Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Medical Ethics edited by Laura Egendorf **

Medical Ethics edited by Laura Egendorf was not the book I wanted. I was looking for a framework to analyzing questions of medical ethics, and illustrative applications of this framework to various ethical issues. This was not that book.

However, I can easily imagine a student with an assignment to write a persuasive essay pro-or-con paper about some medical issue, like universal healthcare, assisted suicide, sex selection, or cloning. In that case, this is you book. You can have your homework complete in plenty of time to get to whatever party is on your schedule.

This book presents essays by partisan politicians, much like talking heads on television. All of the essays advocate specific positions with no serious attempt to be balanced or accurate. If you missed this on the news, well here it is. Enjoy!

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