Now in its third edition, Bioethics in Canada: A Philosophical Introduction offers a comprehensive overview of the philosophical, historical, and medical concepts shaping contemporary debates on biomedical issues. The text opens with an introduction to moral theory and bioethical principles, followed by application of these theories and principles to real world ethical conflicts involving abortion, distributive justice, genetics, reproductive technology, and other vital topics. A landmark case opens each chapter, illuminating the many issues involved in these debates, as well as the philosophical assumptions that shape them.
Thoroughly updated to reflect recent political, medical, and cultural changes, this third edition features new sections on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), the moral philosophy of liberalism in bioethics, the Mad movement, CRISPR and gene editing, and expanded content on mental health, rural and remote communities, and codes of conduct and codes of ethics.
Accessibly written with newly added case studies in the health care workplace, this text is an insightful resource for courses in the disciplines of philosophy, health studies, medicine, and nursing, providing a strong ethical foundation in an ever-changing field.
Canadian-focused content, case study scenarios, questions for critical thought, and recommended website lists in each chapter
interesting legal cases and relevant current events that highlight the real world application of bioethical theories and arguments
Chapter 3: The Health Care Professional–Patient Relationship
Chapter 4: Medical Research
Chapter 5: Reproductive Technologies
Chapter 6: The Genetic Revolution
Chapter 7: Abortion and Maternal-Fetal Conflicts
Chapter 8: Death and Dying
Chapter 9: Organs and Tissues: Procurement and Transplantation
Chapter 10: Medical Paradigms and Non-Standard Treatment
Appendix: The Principles of Bioethics and Case Study Analysis Guidelines
Carol Collier, formerly an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sudbury–Laurentian University, is retired and living in Ottawa.
Rachel Haliburton recently retired from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sudbury.
“Bioethics in Canada is an outstanding introductory textbook; it is both accessible and engaging for undergraduate students, providing a comprehensive understanding of bioethics within the Canadian context. Many students remark that this textbook is ‘amazing!’”
—Dr. Sherry Smith, Interdisciplinary Programs—Thanatology, King’s University College
“Collier and Haliburton’s third edition of Bioethics in Canada is a valuable update to an already terrific text. Too often, Canadian students are expected to study bioethics exclusively in a U.S. context. Bioethics in Canada frequently references Canadian developments, including federal changes regarding medical aid in dying. Another new and welcome development is the analysis of the Mad Movement, which challenges definitions of mental illness. I look forward to using this newest edition of a very worthwhile text.”
—Dr. Amy Mullin, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto Mississauga
The instructor resource for Bioethics in Canada, Third Edition contains a test bank with questions for each chapter, including multiple choice, true or false, short answer, and discussion questions.
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