Bioscience ethics

Irina Pollard*

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Abstract

Bioscience ethics facilitates free and accurate information transfer from applied science to applied bioethics. Its major elements are: increased understanding of biological systems, responsible use of technology, and attuning ethnocentric debates to new scientific insights. Pioneered by Irina Pollard in 1994, bioscience ethics has become an internationally recognized discipline, interfacing science and bioethics within professional perspectives such as medical, legal, bio-engineering, and economics. Written for students and professionals alike, the fundamental feature of this book is its breadth, important because bioscience ethics interweaves many diverse subjects in the process of gathering specialist scientific knowledge for bioethical review. It contains chapters which embrace topics affecting human reproduction, end-of-life care and euthanasia, challenge human-dominated ecosystems, and review population growth, economic activity and warfare. A background section describes the evolution of ethical consciousness, explores the future, and proposes that the reworking of ethical boundaries can enhance mature decision-making in harmony with changing technology.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge; New York
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages317
ISBN (Electronic)9780511609756
ISBN (Print)9780521768283
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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    Pollard, I. (2009). Bioscience ethics. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511609756