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|Description:||xii, 126 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Christian vision --
Procreation versus reproduction --
Genetic advance --
Prenatal screening --
Suicide and euthanasia --
Refusing treatment --
Who decides? --
Gifts of the body : organ donation --
Gifts of the body : human experimentation --
Embryos : the smallest of research subjects --
Sickness and health.
In the face of rapid advances in medical research and treatment, bioethics has become a serious social concern. Originally published in 1996 and later chosen by World magazine as one of the top 100 books of the twentieth century, Gilbert Meilaenders Bioethics covers a wide range of pressing bioethical issues and offers discerning guidance on how Christians ought to think about them. In admirably clear language Meilaender discusses abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic advance and prenatal screening, care for the dying and euthanasia, human experimentation, and more. This new edition of his Bioethics features updated information throughout, a fuller discussion of human embryos, including stem cell research, and a thorough rewrite of the chapter on organ donation.
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