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Religious Studies/Philosophy 4110: Medical Ethics

Revised 10/2018


The following Databases are Recommended:

Revised 09/2018


The following Books and eBooks are recommended:

  • Encyclopedia of ethics, 3 vols. New York: Routledge, 2001.
    Ref BJ63 E45 2001
    and [Electronic resource]
  • Encyclopedia of Catholic social thought, social science, and social policy 3 vol. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2007-2012.
    Ref BX1753 E595 2007
  • Encyclopedia of science, technology, and ethics, 4 vols. Detroit: Macmillan, 2005.
    Ref Q175.35 E53 2005
  • Encyclopedia of bioethics, 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 2004.
    Ref QH332 E52 2004 
  • The Penn Center guide to bioethics. New York: Springer, 2009.
    Ref QH332 P46 2009 
  • Handbook of bioethics terms. Washington D.C.: Georgetown UP, 2009.
    [Electronic resource]
  • Handbook of bioethics: taking stock of the field from a philosophical perspective. Boston: Kluwer, 2004.
    [Electronic resource]
  • Ethics in health services and policy: a global approach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.
    [Electronic resource]
  • Human identity and bioethics. New York: CUP, 2005.
    BD236 D44 2005
  • What’s wrong?: applied ethicists and their critics. New York: OUP, 2005.
    BJ1031 B66 2005
  • A field guide to good decisions: values in action. Westport: Praeger, 2006.
    HD30.23 B462 2006
  • Profits before people?: ethical standards and the marketing of prescription drugs. Bloomington: IUP, 2006.
    HD9666.5 W43 2006
  • American bioethics: crossing human rights and health law boundaries. New York: OUP, 2005.
    K3240 A56 2005
  • Understanding bioethics and the law: the promises and perils of the brave new world of biotechnology. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008.
    KF3821.S33 2008
  • What are stem cells: definitions at the intersection of science and politics. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama Press, 2011.
    [Electronic resource]
  • Sacred cells?: why christians should support stem cell research. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.
    QH588 S83 P48 2008
  • Embryo politics: ethics and policy in atlantic democracies. Ithica: Cornell UP, 2011
    QM608 B36 2011 and [Electronic resource]
  • Bioethics for beginners: 60 cases and cautions from the moral frontier of healthcare. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
    [Electronic resource]
  • Worst case bioethics: death, disaster, and public health. New York: OUP, 2010.
    R724 A67 2010 
  • Taking issue: pluralism and casuistry in bioethics. Washington, D.C.: GUP, 2003.
    R724 B755 2003
  • Practical decision making in health care ethics: cases and concepts. Washington, D.C.: GUP, 2010
    [Electronic resource]
  • Against bioethics. Cambridge: MIT, 2006.
    R725.5 B25 2006
  • Ethics and the business of bioscience. Stanford: SBB, 2004.
    R725.5 E25
  • Handbook of bioethics and religion. New York: OUP, 2006.
    R725.55 2006
  • Bioethics, law, and human life issues. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2010.
    R725.56 S26 2010
  • Ending life: ethics and the way we die. New York: OUP, 2005.
    R726 B329 2005
  • End of life care and pragmatic decision making. New York: Cambridge UP, 2010.
    R726.8 H475 2010
  • Patient autonomy and the ethics of responsibility. Cambridge: MIT, 2005.
    R727.42 T38 2005
  • Decision-making in nursing: thoughtful approaches for practice. Sudbury: Jones & Bartlett, 2008.
    RT42 D433 2008
  • Ethical decision making in nursing and health care: the symphonological approach. New York: Springer, 2008
    [Electronic Resource]

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Revised 06/2017


The following Websites are recommended:

Revised 06/2017

 Research Centers

The following Research Centers are recommended:

  • The Hastings Center (Nonpartisan organization that explores a great number of bioethical/biomedical issues)
  • Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity at Trinity International University (Numerous resources and links/ engages bioethical issues from a biblical values point of view)
  • The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University (“…the world’s oldest and most comprehensive academic bioethics center”)
  • Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University (On the left side of the page you will find focus areas and publications with large numbers of full text offerings)

Revised 07/2019

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