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Medical Ethics


Reproductive Technology (Assisted Reproduction)

Stem Cells


Discrimination in Health Care

Health Services Accessibility (Access to Health Care)

Infanticide (Letting Impaired Newborns Die)

Brain Death (Coma)

Euthanasia (Requests to Die, Mercy Killing)

Assisted Suicide

Animal Rights (Animal Research Subjects)

Human Experimentation in Medicine (Human Research Subjects)

Involuntary Treatment (Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment)

Genetic Disorders (Genetic Disease)

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

These print and online sources will give you background information on your topics and help you generate ideas for research.

Ahia, C.E. (2003). Legal and ethical dictionary for mental health professionals. Lanham, BD: University Press of America. Ref. KF3828.A934 2003

Animals and their legal rights. (1990). Washington (D.C.): Animal Welfare Institute. A collection of animal rights laws from 1641–1990. Ref. KF3841.L4 1990

Becker, L.C. & Becker, C.B. (eds.)(2001) Encyclopedia of ethics. New York: Routledge.

Bioethics thesaurus. (1990). Washington, DC: Georgetown University. Ref. QH332.B536 1990

Butler, J.D., & Walbert, D.F. (Eds.). (1992). Abortion, medicine, and the law. New York: Facts on File. A collection of articles by various authors on the abortion issue and divided into 3 categories: law, medicine, and ethics. Ref. KF9315.A93 1992

Cohen, M. (2006). The essentials of philosophy & ethics. London: Hodder Arnold.

Costa, M. (1991). Abortion : A reference handbook. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, Inc. Provides a chronological history of the abortion issue, descriptions of the procedure, biographical sketches of significant people, a directory of organizations and more. Ref. HQ767.5.U5 C67 1991

Does it run in the family?. (1997). New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press. A description of DNA testing and what genetic disorders can be uncovered through testing. Ref. RB155.6.T45 1997

Medline Plus Medical Dictionary Authoritative, easy to use medical dictionary from the National Library of Medicine. Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to info about health topics, drugs, and nutritional supplements.

Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia Medical encyclopedia from the National Institutes of health includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries.

Post, S.G. (Ed.). (2004). Encyclopedia of bioethics. New York: Macmillan Reference USA. Ref. QH 332.E52 2004

Find Articles

Search Specific Journals. You can search the full text of these specific journals for articles on your topic. Use the Journal Locator to see if we have any other specific journal.

American Journal of Bioethics

Developing World Bioethics

Ethics & Medicine: A Christian Perspective on Issues in Bioethics

Journal of Ethics

Nursing Ethics

Search a Database Full of Journals. The topic of medical ethics crosses many fields from philosophy to science to law. Here are some good databases that let you search many journals at once:

Philosopher’s Index
Academic Search Premier for scholarly journals

Web Sites

  • Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
    A wide variety of reports on bioethics on topics such as determination of death, human cloning, human dignity and bioethics, newborn screening, stem cell research, alternative sources of stem cells, end-of-life care, and assisted reproduction.

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - even if it’s unintentional. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

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