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- 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...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00
A concise introduction which provides all the information pre-qualifying nurses and healthcare students need to prepare them for practice. The chapters examine key legal and ethical principles, providing both theoretical background and legislative case examples. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 32.99
Mass Hysteria examines the medical and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy, new motherhood, and infant feeding. Late eighteenth century transformations in these practices reshaped mothers' bodies, and contemporary norms and routines of prenatal care and early motherhood have inherited the legacy of that era. As a result, mothers are socially positioned... more...
- 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...