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Medical philosophy. Medical ethics

  • The Biological Foundations of Bioethicsby Tim Lewens

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    Much recent thought on the ethics of new biomedical technologies, and work in ethics and political philosophy more generally, is committed to hidden and contestable views about the nature of biological reality. This selection of essays by Tim Lewens, a leading expert in the field, teases out these biological foundations of bioethical writing and subjects... more...

  • Responsible Conduct of Researchby Adil E. Shamoo; David B. Resnik

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    Since the early 2000s, the field of Responsible Conduct of Research has become widely recognized as essential to scientific education, investigation, and training. At present, research institutions with public funding are expected to have some minimal training and education in RCR for their graduate students, fellows and trainees. These institutions... more...

  • Being Mortalby Atul Gawande

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 21.32

    Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. And he emerges with story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious... more...

  • Leaning into Loveby Elaine Mansfield

    Larson Publications 2014; US$ 11.99

    Elaine's story will inspire many women (of 700,000+/year) who deal with losing their husband to death, and often their identity as wife. In their close, loving marriage, both partners could both face his fatal illness with a conscious and realistic attitude, drawing on their longtime commitment to spiritual growth. Elaine welcomes us into her embrace... more...

  • Handbuch Trauerbegegnung und -begleitungby Monika Müller; Sylvia Brathuhn; Matthias Schnegg

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 24.90

    Palliativmedizin und Hospizarbeit haben sich in den vergangenen Jahren in vielfältiger Weise entwickelt. Das hat auch dazu geführt, dass Sterben, Tod und Trauer in der Gesellschaft intensiver wahrgenommen und diskutiert werden. In der Begegnung und Begleitung von schwerkranken und sterbenden Menschen einschließlich ihres Umfelds sind Themen wie Schmerz,... more...

  • Health, Illness and Diseaseby Havi Carel; Rachel Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.00

    What counts as health or ill health? How do we deal with the fallibility of our own bodies? Should illness and disease be considered simply in biological terms, or should considerations of its emotional impact dictate our treatment of it? Our understanding of health and illness had become increasingly more complex in the modern world, as we are able... more...

  • Wie viel Tod verträgt das Team?by David Pfister; Monika Müller

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 24.45

    In den Hospizen und Palliativstationen werden ausschließlich Patienten behandelt und begleitet, deren schwere Erkrankung weit fortgeschritten ist, weiter fortschreitet und deren Lebenserwartung absehbar begrenzt ist. Die Ziele palliativer Versorgung sind die Linderung aller Leiden und Sorgen und die Erhaltung bzw. Wiederherstellung von Lebensqualität.... more...

  • Leid im Abseits ? Aberkannte und nicht gesehene Trauerby Christian Metz; Dorothee Bürgi

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 20.72

    Auch nach einer selbst initiierten Trennung vom Partner oder nach einer gewollten Abtreibung trauern die Betroffenen. Oder wenn die hochbetagten Eltern sterben und trotzdem für die Hinterbliebenen eine Welt zusammenbricht. Diese Trauer kann aber erschwert werden, wenn andere ihnen das Recht auf Trauer absprechen oder ihre Trauer sogar sozial sanktioniert... more...

  • Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitationby Patrice L.; Emily A. Keshner; Mindy F. Levin

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    While virtual reality (VR) has influenced fields as varied as gaming, archaeology, and the visual arts, some of its most promising applications come from the health sector. Particularly encouraging are the many uses of VR in supporting the recovery of motor skills following accident or illness. Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitation... more...

  • Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Palliative Careby Heather Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 10.99

    This easy-to-use guide provides a quick reference to the principles of palliative and end-of-life care for adults, to help you enable your patients to not only die peacefully but also  live until they die.   The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad. more...