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  1. Suggested reading in preparation for the course 4 items
    It is suggested that you read the following books for this Course Unit. These books provide a good start for many topics that will be covered in this Course Unit.
    1. The value of life - Harris, John 1985

      Book  Also available as a Dawson eBook

    2. Bioethics: a philosophical introduction - Stephen Holland 2003

      Book 

    3. Principles of health care ethics - Richard E. Ashcroft c2007

      Book  Also available as a Wiley eBook

    4. Arguing about bioethics - Stephen Holland 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book  Also available as an Ebook Central ebook

  2. Useful Online Reference Work 1 item
    1. Encyclopedia of applied ethics - Ruth F. Chadwick c2012

      Book  Available as a Science Direct eBook

  3. Lecture 1: Doing Bioethics 23 items
    1. Required Reading 0 items
      Sections 1 and 2 of Distance learning materials – you can find these on the Blackboard site under ‘distance learning materials for reference’ on the left hand list.
    2. Optional Reading: 23 items
      1. Optional Further reading on Relativism and Scepticism 6 items
        1. The elements of moral philosophy - Stuart Rachels, James Rachels c2012

          Book  See Chapter 2

        2. Moral Skepticism - Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter

          Article 

        3. Principles of health care ethics - Richard E. Ashcroft c2007

          Book  Also available as a Wiley eBook. Read Chapter 13 - see next entry for direct link

        4. Moral Relativism - Mark Sheehan

          Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

      2. Optional Further Reading on Ethics and the Role of Reason 5 items
        1. Bioethics - John Harris 2001

          Book  See John Harris, ‘The Scope and Importance of Bioethics’

        2. Philosophical medical ethics - Raanan Gillon c1986

          Book  See Chapters 1, 5 and 6

        3. Applied Ethics, Challenges to - T. Dare

          Chapter  Available as part of a Springer eBook

      3. Optional Further Reading on Theoretical Approaches to Ethics 7 items
        1. Medical ethics: a very short introduction - R. A. Hope 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book  See Chapter 5

        2. Principles of biomedical ethics - Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress 2013

          Book  See especially Chapters 1 & 2; in 7th edition (2013) see chapter 9

        3. Philosophical medical ethics - Raanan Gillon c1986

          Book  See especially pages 1-100

        4. Utilitarianism and Bioethics - Matti Hyry

          Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

        5. Deontology - David A. McNaughton, J. Piers Rawling

          Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

        6. Virtue Theory - Justin Oakley

          Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

        7. Kantian Ethics - Onora O'neill

          Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

      4. Optional Further Reading on the Four Principles Approach 5 items
        1. The‘Four Principles’ Approach to Health Care Ethics - Tom L. Beauchamp

          Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

        2. Bioethics - John Harris 2001

          Book  See Tom L. Beauchamp, ‘Principlism and its Alleged Competitors’ pp.479- 493

        3. Bioethics - John Harris 2001

          Book  See Søren Holm, ‘Not just autonomy - the principles of American biomedical ethics’ 494-506

        4. How Many Principles for Bioethics? - Robert M. Veatch

          Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

  4. Lecture 2: Respect for persons – Autonomy, consent and confidentiality (part 1) 13 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
      Sections 3 and 5 of Distance learning materials – you can find these on the Blackboard site under ‘distance learning materials for reference’ on the left hand list.
      1. Theories of Autonomy - Natalie Stoljar

        Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

    2. Optional Reading 12 items
      1. Responsibilities for Poverty-Related Ill Health - Thomas Pogge

        Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

      2. Philosophical medical ethics - Raanan Gillon c1986

        Book  See Chapter 10

      3. The Value of Life: An Introduction to Medical Ethics - John Harris 1985 (electronic resource)

        Book  See Chapter 10

      4. Arguing about bioethics - Stephen Holland 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book  Also available as an Ebook Central ebook. See James F. Childress, ‘The place of autonomy in Bioethics’ pp.308-316

      5. The moral limits of the criminal law: Volume 3: Harmless to Self - Joel Feinberg 1986 (electronic resource)

        Book  See Chapter 18

      6. Applied Ethics, Challenges to - T. Dare

        Chapter  Available via Springer ebooks

      7. The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics

        Book  See Bruce Jennings, ‘Autonomy’, 72-89

      8. Confidentiality - Rebecca Bennett

        Chapter  Available as part of a Wiley eBook

  5. Lecture 3: Respect for persons – Autonomy, consent and confidentiality (part 2) 8 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. The Value of Life: An Introduction to Medical Ethics - John Harris 1985 (electronic resource)

        Book  See Chapter 11

    2. Optional Reading 6 items
      1. Moral Paternalism - Gerald Dworkin 05/2005

        Article 

      2. The moral limits of the criminal law: Volume 3: Harmless to Self - Joel Feinberg 1986 (electronic resource)

        Book  See Chapter 17

      3. The morality of coercion - S. M Glick 2000-10-1

        Article 

  6. Lecture 4: Status of the embryo and abortion 14 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      Read at least one of the following texts.
      1. Life Before Birth - Bonnie Steinbock 11/07/2011

