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Ethics

  • Regulating Patient Safetyby Oliver Quick

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    This illuminating study explores the role of professionals, patients, regulation and law in improving patient safety. more...

  • Biosecurity Dilemmasby Christian Enemark

    Georgetown University Press 2017; US$ 32.95

    Biosecurity Dilemmas examines conflicting values and interests in the practice of ?biosecurity,? the safeguarding of populations against infectious diseases through security policies. Biosecurity encompasses both the natural occurrence of deadly disease outbreaks and the use of biological weapons. Christian Enemark focuses on six dreaded diseases... more...

  • The Gene Machineby Bonnie Rochman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.20

    A sharp-eyed exploration of the promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions Is screening for disease in an embryo a humane form of family planning or a slippery slope toward eugenics? Should doctors tell you that your infant daughter is genetically predisposed to breast cancer? If tests revealed that your... more...

  • Animal Experimentationby Vaughan Monamy

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 20.00

    This updated third edition is an essential overview for teachers and students in medical and biological sciences, and for those who conduct animal-based research. more...

  • What Patients Say, What Doctors Hearby Danielle Ofri

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Can refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients lead to better health? Despite modern medicine?s infatuation with high-tech gadgetry, the single most powerful diagnostic tool is the doctor-patient conversation, which can uncover the lion?s share of illnesses. However, what patients say and what doctors hear are often two vastly... more...

  • Human Medical Experimentation: From Smallpox Vaccines to Secret Government Programsby Frances Frankenburg; Frances Frankenburg

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    Thanks to medical experiments performed on human subjects, we now have vaccines against smallpox, rabies, and polio. Yet the advances that saved lives too often involved the exploitation of vulnerable populations. Covering the history of human medical experimentation from the time of Hippocrates to today, this work will introduce readers to the topic... more...

  • Our Bodies, Our Databy Adam Tanner

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    How the hidden trade in our sensitive medical information became a multibillion-dollar business, but has done little to improve our health-care outcomes Hidden to consumers, patient medical data has become a multibillion-dollar worldwide trade industry between our health-care providers, drug companies, and a complex web of middlemen. This great... more...

  • A World with Robotsby Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira; João Silva Sequeira; Mohammad Osman Tokhi; Endre Kadar; Gurvinder Singh Virk

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.14

    This book contains the Proceedings of the International Conference on Robot Ethics, held in Lisbon on October 23 and 24, 2015. The conference provided a multidisciplinary forum for discussing central and evolving issues concerning safety and ethics that have arisen in various contexts where robotic technologies are being applied. The papers are intended... more...

  • Malpracticeby Lawrence Schlachter; John Bechtel

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 25.99

    In 1991, the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report, which revealed that as many as 98,000 patients were dying every year owing to avoidable medical error. More recent research indicates that estimate was, if anything, a drastic understatement of the patient-safety epidemic in the US health care system. In Malpractice , neurosurgeon and... more...

  • Clinical Research Involving Pregnant Womenby Françoise Baylis; Angela Ballantyne

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 148.61

    This book discusses ?how? to respectfully and responsibly include pregnant women in clinical research. In sharp contrast, the existing literature predominantly focuses on the reasons ?why? the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical research is necessary ? viz., to develop effective treatments for women during pregnancy, to promote fetal... more...