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The Resource Bioethics and the human goods : an introduction to natural law bioethics, Alfonso Gómez-Lobo ; with John Keown

Bioethics and the human goods : an introduction to natural law bioethics, Alfonso Gómez-Lobo ; with John Keown

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Bioethics and the human goods : an introduction to natural law bioethics
Title
Bioethics and the human goods
Title remainder
an introduction to natural law bioethics
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Alfonso Gómez-Lobo ; with John Keown
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Language
eng
Summary
In this concise and accessible introductory text, Gómez-Lobo and Keown introduce a "human goods" approach to bioethics as an alternative to the dominant principle-based method in the field (best illustrated by Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, OUP). Following Aristotle and the natural law tradition, the authors demonstrate how an emphasis on human goods--such as health, life, family, friendship, work and play, the experience of beauty, knowledge, and integrity--provides a necessary context for medical decisions and can help us understand critical issues at the beginning and end of life. The manuscript includes two parts: Foundations and Issues. In the Foundations section the authors explain how one can think about bioethics, offering definitions of ethics and ontology (the study of being) and prudential reasoning. In the Issues section they address genetics, abortion, infanticide, suicide and physician-assisted suicide, nutrition and hydration, and transplantation ethics. The book includes appendices featuring personal statements by Gómez-Lobo on the status of the human embryo and criteria for the determination of death
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DGU/DLC
Dewey number
174.2
Index
index present
LC call number
QH332
LC item number
.G65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bioethics and the human goods : an introduction to natural law bioethics, Alfonso Gómez-Lobo ; with John Keown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-120) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Bioethical thinking -- Principles -- The ethical divide -- The ontological divide -- Potentiality and genetics -- Beginning of life issues -- End-of-life issues -- Issues in transplantation -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. The status of the human embryo / personal statement of Professor George, joined by Dr. Gómez-Lobo -- Appendix B. The determination of death / personal statement of Dr. Gómez-Lobo
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiv, 124 pages
Isbn
9781626162419
Lccn
2015001489
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)900869587
Label
Bioethics and the human goods : an introduction to natural law bioethics, Alfonso Gómez-Lobo ; with John Keown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-120) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bioethical thinking -- Principles -- The ethical divide -- The ontological divide -- Potentiality and genetics -- Beginning of life issues -- End-of-life issues -- Issues in transplantation -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. The status of the human embryo / personal statement of Professor George, joined by Dr. Gómez-Lobo -- Appendix B. The determination of death / personal statement of Dr. Gómez-Lobo
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiv, 124 pages
Isbn
9781626162419
Lccn
2015001489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)900869587

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