It is at times autobiographical and often heartwarming masterfully written and of great importance to an understanding of the history of bioethics in search of the good reminds us why callahan has been so important to the field once i picked it up i found it impossible to put it down. In search of the good a life in bioethics by daniel callahan mit press 2012 daniel callahan helped invent the field of bioethics more than forty years ago when he decided to use his training in philosophy to grapple with ethical problems in biology and medicine. The basic bioethics series makes innovative works in bioethics available to a broad audience and introduces seminal scholarly manuscripts state of the art reference works and textbooks topics engaged include the philosophy of medicine advancing genetics and biotechnology end of life care health and social policy and the empirical study . He questions the idea of endless medical progress and interventionist end of life care that seems to blur the boundary between living and dying it is the role of bioethics he argues to be a loyal dissenter in the onward march of medical progress the most important challenge for bioethics now is to help rethink the very goals of medicine. Get this from a library in search of the good a life in bioethics daniel callahan one of the founding fathers of bioethics describes the development of the field and his thinking on some of the crucial issues of our time
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