Monday, November 07, 2005

Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Reference Resource Spotlight)

The five volume Encyclopedia of Bioethics (REF QH332 .E52 2004) is an excellent starting point for researching many of today's most controversial topics. For example, you will find a detailed 40 page article with an extensive bibliography covering all aspects of abortion from medical, ethical, and religious perspectives.

The Encyclopedia of Bioethics contains 450 articles, including 110 new to the 3rd edition and 150 rewritten extensively. Below is a brief listing of just a few of the topics covered:
  • Aging
  • Animal Rights
  • Bioterrorism
  • Circumcision (Female and Male)
  • Cloning
  • Death
  • Embryo and Fetus (Stem Cell Research)
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Eugenics
  • Fertility Control
  • Genetic Testing and Screening
  • Homosexuality
  • Informed Consent
  • Life (Quality of and Sanctity of)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Organ and Tissue Procurement
  • Patient's Rights
  • Population Ethics
  • Reproductive Technologies
  • Smoking
  • Warfare
Volume 1 contains a complete listing of the articles and topical outline. The topical outline can be used to find related articles on major themes. For instance, the topic outline for law and bioethics refers the reader to 38 different entries.