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AuthorThe Center for Ethics, Medicine and Public Issues. author
TitleBioethics Yearbook [electronic resource] : Regional Developments in Bioethics: 1989-1991
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1992
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Descript XI, 434 p. online resource


As noted in Volume 1, the Yearbook series alternates between a biennial volume tracing recent theological discussions on topics in bioethics and a biennial volume tracing recent regional discussions in bioethics. Volume 2 provides for the first time a comprehensive single-volume summary of recent international and regional developments on specific topics in bioethics. To give uniformity to the discussions all authors were asked to report on the following topics: new reproductive technologies, abortion, maternal-fetal conflicts, case of severely disabled newborns, consent of treatment and experimentation, confidentiality, equitable access to health care, ethical concerns raised by cost-containment measures, decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment, active euthanasia, the definition of death, organ donation and transplantation. The internationally respected contributors report on the following 16 areas: the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Eastern Europe, Spain/Portugal/Italy/Scandinavia, India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, Council of Europe/EEC. The commentators draw on three sets of resources: Statutes, legislative proposals, and regulatory changes that directly influence, or have implications for, areas of bioethical concern; Case law and court judgments that shape, either decisively or suggestively, recent legal interpretations of particular issues of areas in bioethics; Formal statements of governmentally appointed commissions, advisory bodies, and representative professional groups, as well as less formal statements and recommendations of other organisations. In addition to providing timely summaries of recent developments, the volume offers rich and useful bibliographical references to a wide array of documents, many of which would be difficult for readers to learn about, given the lack of centralized international collection of such documents. The Yearbook should be widely consulted by all bioethicists, public policy analysts, lawyers and theologians


Bioethics in the United States -- Bioethics in Canada -- Bioethics in Latin America -- Bioethics in a Supranational European Context -- Bioethics in the United Kingdom and Ireland -- Bioethics in France -- Bioethics in The Netherlands -- Bioethics in German-Speaking Western European Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland -- Bioethics Developments Will Come Later in the New Eastern Europe -- Bioethics in Spain, Portugal, and Italy -- Bioethics in Scandinavia -- Bioethical Developments in India -- Bioethics in Southeast Asia -- Bioethics in China -- Bioethics in Japan -- Bioethics in Australia and New Zealand -- Notes on Contributors -- Index of Topics -- Index of Authors, Cases, Documents, and Legislation

Philosophy Religion Political science Ethics Medicine -- Philosophy Medical ethics Medical laws and legislation Philosophy Philosophy of Medicine Political Science Medical Law Religious Studies general Ethics Theory of Medicine/Bioethics


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