- Language: English
- 334 Pages
- Published: December 2007
- Region: Global
Ethics, Law and Society - Volume 1
- Published: August 2005
- Region: Global
- 308 Pages
- Ashgate Publishing
This key collection brings together a selection of papers commissioned and published by the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law & Society. It incorporates contributions from a group of international experts along with a selection of short opinion pieces written in response to specific ethical issues.
The collection addresses issues arising in biomedical and medical ethics ranging from assisted reproductive technologies to the role of clinical ethics committees. It examines broader societal issues with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment and also focuses on issues of human rights in current global contexts. The contributors collect responses to issues arising from high profile cases such as the legitimacy of war in Iraq to physician-related suicide. The volume will provide a valuable resource for practitioners and academics with an interest in ethics across a range of disciplines.
'It is pleasing to see a collection that so well demonstrates the rich diversity of contemporary ethical debate, in both content and multidisciplinarity. This volume reaches beyond bioethics to embrace other social issues including food, agriculture and human rights. Including as it does commentaries on contemporary "hard cases", with contributions from key academics in the field, it is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Ethics.' Professor Ruth Chadwick, Lancaster University, UK
'…the editors have assembled a strong and varied range of contributors from a number of differing academic and professional backgrounds…overall, the papers included are well written, interesting and accessible to those outside of the author's particular academic discipline…this book will provide an excellent and accessible resource for academics, students and practitioners engaged in the examination and study of not only the ethical issues raised in this volume, but also ethics in general.' Medical Law Review SHOW LESS READ MORE >
List of Figures and Table
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Jennifer Gunning and Søren Holm
PART I: BIOETHICS
2 Therapeutic and Reproductive Cloning – A Scientific Perspective
3 Stem Cells, Patents and Ethics
4 Recent Issues in Assisted Reproduction: Evolutions in Science, Law and Ethics
5 Why do Research on Human Brains?
6 Bioethics in Europe
Berit A. Faber
7 A Penny for Your Thoughts – Ethics in Sponsored Research
Hilde W. Nagell
8 Ethical Issues in Evidence-Based Medicine
Ruud ter Meulen
9 Health Economics and Access to Treatment
10 Clinical Ethics Committees in Europe: Assistance in Medical Decisions, Fora for Democratic Debates or Bodies to Monitor Basic Rights?
11 Human Dignity and the UNESCO Declaration on the Human Genome
PART II: ETHICS AND SOCIETY
12 Theft of DNA: Do We Need a New Criminal Offence?
13 Environmental Ethics, Environmental Problems and the Ethics of Science
14 Ecological Modernisation and the Precautionary Principle
Robert Lee and Elen Stokes
15 Agri-Culture: Some Principles and Lessons for Sustainability
16 Applying the Notion of Sustainability – Dilemmas and the Need for Dialogue
Christian Gamborg and Peter Sandøe
17 GM Resistant: Europe and the WTO Panel Dispute on Biotech Products
18 Food Ethics
19 The Ethics of Journalism: A Summing-up for Lord Hutton
20 In Search of Ethical Business Leadership: Time to Mix Our Metaphors?
21 Only Connect – Broadband Provision and Social Inclusion
PART III: HUMAN RIGHTS
22 Human Rights – What Hope? Human Dignity – What Scope?
23 Harmonising Human Rights in Europe
24 Ugly, Deformed and Grubby: The Common Law and Human Rights
25 Holding Multinational Corporations Accountable for Breaches of Human Rights
Celia Wells and Juanita Elias
PART IV: COMMENTARIES
26 The Health Professional and the Dying Patient
27 Legitimate Authority, Just Cause, and the Decision to Invade Iraq
28 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) – An Odd New Challenge
29 Designing Donors
Shaun D. Pattinson
30 Separating Conjoined Twins: The Case of Ladan and Laleh Bijani
31 Brain Research and Neuroethics
Martha J. Farah, Paul Root Wolpe and Arthur Caplan
32 Who has the Right to Determine the Fate of their Embryos?
33 Internet Governance
Dr Jennifer Gunning is Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law and Society, University of Wales. She was the Coordinator of the EC BiomedII Project, Therapeutic Research in Assisted Conception and was a member of the Human Embryo and Fetus Working Group of the European Commission. Soren Holm is Chair of Bioethics at Cardiff University and Director of the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law and Society. Both have published widely on issues relating to bioethics.