        Book  See Chapter 2

      2. Beginning lives - Rosalind Hursthouse, Open University 1987

        Book  See Chapter 2

      3. Beginning lives - Rosalind Hursthouse, Open University 1987

        Book  See David S. Oderberg, ‘The Metaphysical status of the Embryo:Some arguments revisited’

    2. Optional Reading 11 items
      1. Should the baby live?: the problem of handicapped infants - Helga Kuhse, Peter Singer 1985

        Book 

  7. Lecture 5: The right to know and the right to remain in ignorance 11 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
    2. Optional Reading: 7 items
      1. From chance to choice: genetics and justice - Buchanan, Allen E. c2000

        Book  Also available as a Cambridge Core ebook

      2. The death of Ivan Ilych - Leo Tolstoy c2006

        Book  Other editions also available

    3. For the seminar, you may find it helpful to read: 1 item
      1. In Defence of Autonomy in Psychiatric Health Care - Simona Giordano

        Article  Available to download from The Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Ethics-Law and History website

  8. Lecture 6: Procreative Beneficence 2 items
  9. Lecture 7: Resource Allocation 4 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. The value of life - Harris, John 1985

        Book  Also available as a Dawson eBook. Read Chapter 6

      2. Medical ethics and law: the core curriculum - R. A. Hope, Julian Savulescu, Judith Hendrick 2008

        Book  Read Chapter 13

    2. Optional Reading 2 items
      1. The ethics of health care rationing: an introduction - Greg Bognar, Iwao Hirose 2014

        Book 

      2. A Monopsonistic Market Or How to Buy and Sell Human Organs, Tissues and Cells Ethically - Charles A. Erin, John Harris

        Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

  10. Lecture 8: Transplantation 10 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Scientific freedom: an anthology on freedom of scientific research - Simona Giordano, John Coggon, Marco Cappato, Simona Giordano 2012

        Book  Also available as a Dawson eBook. Read Gennaro Selvaggi and Sean Aas, “New frontiers in surgery: the case of uterus and penis transplantation” 71-91

    2. Optional Reading 7 items
      1. Human Tissue Retention - Margaret Brazier 01/2004

        Article 

      2. Text, cases & materials on medical law and ethics - Marc Stauch, Kay Wheat 2015

        Book  Read 'Organ Transplantation' - Sections 11.1-11.3 (Introduction; Transplants from Living Donors; Transplants From Deceased Donors) and 11.7 (Tackling The Shortage In Organs)

      3. Time and cause: essays presented to Richard Taylor - Richard Taylor, Peter Van Inwagen c1980

        Book  Read V. P. Inwagen, "Philosophers and the words 'human body'" 283-99.

      4. Xeno: the promise of transplanting animal organs into humans - Cooper, D. K. C., Lanza, R. P. 2000

        Book 

      5. A Monopsonistic Market Or How to Buy and Sell Human Organs, Tissues and Cells Ethically - Charles A. Erin, John Harris

        Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

  11. Lecture 9: End of Life Issues 13 items
    1. Essential Reading: 2 items
      1. Euthanasia (Physician-Assisted Suicide) - J.J.M. van Delden

        Chapter  Available as part of a Springer eBook

      2. The value of life - Harris, John 1985

        Book  Also available as a Dawson eBook. Read Chapter 4

    2. Optional Reading: 7 items
      1. Medical ethics 2014

        Book  Also available as a Dawson eBook. Read Pieter V Admiraal 'Euthanasia in the Netherlands, Justifiable Euthanasia' 171-179

      2. Medical ethics 2014

        Book  Also available as a Dawson eBook. Read Daniel Callahan 'Euthanasia. Killing and Allowing to Die' 167-170

      3. Medical ethics 2014

        Book  Also available as a Dawson eBook. Read Leon R. Kass 'Why doctors must not kill' 179-184

      4. The end of life: euthanasia and morality - James Rachels 1986

        Book  Read 106-7

    3. On Assisted Suicide 4 items
      1. Arguing about bioethics - Stephen Holland 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book  Also available as an Ebook Central ebook. Read "Assisted Suicide: the philosophers' brief" 545-555

      2. Arguing about bioethics - Stephen Holland 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book  Also available as an Ebook Central ebook. Read John P Safranek "Autonomy and assisted suicide: the execution of Freedom" 557-562.

      3. Arguing about bioethics - Stephen Holland 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book  Also available as an Ebook Central ebook. Read J. M. Dieterle "Physician assisted suicide: a new look at the argument" 563-578

      4. Arguing about bioethics - Stephen Holland 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book  Also available as an Ebook Central ebook. Read Judith Jarvis Thomson "Physician assisted suicide: two moral arguments" 579-596

  12. Dec 4th Session - Enhancement Issues: 3 items
    1. China baby gene editing claim 'dubious' - Michelle Roberts 26/11/2018

      Webpage  c/o BBC News

    2. Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies - John Harris Harris Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:23 PM EST

      Audio-visual document  A very similar talk to the Guardian article (above) but you might like to listen rather than read....