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- Springer 2005; US$ 209.00
What are the resources and needs, the strengths and the vulnerabilities of patients, of society, or of nature? How do we evaluate the societal potential of scientific discovery? It is fairly well assured that we are influencing the terms of existence of many inhabitants of this planet, from flora to fauna to humans. Moreover, history has shown that... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 39.99
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...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 435.00
Edited by four leading members of the new generation of medical and healthcare ethicists working in the UK, respected worldwide for their work in medical ethics, Principles of Health Care Ethics, Second Edition is a standard resource for students, professionals, and academics wishing to understand current and future issues in healthcare ethics.... more...
Ethical Challenges in Study Design and Informed Consent for Health Research in Resource-poor SettingsWorld Health Organization 2007; US$ 25.00
This review considers ethical challenges to research design and informed consent in biomedical and behavioral studies conducted in resource-poor settings. A review of the literature explores relevant social, cultural, and ethical issues in the conduct of biomedical and social health research in developing countries. Ten case vignettes illustrate ethical... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 35.00
This book proposes a 'strong' (action-guiding) account of a virtue-based approach to moral decision-making within contemporary nursing practice. Merits and criticisms of obligation and virtue-based approaches to morality are explored. The author argues that in order to deliver morally good care, it is necessary to examine one's moral character. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 57.00
Has increasing patient self-management changed trust relations with health professionals, potentially requiring a more equal relationship based on mutual trust? This book provides a theoretical and policy analysis of the nature, salience and impact of trust on relations between patients, clinicians, and health service managers. more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 59.99
Is it acceptable from an ethical point of view to use stem cells from human embryos for scientific research and clinical therapy? And what are the weaknesses and strengths of various opinions and positions when they are critically evaluated? These are the main problems dealt with in this book. The various chapters as a whole give a comprehensive, many-sided... more...
- Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2007; US$ 81.00
The 12th volume in this standard periodical contains contributions, reports, and documents related to contemporary themes in biological and technical ethics as well as scientific-political and legal debates. The topics discussed include neurological research, nano-technology, the amendment of stem-cell laws, the slowing pace of aging, scientific... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 259.00
In this book the author explores the shifting philosophical boundaries of modern medical knowledge and practice occasioned by the crisis of quality-of-care, especially in terms of the various humanistic adjustments to the biomedical model. To that end he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical boundaries of these medical models. He... more...