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Medical philosophy. Medical ethics

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  • Ethical Issues in Health Care on the Frontiers of the Twenty-First Centuryby S. Wear et al.

    Springer 2000; US$ 202.00

    This volume focuses on issues that will have a fundamentally pivotal character as we move into the third millennium. Its three main topic areas are: the dilemma of funding health care; the Human Genome Project; and the physician/patient relationship. more...

  • The Philosophy of Medicineby H. T. Engelhardt

    Springer 2000; US$ 151.00

    As interest in the medical humanities developed in medical education, an area of research and scholarship took shape: the philosophy of medicine. This collection of essays lays out a range of concerns from the philosophy of embodiment, to concepts of disease, equity and the meaning of history. more...

  • Medical Ethics Todayby BMA Medical Ethics Department

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2008; US$ 173.95

    Doctors and medical students confront increasingly complicated ethical dilemmas. To respond effectively they need skills in ethical reasoning and an understanding of the law and professional guidance. This book helps them achieve these things. It provides practical advice and guidance that draws upon the large volume of enquiries received by the BMAs... more...

  • Handbook of Bioethicsby George Khushf

    Springer 2004; US$ 257.00

    This book is for those interested in an extensive review of the field of bioethics. It is for philosophers who wish to understand the core conceptual issues in health care ethics, and for bioethicists who wish to better understand classical problems in philosophy that have a bearing on health care ethics. more...

  • Evidence-Based Health Care Workbookby Trisha Greenhalgh; Anna Donald

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 1999; US$ 54.95

    Based on Trisha Greenhalghs course on teaching evidence based health care, this workbook can be used as a stand alone self learning book, either for groups or individuals. The different units covering areas such as decision analysis and diagnostic testing each contain a published paper with exercises for the user, and critical appraisal checklists.... more...

  • Medical Humanitiesby Martyn Evans

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2001; US$ 49.95

    The purpose of medical humanities is to improve the delivery of effective health care through a better understanding of disease. Based on a highly successful seminar, this book provides a comprehensive and authoritative reference for what is becoming a professional requirement in medicine. more...

  • Emotions, Stress, and Healthby Alex J. Zautra

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 43.99

    This work offers a fresh approach to understanding how emotions and stress influence health. Zautra presents a convincing case for understanding our emotions in two dimensions: the pursuit of the positive and defense against the negative. more...

  • How Doctors Thinkby Kathryn Montgomery

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 25.99

    Defines the nature and importance of clinical judgement. 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. It also contends that there can be adverse side effects to assuming that medicine is strictly science. more...

  • Ending Lifeby M.Pabst Battin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    A sequel to the author's 1994 volume "The Least Worst Death". This work covers a range of topics, including suicide prevention, AIDS, suicide bombing, serpent-handling and other religious practices that pose a risk of death, genetic prognostication, suicide in old age, global justice and the "duty to die," suicide, and more. more...

  • Handbook of Primary Care Psychologyby Leonard J. Haas

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 74.99

    Serves as a toolbox of clinical resources for the psychologist working in primary care settings. This handbook helps codify the role of the primary care psychologist by providing clinicians with background knowledge of the primary care system, orienting frameworks for practice, and overviews of clinical conditions. more...