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Ethics

  • Bad Faithby Paul Offit

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 27.99

      Though the United States is the most medically advanced country in the world, the miracles of modern medicine are useless for the surprisingly large number of religious fundamentalists who rely instead on the healing power of their faith. From Orthodox Jews spreading herpes to children at circumcisions, to Christian Scientists and members of many... more...

  • The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safeby Robert Klitzman

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Research on human beings saves countless lives, but has at times harmed the participants. To what degree then should government regulate science, and how? The horrors of Nazi concentration camp experiments and the egregious Tuskegee syphilis study led the US government, in 1974, to establish Research Ethics Committees, known as Institutional Review... more...

  • Medizin - Zwang - Gesellschaftby Dominik Groß; Jean-Philippe Ernst; Mareike Kehl; Michaela Thal

    Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 28.69

    Zwang zeigt sich in der Medizin in unterschiedlichsten Kontexten und Formen: von expliziten Zwangsmaßnahmen wie der stationären Unterbringung oder der Behandlung gegen den Willen der Betroffenen bis hin zu impliziten Formen von Heteronomie wie der Präformierung und Begrenzung von Handlungsspielräumen durch spezifische medizinische Deutungshoheiten.... more...

  • Normal - anders - krank?by Dominik Groß; Sabine Müller; Jan Steinmetzer

    Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 19.12

    Der Band versammelt ein breites Spektrum von Problemfeldern, die allesamt die soziale Verantwortung der Medizin und der in der Heilkunde tätigen Akteure berühren. Behandelt werden - aus historischer, wissenschaftstheoretischer und ethischer Sicht - Themen wie Transsexualität, Homosexualität, Körperidentitätsstörungen, körperliche und geistige Behinderung,... more...

  • Ethics, Law and Governance of Biobankingby Deborah Mascalzoni

    Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 159.00

    This book contains an overview of the existing regulatory landscape for biobank research in the Western world and some critical chapters to show how regulations and ethical frameworks are developed and work. How should international sharing work? How do we design an ethically informed consent? Biobank research and genomic information are changing... more...

  • Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicineby Isabelle Dussauge; Claes-Fredrik Helgesson; Francis Lee

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 94.99

    Many deep concerns in the life sciences and medicine have to do with the enactment, ordering and displacement of a broad range of values. This volume articulates a pragmatist stance for the study of the making of values in society, exploring various sites within life sciences and medicine and asking how values are at play. This means taking seriously... more...

  • Individualized Medicineby Tobias Fischer; Martin Langanke; Paul Marschall; Susanne Michl

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 209.00

    In 2009 the University Medicine Greifswald launched the ?Greifswald Approach to Individualized Medicine? (GANI_MED) to implement biomarker-based individualized diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in clinical settings. Individualized Medicine (IM) has led not only to controversies about its potentials, but also about its societal, ethical and health... more...

  • The Mental Mechanisms of Patient Adherence to Long-Term Therapiesby Gérard Reach

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    How can we accept that we ought to stop smoking, follow a diet, exercise, or take medications? The goal of this book is to describe the mechanisms of patients? adherence to long-term therapies, whose improvement, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), would be more beneficial than any biomedical progress. For example, approximately half... more...

  • The Ethics of Surgery: Conflicts and Controversiesby Robert M. Sade

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    According to popular belief, technical skill is far more important for surgeons than thoughtful deliberation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although surgeons must sometimes make decisions rapidly on the basis of incomplete evidence and must respond to unexpected catastrophes in the operating room rapidly, those events are intermittent -... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Bioethicsby John D. Arras; Elizabeth Fenton; Rebecca Kukla

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Companion to Bioethics is a comprehensive reference guide to a wide range of contemporary concerns in bioethics.? The volume orients the reader in a changing landscape shaped by globalization, health disparities, and rapidly advancing technologies.? Bioethics has begun a turn toward a systematic concern with social justice, population... more...