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Medical philosophy. Medical ethics

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  • Data and Knowledge for Medical Decision Supportby B. Blobel; A. Hasman; J. Zvárová

    IOS Press 2013; US$ 152.00

    Ensuring patient safety and providing high-quality health services are the dominant challenges faced by healthcare systems around the world today. The sharing of advanced knowledge and best practice in diagnosis, therapy, process optimization and prevention are essential to achieve this goal; this includes enhanced networking socially and technologically... more...

  • Health, Coping, and Well-beingby Bram P. Buunk; Frederick X. Gibbons; A. Buunk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Over the past decades, the field of health psychology has witnessed a tremendous growth, and social psychologists have contributed substantially to the theoretical foundation of this field. Their research has focused on a wide variety of health-relevant topics such as how individuals decide to respond to threats to their health and well-being, how... more...

  • Ehrenamtlichkeit in Palliative Careby Susanne Fleckinger MA

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 29.99

    Die Ehrenamtlichkeit in Palliative Care erfüllt wichtige, differenzierte Aufgaben und Funktionen im Rahmen der gesundheitlichen und sozialen Versorgungsstrukturen. Die Herausforderung für die ehrenamtliche Arbeit in Palliative Care besteht darin, sich in den veränderten organisationalen Strukturen zu positionieren und diese mit Blick auf eine hospizlich-palliative... more...

  • Patient's Interest Firstby Arthur Siew Ming Lim

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1998; US$ 24.00

    Many of the challenges of medical ethics today were nonexistent during the time when Hippocrates wrote his famous oath. In an increasingly complex world, many more new ethical issues will impact on the practice of medicine in the 21st century: quality care, growing patient demand, high technology, the definition of death, and controversies relating... more...

  • Coping and Healthby Seymour Levine; Holger Ursin

    Springer US 2013; US$ 99.00

    This volume contains fifteen papers by invited participants delivered at the NATO International Workshop on Coping and Health held March 26 through March 30, 1979, at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy. The editors of the book were co-directors of the workshop as well as participants. The conference was... more...

  • The Meaning of Illnessby Mark and Herzlich Auge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book is based on collective research carried out during the 1980s. This edition appears ten years after the original publication in French. Since then we have experienced many changes. In the late decade, disciplines have changed, as have the societies being researched. The outbreak of AIDS in Africa and the industrial world is not the least of... more...

  • Medical Futilityby Alireza Bagheri

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 88.00

    Medical futility is a controversial issue not only in its definition but also in its application. There are few books on the subject, and those in existence mostly focus on the situation in the United States. This title, however, provides extensive international perspectives on medical futility.This book will benefit healthcare professionals as well... more...

  • Quality of Life in Behavioral Medicine Researchby Joel E. Dimsdale; Andrew S. Baum; Andrew S. Baum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The number of, and interest in, quality of life studies has grown dramatically in the last decade. On an ever increasing basis, patients, clinicians, researchers, and health policy regulators are considering quality of life in assessing treatment alternatives. Unfortunately, most discussions of quality of life are narrow in scope -- applying to only... more...

  • A Good Deathby Rodney Syme

    Melbourne University Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    A Good Death is a candid and provocative account of the experiences of many terminally ill people Dr Rodney Syme has assisted to end their lives. Over the past thirty years Syme has challenged the law on voluntary euthanasia&emdash;at first clandestinely and now publicly&emdash;risking prosecution in doing so. He again risks prosecution for writing... more...

  • Understanding and Changing Health Behaviourby Charles Abraham; Paul Norman; Mark Conner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    The identification of the factors predicting health behaviour has become a major focus of research in the field of health psychology and related disciplines. This awareness not only increases our understanding but also provides important targets for interventions to change health behaviour. Understanding and Changing Health Behaviour focuses on a... more...