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Global Bioethics and Human Rights: Contemporary Issues

Rowman & Littlefield
Place of Publication: 
Lanham, MA

The ethical issues we face in health care, justice, and human rights extend beyond national boundaries—they are global and cross-cultural in scope. Editors Wanda Teays and Alison Dundes Renteln have assembled the works of a diverse interdisciplinary and international team of bioethics experts into a comprehensive, innovative, and accessible resource. Following a consideration of theoretical frameworks that inform a global bioethics, units on human rights, life and death, and public health form an in-depth look at contemporary issues in the field. Each unit includes cutting edge analyses and thought-provoking case studies, as well as discussion prompts. Topics range from torture and lethal injection to euthanasia, abortion, medical tourism, vulnerable human subjects, to health equity, vaccination programs, mental health, the ethics of surrogacy, and more.

The second edition includes new essays on• bioethics and environmental ethics• medical tourism• torture and solitary confinement• institutional review boards• pediatric genomics• the abortion debate• the ethics of surrogacy• issues in global health ethics• revirgination surgery• global mental health• feminist perspectives on global aging• ethical considerations for vaccination programs (Publisher)