Matters of Life and Death
By: John Wyatt
Published: IVP/CMF (2009)
Price for CMF student members: £4
Informative, insightful and personally challenging, this book will cause you to reflect on your own beliefs and the reasoning behind them. It will make you question the values society has placed on life, and how that has affected current medical ethics and practice. John Wyatt is Professor of Ethics and Perinatology at University College London and a consultant neonatologist. He writes from a wealth of clinical experience and research and discusses very complex issues with utmost sensitivity and delicacy, reflecting on biblical concepts and drawing examples from his personal experience. His approach is systematic and easy to follow. Reading this has incrreased my knowledge of medical ethics and strengthened my personal convictions regarding issues such as euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research. It is without a doubt a must-read for any Christian medical student and I could not recommend it enough.
Review by Christi Brasted, UEA