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 188 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Information Problems:
    2. Consent
    3. Capacity
    4. Disclosure
    5. Voluntariness
    6. Truth-telling
    7. Confidentiality
    Part II. End of Life Care:
    8. Quality end of life care
    9. Substitute decision-making
    10. Advanced care planning
    11. Euthanasia and assisted suicide
    12. Conflict in the health care setting at the end of life
    13. Brain death
    Part III. Pregnant Women and Children:
    14. Ethics dilemmas in the care of pregnant women: rethinking 'maternal-fetal conflicts'
    15. Pre-natal testing and newborn screening
    16. Assisted reproduction
    17. Respectful involvement of children in medical decision-making
    18. Non-therapeutic paediatric interventions
    19. Child abuse and neglect
    Part IV. Genetics and Biotechnology:
    20. Organ transplantation
    21. Regenerative medicine
    22. Genetic testing and screening
    23. Bio-banking
    24. Behavioural genetics
    Part V. Research Ethics:
    25. Research Ethics
    26. Innovation in medical care: Examples from surgery
    27. Clinical trials
    28. Epidemiological research
    29. Clinical research and the physician-patient relationship: the dual roles of physician and researcher
    30. Financial conflict of interest in medical research
    31. Embryo and fetal research
    Part VI. Health Systems and Institutions :
    32. Organizational ethics
    33. Priority setting
    34. Disclosure of medical error
    35. Conflict of interest in education and patient care
    36. Public health ethics
    37. Emergency and disaster scenarios
    38. Rural health care ethics
    39. Community health care ethics
    Part VII. Using Clinical Ethics to Make an Impact in Health Care:
    40. Clinical ethics and systems thinking
    41. Innovative strategies to improve effectiveness in clinical Ethics
    42. Teaching bioethics to medical students and postgraduate trainees in the clinical setting
    Part VIII. Global Health Ethics:
    43. Global health ethics and cross-cultural considerations in bioethics
    44. Physician participation in torture
    45. Access to medicines and the role of corporate social responsibility: the need to craft a global pharmaceutical system with integrity
    46. Global health and non-ideal justice
    Part IX. Religious and Cultural Perspectives in Bioethics:
    47. Aboriginal bioethics
    48. Buddhist bioethics
    49. Chinese Bioethics
    50. Hindu and Sikh bioethics
    51. Islamic boethics
    52. Jehovah's Witness bioethics
    53. Jewish bioethics
    54. Protestant bioethics
    55. Roman Catholic bioethics
    Part X. Speciality Bioethics:
    56. Surgical ethics
    57. Anaesthesiology ethics
    58. Critical and intensive care ethics
    59. Emergency and trauma medicine ethics
    60. Primary care ethics
    61. Infectious diseases ethics
    62. Psychiatric ethics
    63. Neuroethics
    64. Pharmacy ethics
    65. Alternative and complementary care ethics.

  • Resources for

    The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to lecturers adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.


    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

  • Editors

    Peter A. Singer, University Health Network, Toronto
    Peter A. Singer is Director Emeritus, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics; Senior Scientist, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network; and Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto.

    A. M. Viens, University of Oxford
    A. M. Viens is a Senior Scholar at Hertford College, Oxford, and a Doctoral Student in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford.

    Contributors

    A. M. Viens, Peter A. Singer, Anne Slowther, John R. Williams, Julie Chalmers, Lori d'Agincourt-Canning, Carolyn Johnston, Mary Jane Dykeman, Kate Dewhirst, Philip C. Hébert, Barry Hoffmaster, Kathleen C. Glass, Irwin Kleinman, James A. Tulsky, Neil MacDonald, Robert A. Pearlman, Linda L. Emanuel, Douglas K. Martin, Bernard Dickens, Joseph Boyle, Linda Ganzini, Susan Dorr Goold, Brent C. Williams, Robert Arnold, Sam D. Shemie, Neil Lazar, John Lantos, Françoise Baylis, Sanda Rodgers, David Young, Lainie Friedman Ross, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Jeff Nisker, Nuala Kenny, Jocelyn Downie, Christine Harrison, David Benatar, Benjamin H. Levi, Abdallah S. Daar, Linda Wright, Kelley Ross, Heather L. Greenwood, Ruth Chadwick, Bartha Knoppers, Madelaine Saginur, Jason Scott Robert, Richard E. Ashcroft, Eric M. Meslin, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Jacob C. Langer, Martin F. McKneally, Nancy M. P. King, Larry R. Churchill, Trudo Lemmens, Lori Luther, Ronald M. Green, Ross Upshur, Jennifer Gibson, Robert Sibbald, Eoin Connolly, Douglas K. Martin, Alex V. Levin, Gerald Robertson, Ann Somerville, Halley S. Faust, Ross Upshur, Harvey Kayman, Howard Radest, Sally Webb, William A. Nelson, Jared M. Schmidek, Kyle W. Anstey, Frank Wagner, Susan K. MacRae, Ellen Fox, Jennifer L. Gibson, M. Dianne Godkin, C. Shawn Tracy, Solomon R. Benatar, Jerome Amir Singh, Jillian Clare Cohen, Patricia Illingworth, Gopal Sreenivasan, Joseph M. Boyle, Jr., David Novak, Jonathan H. Ellerby, Damien Keown, Kerry W. Bowman, Edwin C. Hui, Harold Coward, Tejinder Sidhu, Tarif Bakdash, Ahmed B. Khitamy, Osamu Muramoto, Gary Goldsand, Zahava R. S. Rosenberg-Yunger, Michael Gordon, Merril Pauls, Roger C. Hutchinson, Hazel J. Markwell, Barry F. Brown, James Andrews, Larry Zaroff, Gail A. Van Norman, Phillip D. Levin, Charles L. Sprung, Arthur B. Sanders, Margaret Moon, Mark Hughes, Jeremy Sugarman, Jay A. Jacobson, Sidney Bloch, Stephen A. Green, Eric Racine, Judy Illes, Margaret L. Eaton, Michael H. Cohen

    Awards

    • Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards 2009

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×