FYE 1050: Medical Ethics
Books in the Main Stacks
Click on the links below for books in the library on the following topics:
Reproductive Technology (Assisted Reproduction)
Health Services Accessibility (Access to Health Care)
Infanticide (Letting Impaired Newborns Die)
Brain Death (Coma)
Euthanasia (Requests to Die, Mercy Killing)
Animal Rights (Animal Research Subjects)
Human Experimentation in Medicine (Human Research Subjects)
Involuntary Treatment (Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment)
Genetic Disorders (Genetic Disease)
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.
- Citation of Sources
This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
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
The topic of medical ethics crosses many fields,from philosophy and science to law. Here are some good databases to get you started:
Academic Search Premier for scholarly journals
Health Reference Center Academic for health and medical articles
Lexis Nexis to search law reviews and legal aspects of ethics
For more, see all Dowling databases listed by subject
Here are some suggested journals in the field of medical ethics to get you started. Use these links to search within each journal through our databases. Use the [http://www.dowling.edu/library/journaldb/jrnl.html | Journal Locator]] to see if we have any other specific journal.
- 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.
- Bioethics Resources on the Web - National Institutes of Health
A government web site run by the National Institutes for Health (NIH). Lots of links to bioethics sites covering topics such as medical research, end-of-life care, stem cell research, genetic testing, and more.
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