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Ethics

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Genetics and Genetic Counselingby Janice Berliner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Knowledge of the genetic basis of human diseases is growing rapidly, with important implications for pre-conceptional, prenatal, and predictive testing. While new genetic testing offers better insight into the causes of and susceptibility for heritable diseases, not all inherited diseases that can be predicted on the basis of genetic information can... more...

  • The Professional Responsibility Model of Perinatal Ethicsby Frank A. Chervenak; Laurence B. McCullough

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Perinatologists confront many ethical challenges in clinical care and research for which they need ethically sound, clinically practical guidance for clinical judgment and decision making with their patients.This is the first book to address these challenges in a clinically practical and comprehensive way. The unique feature of the book is its deployment... more...

  • Suffering Narratives of Older Adultsby Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    In Suffering Narratives of Older Adults , Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey turns to the traditions of phenomenology, humanistic psychology and social work to provide an in-depth exploration of the deep structure of the suffering experience. She draws upon the notion of maternal holding to develop an original construct of maternal affordances ? the... more...

  • On Face Transplantationby Samuel Taylor-Alexander

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Drawing together interview material, medical publications, and first-hand accounts, this book shows that what is being remade in the burgeoning medical field of face transplantation is not only the lives of patients, but also the very ways that state institutions, surgeons, and families make sense of rights, claims for inclusion, and life itself. more...

  • Health Care as a Social Goodby David M. Craig

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    David M. Craig traveled across the United States to assess health care access, delivery and finance in this country. He interviewed religious hospital administrators and interfaith activists, learning how they balance the values of economic efficiency and community accountability. He met with conservatives, liberals, and moderates, reviewing their... more...

  • Medicine and Moral Philosophyby Marshall Cohen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Responding to the increased public interest in the moral aspects of medical practice, this collection of essays focuses on questions of justice and injustice in the delivery and distribution of medical care and on problems concerning the rights of patients in their relationship to doctors, medical institutions, and government. Originally published... more...

  • Assisted Dyingby Jo Cartwright; Lesley Mary Close; Terry Pratchett

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    The latest developments in the arguments for and against assisted dying, with a foreword by Terry Pratchett Assisted dying is perhaps one of the most divisive issues of the modern age, generating endless headlines and moral debates. Published in conjunction with the organization Dignity in Dying, this important book provides a forum for expert... more...

  • Plato's Rivalry with Medicineby Susan B. Levin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    While scholars typically view Plato's engagement with medicine as uniform and largely positive, Susan B. Levin argues that from the Gorgias through the Laws, his handling of medicine unfolds in several key phases. Further, she shows that Plato views medicine as an important rival for authority on phusis (nature) and eudaimonia (flourishing). Levin's... more...

  • Natürlicher Tod und Ethikby Christoph Reutlinger

    Edition Ruprecht 2014; US$ 36.74

    Der Tod ist seit jeher eines der Probleme schlechthin, mit denen sich Philosophie und Theologie auseinandersetzen. Während der letzten Jahrzehnte wurden Gesellschaft, Politik und Ethik von der Entwicklung der Medizin gefordert. Assistierter Suizid, Euthanasie oder Patientenverfügungen schaffen neue Fragen und Problematiken. Auch den theoretischen Diskurs... more...

  • Genetisches Enhancementby Lioba Ilona Luisa Welling

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Die dynamische Entwicklung der Lebenswissenschaften unterwirft die menschliche Natur in zunehmendem Maß der Moglichkeit technischer Intervention. Dieser Prozess erreicht mit der Option verbessernder Eingriffe in die genetische Ausstattung des Menschen eine neue Dimension, die ethische, politische und zunehmend auch rechtliche Debatten ausgelost hat,... more...