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  • The Geneby Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ?Dramatic and precise? [A] thrilling and comprehensive account of what seems certain to be the most radical, controversial and, to borrow from the subtitle, intimate science of our time? He is a natural storyteller? A page-turner? Read this book and steel yourself for what comes next? Bryan Appleyard,... more...

  • Francis Bacon on Motion and Powerby Guido Giglioni; James A.T. Lancaster; Sorana Corneanu; Dana Jalobeanu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book offers a comprehensive and unitary study of the philosophy of Francis Bacon, with special emphasis on the medical, ethical and political aspects of his thought. It presents an original interpretation focused on the material conditions of nature and human life. In particular, coverage in the book is organized around the unifying theme of Bacon?s... more...

  • Naturalism in the Philosophy of Healthby Élodie Giroux

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    Ina series of papers published in the 1970s, Christopher Boorse proposed anaturalist theory of health, mainly based on a value-free concept of?biological function?, a concept of ?reference class? and the notion of?statistical normality?. His theory has profoundly shaped the philosophicaldebates on the concepts of health and disease. It could even... more...

  • Integrative Health Servicesby Heather Mullins-Owens

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This readable overview offers a public health framework for integrating medical and alternative care to improve health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses. It details the promise, potential, and challenges of holistic services as patients seek diverse treatment options and health care systems address the demand for more affordable, accessible,... more...

  • Spirituality and Coping with Lossby Wendy Greenstreet

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    Spirituality and Coping with Loss: End of Life Healthcare Practice describes a research study that reflects nurses? experience of the nature of loss encountered in end of life care settings as well as the ways in which spirituality is a resource in coping in these situations. Key findings indicate how nurses? spiritual development impacts their... more...

  • Ethical Issues in Pediatric Organ Transplantationby Rebecca A. Greenberg; Aviva M. Goldberg; David Rodríguez-Arias

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book offers a theoretical and practical overview of the specific ethical and legal issues in pediatric organ transplantation. Written by a team of leading experts, Ethical Issues in Pediatric Organ Transplantation addresses those difficult ethical questions concerning clinical, organizational, legal and policy issues including donor, recipient... more...

  • Clinical Ethics Consultationby John-Stewart Gordon; Jan Schildmann

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This volume brings together researchers from different European countries and disciplines who are involved in Clinical Ethics Consultation (CEC). The work provides an analysis of the theories and methods underlying CEC as well a discussion of practical issues regarding the implementation and evaluation of CEC. The first section deals with different... more...

  • Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethicsby Raymond J. Devettere

    Georgetown University Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics offers scholars and students a highly accessible and teachable alternative to the dominant principle-based theories in the field. In this revised fourth edition of the classic textbook, Devettere updates most chapters, adding new cases and sections on the following: overriding advance directives, the... more...

  • Whistleblowing and Ethics in Health and Social Careby Angie Ash

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 29.95

    Those who speak up about poor, corrupt or unethical practice often do so at a great personal cost. This timely book explores our understanding of the ethics of whistleblowing and shows how managers and organisations can support individuals speaking out.While some professional guidelines formalize duties to speak out where there are concerns about poor... more...

  • Culture of Deathby Wesley J. Smith

    Encounter Books 2016; US$ 17.99

    When his teenage son Christopher, brain-damaged in an auto accident, developed a 105-degree fever following weeks of unconsciousness, John Campbell asked the attending physician for help. The doctor refused. Why bother? The boy?s life was effectively over. Campbell refused to accept this verdict. He demanded treatment and threatened legal action.... more...