This is the only book of its kind– it is a medical ethics book directed squarely at the lay audience of patients and their families who are confronted by highly complex and difficult medical procedures and issues. Its topics spread across a broad range of medical concerns that are of interest to millions dealing with these issues. Written by a premier expert on medical ethics, this book presents real-life examples of medical situations and provides clarity and insight. This book also speaks to medical professionals who work with the public on a daily basis and deal with medical ethics as part of their everyday jobs (doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, ethics committee members). Topics include: advance directives, Do Not Resuscitate orders, quality of life issues, palliative care, privacy, end-of-life care, transplant ethics, neuroethics, medical tourism, sports medicine, GLBTI health, reproductive issues, genetics, clinical trials, and more.