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Resources for Teaching Bioethics

Beauchamp, T., Walters, L., Kahn, J., and Mastroianni, A.C. 2007. Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.

Bishop, L., with contributions from Anderson, L., and Szobota, L.A. 2006. Introduction to ethical theory for the purposes of teaching bioethics issues and topics in the high school classroom. Washington, DC: Kennedy Institute of Ethics High School Bioethics Curriculum Project, Georgetown University. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from http://highschoolbioethics.georgetown.edu/ Exit disclaimer.

Brannigan, M.C., and Boss, J.A. 2000. Healthcare Ethics in a Diverse Society. New York: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social.

Brousseau, P., and Mirk, P. 1997. Building Decision Skills: A Curriculum on Ethical Decision Making Designed for Middle School and High School. Camden, ME: Institute for Global Ethics.

Bryant, J., La Velle, L.B., and Searle, J., eds. 2002. Bioethics for Scientists. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Chowning, J.T., and Fraser, P. 2007. An ethics primer. Seattle, WA: Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from
https://www.nwabr.org/sites/default/files/NWABR_EthicsPrimer7.13.pdf Exit disclaimer.

Curtler, H.M. 2004. Ethical Argument: Critical Thinking in Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fuchs, B., and Macrina, F. 2000. Ethics and the scientist. In Scientific Integrity: An Introductory Text with Cases, 2nd ed. (pp. 17–29). Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology Press.

Jennings, B., et al. 1997. New Choices, New Responsibilities: Ethical Issues in the Life Sciences. A Program on Bioethics for High School Biology Courses, 2nd ed. New Jersey: Hoffman-LaRoche/New York: The Hastings Center.

Kennedy Institute of Ethics—Library and Information Services, Georgetown University. National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from http://bioethics.georgetown.edu/nrc/ Exit disclaimer. (Includes free database resources, reference help, and Bioethics “QuickBibs”— https://bioethics.georgetown.edu/using-the-library/ Exit disclaimer.) Teachers and students are encouraged to contact staff at bioethics@georgetown.edu; 888-BIO-ETHX.

Kuhn, D., Cheney, R., and Weinstock, M. 2000. The development of epistemological understanding. Cognitive Development, 15: 309–328.

Levine, C., ed. 2004. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Bioethical Issues, 10th ed. Guilford, CT: McGraw Hill/Dushkin.

Levinson, R., and Reiss, M.J., eds. 2003. Key Issues in Bioethics: A Guide for Teachers. London/New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Macer, D.R.J., ed., Eubios Ethics Institute. 2006. A cross cultural introduction to bioethics. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from http://www.eubios.info/ccib.htm Exit disclaimer.

Macer, D.R.J., ed., Eubios Ethics Institute. No date. Teaching resources and notes for A Cross-Cultural Introduction to Bioethics. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from http://www.eubios.info/BetCD/BetbkTR.doc Exit disclaimer.

Mappes, T.A., and DeGrazia, D. 2006. Biomedical Ethics, 6th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Munson, R. 2004. Intervention and Reflection: Basic Issues in Medical Ethics, 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

National Research Council. 1996. National Science Education Standards. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Post, S.G., ed. 2004. Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA/Thomson/Gale.

Simon, K.G. 2001. Moral Questions in the Classroom: How to Get Kids to Think Deeply about Real Life and Their Schoolwork. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Veatch, R.M. 2003. The Basics of Bioethics, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall (Pearson Education, Inc.).

Zalta, E.M., ed. 2008. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford, CA: The Metaphysics Research Lab. Retrieved December 9, 2008, from http://plato.stanford.edu/ Exit disclaimer.


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