As the field of bioethics has matured, increasing attention is being paid to how bioethical issues are treated in different moral and religious traditions and in different parts of the world. It is often difficult, however, to get accurate information about these matters. The Bioethics Yearbook Series provides interested parties with analyses of how such issues as new reproductive techniques, abortion, maternal-fetal conflicts, care of seriously ill newborns, consent, confidentiality, equitable access, cost-containment, withdrawing treatment, active euthanasia, the definition of death, and organ transplantation are being discussed in these different traditions and different parts of the world. The first volume, and every second succeeding volume, will discuss developments in the Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Hindu, Jewish, LDS, Lutheran, Methodist, Muslim, and Presbyterian Traditions. The second volume, and every second volume succeeding it, will discuss official governmental and medical society policies on these topics throughout the world.
Introduction; Staff of Center. Foreword to Volume 1; J.R. Nelson. The Roman Catholic Tradition and Bioethics; J. Boyle. Sounds of Silence: The Latter-Day Saints and Medical Ethics; C.S. Campbell. Hinduism and Bioethics in India: A Tradition in Transition; P.N. Desai. Buddhism and Bioethics; M. Fujii. The Anglican Communion and Bioethics; J.A. Granbois, D.H. Smith. Eastern Orthodox Bioethics; S.S. Harakas. Islamic Concepts and Bioethics; H. Hathout. Bioethics in the Lutheran Tradition; P. Nelson. Recent Developments in Medical Ethics in the Methodist Tradition; R.L. Shelton. Baptist-Evangelical Biomedical Ethics; P.D. Simmons. Jewish Medical Ethics; A. Steinberg. Biomedical Ethics in the Reformed Tradition; K.L. Vaux. General Index. Index of Authors and Documents Discussed.