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Medical philosophy. Medical ethics

  • Death on Demandby Michael DeCesare

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    Death on Demand explores the polarizing role of Jack Kevorkian??Dr. Death??and his role as the most visible leader of the right-to-die movement. The book examines Kevorkian?s activities in the context of the right-to-die movement to understand his crucial role in bringing the controversial practice of assisted suicide into the public conversation.... more...

  • The Ethics of Personalised Medicineby Dr Jan Schildmann; Mr Sebastian Wäscher; Ms Verena Sandow; Professor Jochen Vollmann

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    In recent times, the phrase ?personalised medicine? has become the symbol of medical progress and a label for better health care in the future. However, a controversial debate has developed around whether these promises of better, more personal and more cost-efficient medicine are realistic. This book brings together leading researchers from across... more...

  • The Power to Healby Jane Palzare

    Changing Lives Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    <div>Jane Palzere and Anna Brown met while attending a class in spiritual development. Jane was working in a hospital and Anna was a teacher in a middle school. When the class ended, they said goodbye never expecting to meet again.</div><div></div><div>Feeling an unrest and dissatisfaction with the way her life was going,... more...

  • Palliative Careby Harold Y. Vanderpool

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The long history of medical care for the dying has largely been neglected. It began in 1605 when physicians were challenged to enable persons to die peacefully. Today it includes palliation of oppressive symptoms, emotional and psychological care, and respect for the wishes and cultural backgrounds of patients and families. Especially since the 1990s,... more...

  • Vom guten Todby Reiner Sörries

    Butzon & Bercker 2015; US$ 13.35

    Was ist ein "guter Tod"? Gibt es den überhaupt? Reiner Sörries nimmt die neu entbrannte Debatte um die Sterbehilfe zum Anlass, um über diese alte Menschheitsfrage nachzudenken. Er nimmt uns mit auf einen spannenden Streifzug durch die Kulturgeschichte von der Antike über das mittelalterliche "Memento mori", die romantische Idealisierung... more...

  • Das Arzt-Patienten-Gesprächby Dieter Rixen; Peter-Michael Hax; Michael Wachholz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    Communication is essential in medicine. This book is an easily understandable and practical introduction to important and relevant principles of doctor-patient dialogue. After a brief introduction to the general principles of communication, the authors outline a roadmap for doctor-patient interactions as well as illuminate different types... more...

  • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicineby Nathan Cherny; Marie Fallon; Stein Kaasa

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 349.99

    The definitive Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, now in its fifth edition, has again been thoroughly updated to offer a truly global perspective in this field of extraordinary talent and thoughtfulness.Updated to include new sections devoted to assessment tools, care of patients with cancer, and the management of issues in the very young and... more...

  • Core Compentencies in Adolescent Health and Development for Primary Care Providersby WHO

    World Health Organization 2015; US$ 24.00

    The aim of this document is to help countries develop competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education. In addition it provides guidance on how to assess and improve the structure content and quality of the adolescent health component of pre-service curricula. By fostering the... more...

  • Structure and Processes of Careby Betty R. Ferrell

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    The first volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Series, Structure and Processes of Care provides an overview of palliative nursing care, reviews National Consensus Project guidelines, and offers tools for initiating and maintaining palliative care programs. The content of the concise, clinically-focused volumes in the HPNA series prepares nurses for... more...

  • Health Humanitiesby Paul Crawford; Brian Brown; Charley Baker; Victoria Tischler; Brian Abrams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 29.99

    This is the first manifesto for Health Humanities worldwide. It sets out the context for this emergent and innovative field which extends beyond Medical Humanities to advance the inclusion and impact of the arts and humanities in healthcare, health and well-being. more...