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The Rhetoric of Biomedical Ethics

PWR 1ST - Winter 2014 - Instructor: Starkman, R.
Last Updated: 23-Mar-2014

A guide to resources for PWR 1ST: The Rhetoric of Biomedical Ethics.
When does life begin? When should it end? What is the role of medicine, and how should humans practice it? How should we approach this science? How should we teach it? What should the medicine strive to accomplish—and what shouldn't it? These are some of the core questions of biomedicine, the study of human healthcare and science.

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Background and reference sources

Article resources

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Use "Choose Databases" to selected multiple databases for broad coverage of your topic. Try Academic Search Premier and Medline and CINAHL and Family & Society Studies for example.
[S.l.] : National Library of Medicine
Choose the EBSCO electronic version for ease of use. Search for articles on medical research ethics including embryo research, stem cell research, tissue engineering, tissue generation, transplant and organ donation, trans-species transplantation, xenotransplantation. Use medical and pharmacology terminology.
[Ann Arbor, Mich.] : ProQuest Information and Learning Company.
Broad coverage of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines. Includes links to full-text articles.
Philadelphia, PA : Institute for Scientific Information, c1998-
Use this source to search for recently published scientific papers and those papers that are the most heavily cited by other researchers.

Use Searchworks to find books

Suggested keyword and subject terms to use in Searchworks to find print and e-books.


ethics research

ethical implications research -- use topics on the left to limit further such as: Medical ethics, Medical genetics, Aging

ethical research -- use topics on the left to limit futher such as: Medicine, Animal Welfare, Children, Stem Cells


Subject Terms:

Medical Ethics

Genetic Engineering-Ethics

Biomedical Research-Ethics


San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, c2012.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010.
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