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  • Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century Americaby Eric Boyle

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    This timely volume illustrates how and why the fight against quackery in modern America has largely failed, laying the blame on an unlikely confluence of scientific advances, regulatory reforms, changes in the medical profession, and the politics of consumption. more...

  • Africa Focus Debates on Contemporary Contentious Biomedical Issuesby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 24.95

    This is a vivid, thought-provoking and fascinating text on some contentious issues in contemporary medical ethics. The book acknowledges the contribution of ìAfrican traditionî and Western scholarship to the development of medical ethics as a university discipline. It questions the lack of consensus around such biomedical issues as euthanasia... more...

  • An Introduction to Global Health Ethicsby Andrew D. Pinto; Ross E. G. Upshur

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Global health is beset by ethical dilemmas surrounding issues such as health inequalities, power differentials, cultural competence, informed consent, and ethics of research. Presenting a solid theoretical foundation for global health work, this text supports students in understanding key areas of concern, ensuring that they are able to practise ethically... more...

  • The Lobotomy Lettersby Mical Raz

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 19.69

    The rise and widespread acceptance of psychosurgery constitutes one of the most troubling chapters in the history of modern medicine. By the late 1950s, tens of thousands of Americans had been lobotomized as treatment for a host of psychiatric disorders. Though the procedure would later be decried as devastating and grossly unscientific, many patients,... more...

  • Medical Ethicsby Michael Boylan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    The second edition of Medical Ethics deals accessibly with a broad range of significant issues in bioethics, and presents the reader with the latest developments. This new edition has been greatly revised and updated, with half of the sections written specifically for this new volume. An accessible introduction for beginners, offering a combination... more...

  • Money-Driven Medicineby Maggie Mahar

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Why is medical care in the United States so expensive? For decades, Americans have taken it as a matter of faith that we spend more because we have the best health care system in the world. But as costs levitate, that argument becomes more difficult to make. Today, we spend twice as much as Japan on health care?yet few would argue that our health... more...

  • Narrative and Stories in Health Careby Yasmin Gunaratnam; David Oliviere

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 64.99

    The use of narrative methods has a long history in palliative care, pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, Narrative and Stories in Health Care provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary examination of work with narrative and stories in contemporary health and social care, with a focus on the care of people who are ill... more...

  • Parental Obligations and Bioethicsby Bernard G. Prusak

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak addresses in turn the ethics of adoption, child support, gamete donation, surrogacy, prenatal genetic enhancement, and public responsibility for children. more...

  • What Patients Teachby Larry R. Churchill; Joseph B. Fanning; David Schenck

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    Being a patient is a unique interpersonal experience but it is also a universal human experience. The relationships formed when we are patients can also teach some of life's most important lessons, and these relationships provide a special window into ethics, especially the ethics of healthcare professionals. This book answers two basic questions:... more...

  • The Good Doctorby Barron H. Lerner

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    The story of two doctors, a father and son, who practiced in very different times and the evolution of the ethics that profoundly influence health care   As a practicing physician and longtime member of his hospital?s ethics committee, Dr. Barron Lerner thought he had heard it all. But in the mid-1990s, his father, an infectious diseases physician,... more...