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MCASOM: Medical Humanities: Bioethics

Subject guide with library, Mayo, and web resources on the medical humanities


The LRC has long focused on purchasing books related to bioethics. This is merely a sampling of the most recent, most popular, and most interesting books on bioethics out there. Several of them may be mentioned in your bioethics class. 

If you have a particular interest in bioethics, you may also wish to search the library catalog for books on topics like:

  • Professionalism
  • Euthanasia
  • Genetic engineering and ethics
  • Terminal care and ethics
  • Medical research and ethics
  • Clinical trials and ethics
  • Drugs and ethics
  • Human experimentation
  • Autonomy
  • Informed Consent
  • Paternalism
  • Malfeasance
  • Social justice
  • Tissue and organ procurement
  • Eugenics
Many books featured in the global health area are also about ethical topics like pharmaceutical experimentation overseas, human rights, and social justice.
See our complete guide to Bioethics and Professionalism resources


Bioethics Books