Preface. List of contributors. Introduction. Part 1: Foundations and History of Bioethics. 1.1. History of medical ethics; D. Gracia. 1.2. Theoretical models and approaches to ethics; H.A.M.J. ten Have. Part 2: Person and Body. 2.1. The human body; W.J.M. Dekkers. 2.2. What is a person? M. Evans. Part 3: Person and Community. 3.1. Social justice and solidarity; E. Gefenas. 3.2. Choices in health care: Waiting list, rationing and priorities; H.A.M.J. ten Have. 3.3. Health care ethics committees; C.D. Melley. Part 4: Procreation and Reproduction. 4.1. In vitro fertilisation and ethics; P.T. Schotsmans. 4.2. Ethics, genetics, and human gene therapy; D. Gracia. 4.3. Genetic interventions and personal identity; R.F. Chadwick. Genetics and culture; H.A.M.J. ten Have. Part 5: Suffering and Death. 5.1. Images of death and dying; W.J.M. Dekkers. 5.2. Terminal care and ethics; Z. Szawarski. 5.3. Withholding and withdrawing treatment; F.J. Illhardt. 5.4. Euthanasia; H.A.M.J. ten Have. Part 6: Practical Information. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.
This book gives an overview of the most salient themes in present-day bioethics. The book focuses on perspectives typical for the European context. This highlights not only particular bioethical themes such as social justice, choices in health care, and health policy (e.g., in post-communist countries), it also emphasizes specific approaches in ethical theory, in relation to Continental philosophies such as phenomenology and hermeneutics.