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The Good Doctor

A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics

by Barron H. Lerner

<p><strong>The story of two doctors, a father and son, who practiced in very different times and the evolution of the ethics that profoundly influence health care</strong><br />  <br /> As a practicing physician and longtime member of his ...

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The Monkey Wars

by Deborah Blum

<p>The controversy over the use of primates in research admits of no easy answers. We have all benefited from the medical discoveries of primate research--vaccines for polio, rubella, and hepatitis B are just a few. But we have also learned more

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The Organ Shortage Crisis in America

Incentives, Civic Duty, and Closing the Gap

by Andrew Michael Flescher

<p>Nearly 120,000 people are in need of healthy organs in the United States. Every ten minutes a new name is added to the list, while on average twenty people die each day waiting for an organ to become available. Worse, our traditional reliance

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The Oxford Handbook of Ethics at the End of Life

by Stuart J. Youngner & Robert M. Arnold

<p>This handbook explores the topic of death and dying from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first centuries, with particular emphasis on the United States. In this period, technology has radically changed medical practices and the way we ...

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The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics

by Leslie Francis

<p>Intimate and medicalized, natural and technological, reproduction poses some of the most challenging ethical dilemmas of our time. Reproduction presses the boundaries of humanity and ethical respect, the permissible limits of technology, ...

ISBN: 9780190657796

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The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics

by Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Christine C. Grady, Robert A. Crouch & others

<p>The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics is the first comprehensive and systematic reference on clinical research ethics. Under the editorship of experts from the U.S. National Institutes of Health of the United States, the book's 73 ...

ISBN: 9780199883394

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The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics

by Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Autumn Fiester, PhD & Vardit Ravitsky, PhD

<p><strong>Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 by<em>Choice!</em></strong></p> <p><em>&quot;[A] set of almost 70 essays, all well informed and many with attitude.&quot;</em></p> <p><em><strong>Harold Shapiro</strong>, PhD<br ...

ISBN: 9780826117311

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The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn

A Pellegrino Reader

by Edmund D. Pellegrino

<p>Edmund D. Pellegrino has played a central role in shaping the fields of bioethics and the philosophy of medicine. His writings encompass original explorations of the healing relationship, the need to place humanism in the medical curriculum, ...

ISBN: 9780268161477

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The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine

by Rita Charon, Sayantani DasGupta, Nellie Hermann & others

<p>Narrative medicine is a fresh discipline of health care that helps patients and health professionals to tell and listen to the complex and unique stories of illness. <em>The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine</em> expresses the ...

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The Sanctity of Human Life

by Novak, David

<P>Heated debates are not unusual when confronting tough medical issues where it seems that moral and religious perspectives often erupt in conflict with philosophical or political positions. In <i>The Sanctity of Human Life</i>, Jewish ...

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The Sanctity of Social Life

Physicians Treatment of Critically Ill Patients

by Diana Crane

<p>For years, speculation has been mounting among lawyers, church leaders, social scientists, and the general public over the question of prolongation of life and the critically ill patient's &quot;right to die.&quot; But what is the ...

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The Transhumanist Reader

Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

by Max More & Natasha Vita-More

<p><strong>The first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the origins and current state of transhumanist thinking</strong></p> <p>The rapid pace of emerging technologies is playing an increasingly important role in overcoming fundamental ...

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The Virtuous Psychiatrist

Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

by Jennifer Radden & John Sadler

<p>The context for this interdisciplinary work by a philosopher and a clinician is the psychiatric care provided to those with severe mental disorders. Such a setting makes distinctive moral demands on the very character of the practitioner, it ...

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The Woman Who Decided to Die

Challenges and Choices at the Edges of Medicine

by Ronald Munson

<p>Advances in medical technology force us to struggle with new and often gut-wrenching decisions. How do we know when someone is dead and not just in a coma? Should a convicted felon qualify for a new heart? In <em>The Woman Who Decided to ...

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Values at the End of Life

The Logic of Palliative Care

by Roi Livne

<p>Once defiant of death—or even in denial—many American families and health care professionals are embracing the notion that a life consumed by suffering may not be worth living. Sociologist Roi Livne documents the rise and effectiveness of ...

ISBN: 9780674239876

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What Animals Want

Expertise and Advocacy in Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy

by Larry Carbone

<p>Larry Carbone, a veterinarian who is in charge of the lab animal welfare assurance program at a major research university, presents this scholarly history of animal rights. Biomedical researchers, and the less fanatical among the animal ...

ISBN: 9780199882991

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What is Enough?

Sufficiency, Justice, and Health

by Carina Fourie & Annette Rid

<p>What is a just way of spending public resources for health and health care? Several significant answers to this question are under debate. Public spending could aim to promote greater equality in health, for example, or maximize the health of

ISBN: 9780199385294

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What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

by Danielle Ofri

<p><strong>Can refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients lead to better health?</strong></p> <p>Despite modern medicine’s infatuation with high-tech gadgetry, the single most powerful diagnostic tool is the doctor-patient ...

ISBN: 9780807062647

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When Doctors Become Patients

by Robert Klitzman

<p>For many doctors, their role as powerful healer precludes thoughts of ever getting sick themselves. When they do, it initiates a profound shift of awareness-- not only in their sense of their selves, which is invariably bound up with the ...

ISBN: 9780190296261

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Where Medicine Fails

by Taylor and Francis

<p>This fifth edition of <em>Where Medicine Fails,</em> like previous editions, argues for a broader definition of society's responsibilities to the ill than is commonly perceived to be the case. The authors examine the moral and economic ...

ISBN: 9781351299220

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