Gregory E. Pence. The Elements of Bioethics. Boston : McGraw-Hill, c2007.
Gregory Pence has taught bioethics for over thirty years and is one of the pioneers in the field. He is know for his student-friendly textbooks and his attention to medical detail. He has written ten books in bioethics.
In this new work, he blends thems from ethical theory with new cases to craft an introductory textbook in bioethics that is both inviting to students and accurate in clinical presentations. Each chapter uses theories to illuminate topics, which include the Terri Schiavo case, stopping AIDS worldwide, live-organ donors, alcoholism and free will, research on schizophrenia, genetic abortions, a duty to die, and Jehovah's Witnesses. In each chapter, gradual revelation of the case draws narrative learners through the chapter.