Bioethics and Law in a Nutshell

Authors: Johnson, Sandra H. / Schwartz, Robert L. / Gatter, Robert / Pendo, Elizabeth
Edition: 2nd
Copyright Date: 2016
  • Publication Date: September 23rd, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781634604703
  • Subject: Health Law
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: This book provides a concise analysis of areas in which the law has addressed issues in bioethics. Topics include assisted reproductive techniques and family-making, limitations on reproduction (including abortion, contraception and sterilization), the role of ethical and religious beliefs of health care professionals, the definition of death, end-of-life decision-making (including physician assisted death), genetics, research involving human subjects (including issues related to conflicts of interest), stem cell research, organ transplantation, and other emerging topics. The book provides an excellent introduction to the process of ethics decision-making as well as useful support for students.