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Global Bioethics and Human Rights: Contemporary Issues

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Edited by: Teays, Wanda, John-Stewart Gordon, Alison Dundes Renteln

ISBN13: 9781442232143
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £32.95

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The ethical issues we face in healthcare, justice, and human rights extend beyond national boundaries-they are global and cross-cultural in scope. Editors Wanda Teays, John-Stewart Gordon, and Alison Dundes Renteln have assembled the works of an interdisciplinary, international team of experts in bioethics into a comprehensive, innovative and accessible book. It opens with theoretical frameworks that inform a Global Bioethics, followed by three units for an in-depth look at contemporary issues in the field. These are human rights, culture, and public health-with each unit including theoretical discussions and lively case studies. Topics range from torture and lethal injection to euthanasia, sex selection, vulnerable human subjects, to health equity, safety and public health, and environmental disasters like Bhopal, Fukushima, and more.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Medical Law
Global Bioethics & Human Rights: Contemporary Issues Wanda Teays, John-Stewart Gordon, and Alison Renteln, eds. Introduction to the Text PART 1: Theoretical Perspectives Introduction to Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives John-Stewart Gordon 1.GLOBAL FRAMEWORK Bernard Gert, "A Global Ethical Framework for Bioethics" 2.GLOBAL MORALITY & CULTURE Tom L. Beauchamp, "The Compatibility of Universal Morality and Multiculturalism" 3.GLOBAL MORAL LANGUAGE Soren Holm, "Lost in Translation: Can We have a Global Bioethics Without a Global Moral Language?" 4.GLOBAL BIOETHICS Scott Stonington and Pinit Ratanakul, "Is There a Global Bioethics?' End of Life in Thailand and the Case for Local Difference" DISCUSSION TOPICS Part 1 Wanda Teays PART 2: HUMAN RIGHTS Introduction to Part 2: Human Rights John-Stewart Gordon 1.OVERVIEW John-Stewart Gordon, "Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Global Bioethics" 2.HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES Robert Baker, "Bioethics and Human Rights: A Historical Perspective" 3.HUMAN RIGHTS & DISABILITY RIGHTS Akiko Ito, "Bioethics and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" 4.CASE 1: TORTURE Wanda Teays, "Torturous Deeds: Crossing Moral Boundaries" 5.CASE 2: IMMIGRATION DETENTION (ICE) Rita Manning, "Immigration Detention and the Right to Health Care" 6.CASE 3: LETHAL INJECTION & HARVESTING ORGANS Cher Weixia Chen, "Global vs. Local: The Use of Lethal Injection in China" 7.CASE 4: REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM Godfrey B. Tangwa, "Ethics, Human Rights and Reproductive/Sexual Health In Africa: Exploratory Socio-Cultural Considerations" DISCUSSION TOPICS Part 2 Wanda Teays PART 3: CULTURE Introduction to Part 3: Culture Alison Dundes Renteln 1.CULTURE & TRUTH-TELLING llhan Ilkilic, "Culture and Ethical Aspects of Truth-Telling In a Value Pluralistic Society" 2.CULTURE & PARENTING Maya Sabatello, "Controlled Parenthood: Bioethics and the Notion of the Family"a 3.CULTURE & SURGERY Alison Dundes Renteln, "Cutting Edge Debates: A Cross-Cultural Consideration of Surgery" 4.CASE 1: SEX SELECTION Vibhuti Patel, "Sex Determination and Sex Pre-selection Tests in India" 5.CASE 2: EUTHANASIA Cecilia Wee, "Confucianism and Killing vs. Letting Die" 6.CASE 3: HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION Peter Omonzejele, "Understanding The Concept of Vulnerability From A Western Africa Perspective 7.CASE 4: RESEARCH ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Marlene Brant Castellano, "Ethics of Aboriginal Research" DISCUSSION TOPICS Part 3 Wanda Teays PART 4: PUBLIC HEALTH Introduction to Part 4: Public Health Wanda Teays 409-413 1.OVERVIEW Udo Schuklenk and Darragh Hare, "Issues in Global Health Ethics" 2.GLOBAL HEALTH JUSTICE Lawrence O. Gostin and Ames Dhai, "Global Health Justice: A Perspective From the Global South on a Framework Convention on Global Health" 3.PUBLIC HEALTH EQUITY Peter Tan, "A Virtuous Reading of Health Equity Under the Affordable Care Act" 4.CASE 1: GLOBAL AGING Rosemarie Tong, "Global Perspectives on Long-term Care for the Elderly" 5.CASE 2: PUBLIC SAFETY & MEDICAL RISKS Michael Boylan, "Safety and Public Health: Evaluating Acceptable Risk" 6.CASE 3: ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS Sanghamitra Padhy, "Towards Green Bioethics and Health Rights: Lessons from Bhopal and Fukushima" DISCUSSION TOPICS Part 4 Wanda Teays RESOURCES 1.Further Reading on Global Bioethics Wanda Teays, Alison Dundes Renteln, and John-Stewart Gordon 2.Electronic Resources on Global Bioethics Willow Bunu and Wanda Teays 3.Global Bioethics on the Screen Wanda Teays 4.Appendix: Human Rights & Disability Akiko Ito Contributors INDEX