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  • 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...

  • The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicineby Daniel Callahan

    Georgetown University Press 2001; US$ 22.95

    At the center of the debate over complementary and alternative medicine—from acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to homeopathy and nutritional supplements—is how to scientifically measure the effectiveness of a particular treatment. Fourteen scholars from the fields of medicine, philosophy, sociology, and cultural and folklore studies examine... more...

  • Porquinhos da Índiaby José Luis Palma; Marina Yela

    Babelcube Inc. 2016; US$ 3.99

    O Autor faz uma revisão crítica de todos os aspetos vinculados aos ensaios clínicos com especial referência aos claro-escuros da investigação fármaco clínica. No texto descrevem-se as experiências pessoais do autor quem como investigador participou ao longo da sua carreira profissional em numerosos trabalhos de investigação médica. A crítica centra-se... more...

  • Human Dignity and Assisted Deathby Sebastian Muders

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    Assisted dying and human dignity are two extremely contested topics in Bioethics. This volume offers the first book-length attempt to bring both together. Its authors develop detailed philosophical analyses of dignity, and how it relates to assisted suicide and euthanasia. more...

  • Animal Ethics in Animal Researchby Helena Röcklinsberg; Mickey Gjerris; I Anna S. Olsson

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 32.00

    An interdisciplinary in-depth analysis of the ethical issues raised by using animals in research and the related regulatory issues. more...

  • Society and Medicineby Judith P. Swazey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    "The essays in this volume pay tribute to the achievements of RenÚe C. Fox in the fields of medicine and sociology. Many of the contributors are Fox's colleagues and former students from medicine, sociology, nursing, and bioethics. The title--Society and Medicine--reflects the leitmotif in Fox's work: her studies of and teaching about the nature of... more...