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- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 9.99
Die gedankliche Ausgangsposition. Auf dem Boden der eng gefaßten analytischen Philosophie in ihrer Ausgestal tung als wissenschaftlich-technischer Positivismus er schien die Medizin in der ersten Hälfte dieses Jahrhun derts (und bei den meisten Ärzten bis heute) als ein metho dologisch geschlossenes (selbstreferentielles) System, eine naturwissenschaftlich... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization of medical knowledge itself. Drawing on his background in statistics, epidemiology, and health policy, John Abramson, M.D., reveals the ways... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 67.99
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$ 35.99
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$ 140.00
This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak argues that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that constrain the liberty of would-be parents to do as they wish. Moreover, these obligations go beyond simply respecting a child?s rights. He addresses... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
The book aims to establish a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level. It will address questions such as: are the increasingly intrusive testing methods of elite sports compatible with the right to autonomy and privacy granted to patients in general medicine? could there... more...