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By Albert R. Jonsen

Bioethics asks primary questions. 'Who lives? Who dies? Who decides?' those questions are appropriate to us all. Too usually, the final public's sole come across with those weighty questions is thru sound bites fed to us via the media—where complicated, tough issues tend to be awarded in superficial and misguided phrases. the following, well known bioethicist Albert R. Jonsen equips readers with the instruments and historical past to navigate the attention-grabbing and intricate panorama of bioethics. Bioethics past the Headlines is a primer. you won't locate convoluted philosophical arguments during this quantity. quite, you'll find an interesting sampling of the foremost questions in bioethics, together with euthanasia, assisted copy, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, entry to healthcare, or even learn on animals and questions of environmental ethics—areas often neglected often introductions to bioethics. yet a 'primer' isn't really in simple terms a primary book—it must also 'prime' the curiosity of the reader, to organize the brain for a extra expansive enterprise into those matters. Bioethics past the Headlines intends to do exactly that.

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