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- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 62.99 US$ 54.17
Which inequalities in longevity and health among individuals, groups, and nations are unfair? And what priority should health policy attach to narrowing them? These essays by philosophers, economists, epidemiologists, and physicians attempt to determine how health inequalities should be conceptualized, measured, ranked, and evaluated. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
Tough Decisions places readers in realistic composites of cases the authors have actually seen or managed where they must make tough medical decisions. What happens in them often depends on the reader's decisions and thus gives a sense of pressures that bear on clinical-decision making. more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07
What limits the genetic choices parents make for their children? Is it okay to select the sex of our children, or for deaf parents to select deaf children? In this second edition of Genetic Dilemmas, Davis argues that parental reproductive autonomy should be limited by respect for the future autonomy of the children created by these measures.Praise... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93
This book draws on medical sociology, complexity science, and political philosophy to describe how complex health care systems contribute to common ethical challenges and create pressure on health care professionals and other staff to improvise remedies to compensate for flawed structures or policies. It presents frameworks for looking at these challenges... more...
The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of LifeOxford University Press 2013; US$ 40.99 US$ 35.25
The Hastings Center's 1987 Guidelines shaped the ethical and legal framework for treatment decision-making and end-of-life care in the U.S. This updated edition offers comprehensive practical guidance to professionals caring for seriously ill adults and children. It is a resource for clinical ethicists, ethics committees, lawyers, administrators,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
In 1998 researchers learned how to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells, which are only obtainable through the destruction of human embryos. An ethical debate has raged since then about the ethics of this research, usually pitting pro-life advocates vs. those who see the great promise of curing some of humanity's most persistent diseases. In... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
Biomedical research today has a high public profile, largely because of patient advocacy. Following in the footsteps of HIV/AIDS activists, advocates representing an array of patient groups are now vocal partners in the research enterprise. This book shows how advocates have transformed health research, often - but not always - for the better. Dresser... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
This book provides a thorough, well-balanced analysis of common research practices with banked tissues, DNA, and genetic data. Describing many examples of beneficial tissue research, the authors focus on problematic research practices, controversial cases, and federal and institutional policies that limit the informed choices of patients and research... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
Should everyone with advanced heart disease have a $300,000 artificial heart? Should everyone with advanced cancers have $100,000 cancer drugs for extra months of life? How should a "just" and "caring" society with limited resources respond? This book addresses the central moral and political challenges of health reform today. more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99
This book offers a roadmap for determining when and how to regulate risky reproductive technologies on behalf of future children. It starts by explaining our intuitive, but paradoxical, belief that reproductive choices can be both life-giving and harmful. Next, it recommends a case-by-case method for reconciling the interests of future children with... more...