- 313 p. ; 24 cm.
- Contents: 1. The Problem and the Cure -- 2. How to Decide Which Policies to Adopt -- 3. Legalizing Physician Assistance in Dying for the Terminally Ill -- 4. My Choices - Your Conscience? -- 5. Food Fears versus Food Facts - The Need for Appropriate Risk Assessment -- 6. "How Horrible! You've Become More Intelligent!" - Is Self-Improvement Wrong? -- 7. Saving Embryos for the Trash - Our Illogical Policies on Embryonic Stem Cell Research -- Concluding Observations - And an Outline of a Theory of Moral Status.Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-291) and index.Summary: "Questions are the focus of public policy debates - debates that seem never-ending because they are often based more on ideology and religious dogma than on a careful consideration of the relevant legal and ethical questions. Opposing sides shout their slogans and persuade no one. Writing in accessible terms, bioethicist Ronald A. Lindsay reframes these debates and explains how ethical controversies can be resolved by using commonly accepted moral principles, ensuring consistency in our views, and understanding the purposes and objectives of our policies. Future Bioethics is reading for anyone who wants rational, pragmatic, and progressive policies on the critical bioethical issues of our time."--BOOK JACKET.