In the second volume of his trilogy, Lewis Petrinovich presents a detailed account of the dilemmas that humans in technologically advanced societies face when confronted by matters of life and death, and medical treatment. The issues he discusses include genetic screening, the Human Genome Project, criteria for defining death, organ donation and transplantation, and assisted suicide and euthinasia. Petrinovich also discusses healthcare policy issues such as the allocation of scare medical resources and rationing. He argues for adequate healthcare as a fundamental moral necessity and makes a number of policy recommendations.
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