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Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Mary Briody Mahowald


This book deals with bioethical issues relevant to women across the life span. “Gender justice” is the starting point and the end point of the author’s approach to the issues addressed. The first section offers an overview of bioethics, critiques prevalent approaches to bioethics and models of the physician-patient relationship, and sketches distinguishing aspects of women’s health care. Classical pragmatists and feminist standpoint theorists are enlisted in support of “an egalitarian perspective”, and positions on the moral status of fetuses and those already born are examined. The second sec ... More

Keywords: egalitarian perspective, pragmatism, feminist standpoint theory, moral status, elderly, reproduction, cases

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195176179
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195176170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Briody Mahowald, author
University of Chicago