Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics

The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics

January 28, 2008


Dear Colleagues,


I am very pleased to announce the publication of The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics web link. I think this will become the definitive textbook for clinicians (including physicians, nurses, and all allied health professionals), and also for students in a wide variety of fields related to bioethics. I am particularly proud that this book project was incubated at the Joint Centre for Bioethics, and contains many lessons from our experience, although the book has over 100 authors from all over the world.


The Editor in Chief is Peter A. Singer and the Executive Editor is A.M. Viens. The section editors are Richard Ashcroft, Solomon Benatar, Joseph Boyle, Abdallah Daar, John Lantos, Susan MacRae, David Novak, Anne Slowther, James Tulsky, Adrian Viens, and myself.


Each chapter illustrates an ethical problem that might be encountered in everyday practice; defines the concepts at issue; examines their implications from the perspectives of ethics, law and policy; and then provides a practical resolution. There are 10 key sections presenting the most vital topics and clinically relevant areas of modern bioethics, including: Information Problems, End of Life Care, Pregnant Women and Children, Genetics and Biotechnology, Research Ethics, Health Systems and Institutions, Using Clinical Ethics to Make an Impact in Health Care, Global Health Ethics, Religious and Cultural Perspectives in Bioethics, and Speciality Bioethics.




Ross Upshur
Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics
Director, Primary Care Research Unit
Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine and Public Health Sciences
University of Toronto


Order: The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics web link. This textbook is now available at 20% off until May 31, 2008 using the special discount code MWSINGER.