A Bioethics Resource at Your Fingertips: Hastings Center Bioethics Briefing Book
The following is the public announcement by the Hastings Center of a new free Web resource the Center is providing for everyone's education regarding a number of issues of clinical ethics but presented in a "variety of voices and perspectives grounded in scientific and ethical fact." I know that I am going to use this resource. ..Maurice.
Bioethics Briefing Book Available Free Online!
From Birth to Death and Bench to Clinic: The Hastings Center Bioethics Briefing Book is available free online at The Hastings Center's Web site. Written by the Center's interdisciplinary scholars and Fellows, as well as other leading experts, the Bioethics Briefing Book seeks to inform debate surrounding thirty-six of the most controversial bioethics topics in the media today. Each entry is presented in clear and engaging language, sensitively presenting a variety of voices and perspectives grounded in scientific and ethical fact.
The online edition is searchable and features printable documents organized by topic. Each entry begins by framing the issue and strives to present the full range of perspectives on the issue. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are included for contacting the experts. Recent news stories, current legislation, and links to additional reading are also found in the resource boxes for each entry.
We invite you to bookmark the Bioethics Briefing Book and utilize this free content with compliments from The Hastings Center.
Founded in 1969, The Hastings Center is the oldest independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit bioethics research institute in the world to address the fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, medicine, and the environment as they affect individuals, communities, and societies. The Center promotes discussion of ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences.
The Hastings Center publishes IRB: Ethics & Human Research, the leading journal devoted to ethics and human subjects research, and the Hastings Center Report, a premier journal in bioethics. Bioethics Forum is a free, Web-based service that offers weekly commentary on current bioethics issues.
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