This third edition collection provides a contemporary survey of current international issues in bioethics and human rights for study across social science disciplines. New chapters discuss the reproductive justice in the US, immigration politics and medical duty during pandemics, climate change implications for bioethics, acoustic weaponry technologies, and vaccine politics.
Following a consideration of theoretical frameworks, there three units on human rights, life and death, and public health form an in-depth look at contemporary issues in the field of bioethics. Each unit includes cutting edge analyses by international experts and thought-provoking case studies, as well as discussion and essay prompts, and Internet and film resources. Topics range from pediatric genomics, abortion (including the Dobbs decision, medical tourism, human experimentation, climate change, the Havana syndrome, the care of aging family members, truth-telling, vulnerable human subjects, health equity, healthcare in ICE detention facilities, solitary confinement, euthanasia, lethal injections and the harvesting of human organs, pandemic ethics, vaccine controversies, and more.
The new, updated, and retained chapters make this book an appealing resource as a primary text, scholarly reference book, or a course supplement.
Contributors:Robert Baker, Tom L. Beauchamp, Michael Boylan, Marlene Brant Castellano, Cher Weixia Chen, Zenon Culverhouse, Bernard Gert, Søren Holm, Ilhan Ilkilic, Akiko Ito, Rita Manning, Kimberly Mutcherson, Peter F. Omonzejele, Pinit Ratanakul, Alison Dundes Renteln, Maya Sabatello, Udo Schüklenk, Edward H. Spence, Bradley P. Stoner, Scott Stonington, Peter Tagore Tan, Wanda Teays, Rosemarie Tong, Carlos Verdugo-Serna, Virginia L. Warren, Cecilia (Lim) Wee
Wanda Teays is philosophy professor emerita at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles.
Alison Dundes Renteln is professor of political science at the University of Southern California. Together, Teays and Renteln have also edited The Ethical University: Transforming Higher Education.
PART I: Theoretical Perspectives
1. A Global Ethical Framework for Bioethics
2. The Compatibility of Universal Morality, Particular Moralities, and Multiculturalism
Tom L. Beauchamp
3. Culture and Ethical Aspects of Truth-Telling in a Value Pluralistic Society
4. Lost in Translation
5. Issues in Global Health Ethics
6. Rights of Persons with Disabilities from a Global Perspective
PART II: Human Rights
7. Bioethics and Human Rights: A Historical Perspective
8. Medical Tourism: Justice, Autonomy, and Power
Virginia L. Warren
9. Solitary Confinement
10. Compensation For Research Related Injury For A Typically Ignored Social Harm
Peter F. Omonzejele
11. Ethics of Aboriginal Research
Marlene Brant Castellano
12. The Human Rights Dimensions of Virginity Restoration Surgery
Alison Dundes Renteln
PART III: Life and Death
13. Pediatrics Genomics: Current Dilemmas and a Messy Future
14. The Abortion Debate in the 21st Century and Substantive Due Process
15. The Future of Reproductive Justice in the United States After Dobbs
16. Euthanasia Could be a Medical Duty
Carlos Verdugo Serna
17. Is There a Global Bioethics? End of Life in Thailand and the Case for Local Difference
Scott Stonington and Pinit Ratanakul
18. Confucianism and Killing versus Letting Die
19. Global versus Local: The Use of Lethal Injection in China
Cher Weixia Chen
PART IV: Public Health
20. A Bioethics for Global Mental Health
21. Long-Term Care for Elderly People Globally: A Feminist Perspective
22. Reconsidering Acoustic Attacks
23. Climate Change and Bioethics
Peter Tagore Tan
24. Immigration Detention and the Right to Health Care in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
25. Ethics in a Pandemic: A Rights-Centered Foundation
Edward H. Spence
26. Is There a Duty to Treat in a Pandemic?
27. Vaccine Nationalism and Equity: Bioethical Considerations
Bradley P. Stoner
Appendix A. Essay Questions
Appendix B. Case Analysis Topics
Appendix C. Bioethics in Film
About the Contributors
This important collection takes a wide range of key ethical issues in global health and examines them in the context of human rights theory and practice. It could not be more useful or more timely.
Combine authors from a Who’s Who list in ethics with global issues that interest us all and you achieve this book. Well done!