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Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake

by T.A. Cavanaugh

T. A. Cavanaugh's Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake: The Birth of the Medical Profession articulates the Oath as establishing the medical profession's unique internal medical ethic - in its most basic and...

Extreme Caregiving

by Lisa Freitag

Parents who care for children with special needs, particularly those whose children have multiple disabilities or intellectual delays, are pioneers in home health care and caregiving, yet their experience and...

Human Dignity and Assisted Death

by Sebastian Muders

Assisted dying is still an extremely contested topic in Bioethics. Despite the strongly influential role human dignity plays in this debate, it still has not received the appropriate, multi-faceted treatment...

Mental Health Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

by Art Levine

The no-holds-barred and crucial call to action for America’s broken mental health system, by a prize-winning investigative journalist

The mental health system in America is hardly the front-burner issue it...

Methods in Bioethics

by John Arras

This book provides an overview and critical discussion of the main philosophical methods that have dominated the field of bioethics since its origins in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The first three chapters...

Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel: Dealing with Epidemics

by Daniel Messelken & David Winkler

This book examines the issue of ethics in the context of the provision of military health care in an epidemic.

Outbreaks of epidemics like Ebola trigger difficult ethical challenges for civilian and military...

Patient Consent

by Elizabeth Charnock & Denise Owens

Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound book in the popular Nursing & Health Survival Guide series puts all the crucial information about patient consent at your fingertips.


Pharmaceutical Freedom

by Jessica Flanigan

If a competent adult refuses medical treatment, physicians and public officials must respect her decision. Coercive medical paternalism is a clear violation of the doctrine of informed consent, which protects...

Physician-Assisted Death

by Wayne Sumner

The issue of physician-assisted death is now firmly on the American public agenda. Already legal in five states, it is the subject of intense public opinion battles across the country. Driven by an increasingly...

Forensic and Ethical Issues in Military Behavioral Health

by Elspeth Cameron Ritchie & Borden Institute

Dealing with ethical and forensic issues, this book is authored by active duty psychiatrists and psychologists from the Army, Navy, Air Force, as well as civilians from within and outside of the Department...

Biomedical Odysseys

by Priscilla Song

Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged neurons...

Doctors in Denial: The Forgotten Women in the 'Unfortunate Experiment'

by Ronald W. Jones

When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women's Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynecologist, Professor Herbert Green's study into the natural history of carcinoma in-situ of...

Strangers at the Bedside: A History of How Law and Bioethics Transformed Medical Decision Making

by David J. Rothman

David Rothman gives us a brilliant, finely etched study of medical practice today. Beginning in the mid-1960s, the practice of medicine in the United States underwent a most remarkable--and thoroughly controversial--transformation....

Revival: Human Experimentation and Research (2003)

by George F. Tomossy & David N. Weisstub

This title was first published in 2003: As new medical technologies and treatments develop with increasing momentum, the legal and ethical implications of research involving human participants are being called...

Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care

by Marita Nordhaug

Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care examines the conflicting normative claims of partiality and impartiality in nursing care, looking in depth at how to reconcile reasonable concerns for one particular patient...

Medico-Legal Aspects of Reproduction and Parenthood

by J.K. Mason

Those involved in family and sexual relationships today face a bewildering variety of medico-legal dilemmas. These are encountered from as early as the preconception state of the embryo and continue throughout...

Bioethics: The Basics

by Alastair V. Campbell

Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being...

Negotiating Pharmaceutical Uncertainty

by Eirik Saethre & Jonathan Stadler

Telling the story of a clinical trial testing an innovative gel designed to prevent women from contracting HIV, Negotiating Pharmaceutical Uncertainty provides new insight into the complex and contradictory...

Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

by Richard Harris

"A rewarding read for anyone who wants to know the unvarnished truth about how science really gets done."--Financial Times

American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research, but over half...

Autobiography of a Disease

by Patrick Anderson

Autobiography of a Disease documents, in experimental form, the experience of extended life-threatening illness in contemporary US hospitals and clinics. The narrative is based primarily on the author's sudden...