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  • When Science Offers Salvationby Rebecca Dresser

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • The Stored Tissue Issueby Robert F. Weir; Robert S. Olick; Jeffrey C. Murray

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Just Caringby Leonard M. Fleck

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • How Safe Is Safe Enough?by Philip G. Jr. Peters

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • The Birth of Bioethicsby Albert R. Jonsen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 49.99

    This book is the first broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies. It assesses the contributions of philosophy,... more...

  • Before Bioethicsby Robert Baker

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 67.99

    The first history of American medical ethics published in more than a half century, Before Bioethics tracks the evolution of American medical ethics from colonial midwives and physicians' oaths to current bioethical controversies over abortion, AIDS, animal rights, and physician-assisted suicide. more...

  • Hospice Ethicsby Timothy W. Kirk; Bruce Jennings

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 40.99

    This book is the first comprehensive collection devoted to analyzing distinctive ethical issues arising in the delivery of hospice care and designed to promote best ethical practices for hospice care professionals and organizations in the United States. more...

  • Teaching Medical Professionalismby Richard L. Cruess; Sylvia R. Cruess; Yvonne Steinert

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 52.00

    This book presents ideas and guidance about human development to enhance medical education's ability to form competent and responsible physicians. more...

  • Attending Childrenby Margaret E. Mohrmann

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 21.95

    In a fast-paced, complicated, and evermore dangerous world it is easy to become self-absorbed and consumed with our own problems. There is one place, however, where we put our self-centered concerns aside, and our deep, common humanity is profoundly touched. That place is where sick children dwell. It is no less difficult?and perhaps even more difficult... more...

  • Palliative Care Nursing of Children and Young Peopleby Rita Pfund; Elizabeth Boath

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    "Children's palliative care is an evolving specialty and as such our knowledge base cannot remain static. This book constantly challenges the reader to critically analyze their own practices and beliefs within an evidence-based framework and as such makes a valuable contribution to the growing body of knowledge on this important subject." - Susan Fowler-Kerry,... more...