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  • Defining Deathby Robert M. Veatch; Lainie F. Ross

    Georgetown University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    New technologies and medical treatments continue to complicate questions surrounding the moment of death. Distinguished bioethicists Robert M. Veatch and Lainie F. Ross argue that the definition of death is a social question rooted in a person's religious, philosophical, or social beliefs. While ceding that society needs a default definition to proceed... more...

  • Drawing the Lineby Philip M. Rosoff

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 48.99

    American healthcare is neither efficient nor available to all, and is also the most expensive in the world. This book argues that rationing of healthcare could work and proposes an approach to ration fairly, effectively and generously. more...

  • Bad Faithby Paul Offit

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 38.00

    In recent years, there have been major outbreaks of whooping cough among children in California, mumps in New York, and measles in Ohio's Amish countrydespite the fact that these are all vaccine-preventable diseases. Although America is the most medically advanced place in the world, many people disregard modern medicine in favor of using their faith... more...

  • The Troubled Dream of Lifeby Daniel Callahan

    Georgetown University Press 2000; US$ 26.95

    Drawing on his own experience, and on literature, philosophy, and medicine, Daniel Callahan offers great insight into how to deal with the rewards of modern medicine without upsetting our perception of death. He examines how we view death and the care of the critically ill or dying, and he suggests ways of understanding death that can lead to a peaceful... more...

  • In the Name of Scienceby F. Barbara Orlans

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 28.99

    Few arguments in biomedical experimentation have stirred such heated debate in recent years as those raised by animal research. In this comprehensive analysis of the social, political, and ethical conflicts surrounding the use of animals in scientific experiments, Barbara Orlans judges both ends of the spectrum in this debate -- unconditional approval... more...

  • A World Growing Oldby Daniel Callahan

    Georgetown University Press 1996; US$ 21.95

    For much of the developed world, health care for a surging elderly population looms as one of the most daunting problems of the coming decade. In this book, contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and countries discuss resource allocation for the elderly and debate plans for the years ahead. Essays focus on five general issues: the meaning... more...

  • Competence to Consentby Becky Cox White

    Georgetown University Press 1994; US$ 21.95

    Free and informed consent is one of the most widespread and morally important practices of modern health care; competence to consent is its cornerstone. In this book, Becky Cox White provides a concise introduction to the key practical, philosophical, and moral issues involved in competence to consent. The goals of informed consent, respect for patient... more...

  • Informed Consentby Stephen Wear

    Georgetown University Press 1998; US$ 21.95

    Wear develops an efficient and flexible model of informed consent that accommodates both clinical realities and legal and ethical imperatives. In this second edition, he has expanded his examination of the larger process within which informed consent takes place and his discussion of the clinician's need for a wide range of discretion. more...

  • The Goals of Medicineby Mark J. Hanson; Daniel Callahan

    Georgetown University Press 2000; US$ 21.95

    Debates over health care have focused for so long on economics that the proper goals for medicine seem to be taken for granted; yet problems in health care stem as much from a lack of agreement about the goals and priorities of medicine as from the way systems function. This book asks basic questions about the purposes and ends of medicine and shows... more...

  • The Health Care Professional as Friend and Healerby David C. Thomasma; Judith Lee Kissell

    Georgetown University Press 2000; US$ 24.95

    This book illuminates issues in medical ethics revolving around the complex bond between healer and patient, focusing on friendship and other important values in the healing relationship. Embracing medicine, philosophy, theology, and bioethics, it considers whether bioethical issues in medicine, nursing, and dentistry can be examined from the perspective... more...