Medical Ethics : Accounts Of Ground-Breaking Cases

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ISBN 9781260570908
Author

Pence G

Publisher

Edition

9th

Binding

Paperback

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Medical Ethics: Accounts of Groundbreaking Cases provides an in-depth study of Bioethics authored by a pioneer in the field. This program covers some of the most well-known bioethics cases and the ethical issues those cases present. It also gives an overview of current issues in the medical ethics field. The thought-provoking content affords students the opportunity to think beyond what is presented in the book, enabling them to actively assess what they have read. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments.

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About the author
Gregory Pence is one of the pioneering bioethicists of America. Having taught for thirty years in a medical school, he has seen many past prophecies of doom fail. He is optimistic about biotechnology.He is internationally famous for defending cloning and genetically modified food against bioLuddites who oppose research on stem cells and cloning. Because of his views, his talks have been picketed by Greenpeace and anti-cloning zealots. His Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of the Cases that Shaped Medical Ethics, 4th ed., 2003, is one of the standard textbooks of bioethics. His Who’s Afraid of Human Cloning? (1998) is already regarded as a classic in bioethics for its rigorous attack on opponents of cloning. His Designer Food: Mutant Harvest or Breadbasket of the World? won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2003. His Cloning After Dolly: Who’s STILL Afraid of Human Cloning? appeared in late 2004 to high praise. He doesn’t think the sky will fall if a cloned baby is born. In opposing laws against cloning, he was asked to testify in 2001 before Congress and in 2002 before the California Senate. Constantly in demand for national television, Pence has been interviewed on Bobby Battista’s “Talk Back Live,” “The Point” with Gretta von Susteren on CNN, “The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel” on CBS, “Wolf Blitzer’s Washington” on CNN, as well as on National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” and its “Weekend Edition.” He has also been interviewed by TIME magazine, the New York Times, and most national publications. He has published in Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Pence has given the Soundings Lecture at Castleton State College, VT, the Thornton Lecture at Alma College, MI, the Seidman Trust Lecture at Rhodes College, TN, and the Hughes Memorial Lecture at West Liberty State College in WVA. He has talked at Princeton, Yale, and Stanford. He has given keynote talks about cloning at universities in Portugal, London, Switzerland, and Australia. Pence teaches at the medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB), where he also directs a program for gifted undergraduates pre-admitted to UAB medical school. There, he has been voted Best Teacher. He grew up in Washington, D.C., was graduated from the College of William and Mary cum laude in Philosophy, and earned his doctorate from New York University in 1974, where he worked on his dissertation under bioethicist Peter Singer, now at Princeton University.

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