With its initial publication in 1978, Bioethics became the first reference to focus solely on a then-burgeoning field, in effect helping to define the discipline. The first and second editions won the Dartmouth Medal and Honorable Mention, respectively, and the set remains the standard reference on bioethics for teachers, students, and those in related fields of health care, philosophy, environmentalism, law, and religious studies. The fourth edition offers hundreds of revisions or addenda to entries from previous editions as well as over 100 new or rewritten entries on topics such as key cases in bioethics, the human biome, genetically modified foods, emergency preparedness and response, social justice, sustainability, chemical warfare and torture, among many others. Revised articles will explain the events as well as legislation changes of the past decade. The work is also being expanded to include views of nations and cultures other than the United States on such issues as abortion, medical triage, social responsibility, access to health care, stem cell research, etc.
Features & Benefits
- Over 100 new entries, annotated filmography.
- Many subjects--such as abortion, animal rights, genetic testing--are discussed in terms of various perspectives: religious, ethical, policy/law, etc.
- Entries will have bibliographies and cross references to other articles
- also included will be tables/charts/graphs, a topical outline, an annotated bibliography, an annotated list of legal cases, an annotated filmography, and an index.
In nearly 500 entries averaging 4000 words, key concepts and issues in bioethics are explained.