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Medical philosophy. Medical ethics

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  • The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicineby Eric J. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99

    The obligation of physicians to relieve human suffering stretches back into antiquity. But what exactly is suffering? One patient with metastatic cancer of the stomach, from which he knew he would shorlty die, said he was not suffering. Another, someone who had been operated on for a minor problem, in little pain and not seemingly distressed, said... more...

  • Health Psychologyby Antonia C. Lyons; Kerry Chamberlain

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 56.00

    Health Psychology: A Critical Introduction will be an invaluable resource for students of health psychology. more...

  • The Limits of Medicineby Andrew Stark

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This book addresses the limits of medicine by examining two mirror-image debates in tandem. more...

  • Engaging the Worldby S. Holm; M.F. Jonas

    IOS Press 2004; US$ 99.00

    Holm (Institute of Medicine, Law, and Bioethics, University of Manchester, UK) and Jonas (Center for Social Ethics and Policy, University of Manchester) gather papers representing the work performed as part of the Empirical Methods in Bioethics project sponsored by the European Commission, DG-Research. The papers are mainly concerned with investiga more...

  • Palliative Care Resuscitationby Madeline Bass

    Wiley 2006; US$ 78.99 US$ 71.09

    This book provides an up to date reference for healthcare professionals working in palliative care. It provides an overview of resuscitation in palliative care, and then looks at guidelines, decision making, including patient and family in the decision making process and the law and ethics of resuscitation. Written in an easily understandable and absorbable... more...

  • How Doctors Thinkby Kathryn Mongtomery

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 25.99

    How Doctors Think defines the nature and importance of clinical judgment. Although physicians make use of science, this book argues that medicine is not itself a science but rather an interpretive practice that relies on clinical reasoning. A physician looks at the patient's history along with the presenting physical signs and symptoms and juxtaposes... more...

  • Lost Virtue, Volume 10by Nuala Kenny; Wayne Shelton

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 117.99

    Adopting a personal view of bioethics by examining the physician, this book discusses character formation, ethics, professional character, and other concepts. It also addresses the interpersonal aspects of physicians and the importance of character. more...

  • Ending Lifeby Margaret Pabst Battin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Margaret Pabst Battin has established a reputation as one of the top philosophers working in bioethics today. This work is a sequel to Battin's 1994 volume The Least Worst Death . The last ten years have seen fast-moving developments in end-of-life issues, from the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands to furor over... more...

  • Death and Medical Powerby Henk A.M.J.Ten Have

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 51.00

    Since the 1970s, euthanasia has been a topic of continual debate worldwide. This book presents a description of the debate as well as an analysis of various aspects of euthanasia practice in the Netherlands. It argues that euthanasia should be understood within a historical context as a protest against medical power. more...

  • Professionalism in Medicineby Delese Wear; Julie M. Aultman

    Springer US 2006; US$ 139.98

    In this collection of essays, the authors don’t argue with those attributes deemed to be the essence of professionalism in medicine. Instead, they ask questions of the discourse from which they arise and question the profession’s beliefs about the nature of its work. more...