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Medical philosophy. Medical ethics

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  • Right to Die and Euthanasiaby Lisa Yount

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    The United States, and indeed the Western world, is bitterly divided on the issues of the right to die and euthanasia. Polls reported in 2004 indicated that between four and 10 percent of physicians helped to end a terminally ill patient's life at some time, even though such acts are against the law. Legislators, judges, and ordinary citizens have... more...

  • Ending and Extending Lifeby Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    Ending and Extending Life takes a detailed look at several bold medical innovations that have saved and improved the lives of millions of patients. Mechanical ventilation, organ transplantation and other life-saving surgical techniques, new diagnostic technologies (such as CT and MRI scans), advanced chemotherapy and antiviral drugs, and tube feeding... more...

  • Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethicsby Raymond J. Devettere

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    For nearly fifteen years Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics has offered scholars and students a highly accessible and teachable alternative to the dominant principle-based theories in the field. DevettereÆs approach is not based on an ethics of abstract obligations and duties, but, following Aristotle, on how to live a fulfilled and... more...

  • Bordering Biomedicineby Vera Kalitzkus; Peter L. Twohig

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 79.80

    Biomedicine is the dominant organizing framework of modern medicine but it is not the only lens through which health, illness and disease can be understood. This interdisciplinary collection of essays brings together scholars from around the world who seek to probe the boundaries of biomedicine. This book is the outcome of the third global conference... more...

  • Health and Societyby Gary Taylor

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 42.00

    Key Debates in Healthcare explores the answers to these and many more topical questions in healthcare. The book considers eight main debates in healthcare, ranging from the role of the state in the provision of health care to the rights of patients, and the responsibilities each of us have for our own health. more...

  • Die personenbedingte Kündigung wegen Krankheitby Renate Knauf

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 50.17

    Der praktisch bedeutsamste Fall der personenbedingten Kündigung ist die Kündigung wegen Krankheit. Zwar kann die Krankheit alleine eine Kündigung niemals rechtfertigen, jedoch ist sie auch kein Kündigungshindernis. Für den Arbeitnehmer treten neben der Belastung der Erkrankung noch die Gefahr des Verlustes der beruflichen Existenz auf, denn es kann... more...

  • Die Ausbildung Ehrenamtlicher für Sorgentelefoneby Susanne Pauer

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 38.51

    Über zwei Millionen Anrufe gehen jährlich bei der TelefonSeelsorge sowie viele weitere bei anderen Trägern von Seelsorge-Telefonen ein. Um diese Masse an Anrufen bewältigen zu können, werden häufig Ehrenamtliche für diese Aufgabe ausgebildet. Da diese Ehrenamtlichen zunächst meistens Laien in diesem Bereich sind, ist es notwendig sie entsprechend auf... more...

  • Medical Futilityby Marjorie B. Zucker; Howard D. Zucker; Alexander Morgan Capron

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 43.00

    A wide-ranging and authoritative survey of the complex issue of futile medical treatments. more...

  • Ethical Deliberation in Multiprofessional Health Care Teamsby Hubert Doucet; Jean-Marc Larouche; Kenneth R. Melchin

    University of Ottawa Press 2001; US$ 16.99

    This study analyzes both pragmatic and theoretical perspectives of ethical deliberation, as well as the professional and philosophical backgrounds for the ethical deliberation of social workers, nurses and doctors working in the field of chronic illness. In doing so, this volume expands the scope of current research through an analysis of the process... more...

  • Conflicts of Careby Helen Kohlen

    Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 32.39

    Ethikkomitees sind neu an deutschen Kliniken. Mit Blick auf die US-amerikanische Geschichte dieser Einrichtung beleuchtet Helen Kohlen deren Praxis und den Nutzen im medizinischen und pflegerischen Feld. Wem dienen die Beratungsgremien und wessen Stimme wird bei der Definition ethischer Konflikte gehört? Sie erkennt, dass die Logik und Sprache des... more...