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Metabioethics and Biomedicine

by Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

A diligent pastor and ever meticulous scholar, the President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care offers us, in this work, a further demonstration of his catechetic talent and theological depth....


An Error in Judgement

by Dara Culhane

An analysis of the controversy surrounding the death of a Native child in Alert Bay, British Columbia.


Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

by Dennis Rosen

The health-care system in the United States is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison to those of other countries. Poor communication between doctors and...


The Moral Discourse of Health in Modern Cairo: Persons, Bodies, and Organs

by Mohammed Tabishat

In The Moral Discourse of Health in Modern Cairo: Persons, Bodies, and Organs, Mohammed Tabishat uses anthropological descriptive methods and discourse analytic perspectives to focus on health care practices...


How to Build a Better Human: An Ethical Blueprint

by Gregory E. Pence

In How to Build a Better Human, prominent bioethicist Gregory E. Pence argues if, we are careful and ethical, we can use genetics, biotechnology, and medicine in safe ethical ways for human enhancement. He looks...


Creative Arts in Humane Medicine

by Cheryl L. McLean

Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a book for medical educators, practitioners, students and those in the allied health professions who wish to learn how the arts can contribute toward a more caring and empathic...


Taking Biology Seriously: What Biology Can and Cannot Tell Us About Moral and Public Policy Issues

by De Inmaculada Melo-Martín

Discussions of human biology and its consequences for ethics and public policy are often misguided. Both proponents and critics of behavioral genetics, reproductive cloning, and genetic testing have mistaken...


Mass Hysteria: Medicine, Culture, and Mothers' Bodies

by Rebecca Kukla

Mass Hysteria examines the medical and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy, new motherhood, and infant feeding. Late eighteenth century transformations in these practices reshaped mothers' bodies, and contemporary...


Ethics by Committee: A Textbook on Consultation, Organization, and Education for Hospital Ethics Committees

by Micah D. Hester

While tens of thousands of people across the United States serve on hospital and other healthcare ethics committees (HECs), almost no carefully prepared educational material exists for HEC members. Ethics by...


Smart Mice, Not So Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics

by Arthur L. Caplan

What do you think about cloning, stem cell research, brain enhancement, or doing experiments on newly dead patients? Read Smart Mice, Not so Smart People and you'll know what Art Caplan thinks. But this assortment...


Ethical Issues in Biotechnology

by Richard Sherlock & John D. Morrey

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Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

by Donna Dickenson

Personalized healthcare—or what the award-winning author Donna Dickenson calls “Me Medicine”—is radically transforming our longstanding, “one-size-fits-all” model. Technologies such as direct-to-consumer...


Feminist, Queer, Crip

by Alison Kafer

In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory...


Framing ADHD Children: A Critical Examination of the History, Discourse, and Everyday Experience of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

by Adam Rafalovich

An in depth study of how adults and children negotiate the meaning of ADHD within the contexts of the home, school, and clinic. Adam Rafalovich's book provides historical perspectives of ADHD alongside the everyday...


Emerging Values in Health Care: The Challenge for Professionals

by Ben Hannigan, Huw Thomas, Roisin Pill & Stephen Pattison et al.

This volume explains how health care professions and their values have changed over the last forty years, charting where they have come from, where they are now, and how they might develop in the future. There...


Overdosed America

by Dr. John Abramson

Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization...


Bad Pharma

by Ben Goldacre

We like to imagine that medicine is based on evidence and the results of fair testing and clinical trials. In reality, those tests and trials are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors who...


Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

by Jonathan Kahn

At a ceremony announcing the completion of the first draft of the human genome in 2000, President Bill Clinton declared, “I believe one of the great truths to emerge from this triumphant expedition inside the...


Bioethics, Law, and Human Life Issues: A Catholic Perspective on Marriage, Family, Contraception, Abortion, Reproductive Technology, and Death and Dyi

by D. Brian Scarnecchia

Bioethics, Law, and Human Life Issues: A Catholic Perspective on Marriage, Family, Contraception, Abortion, Reproductive Technology, and Death and Dying draws on the Magisterial teaching of the Catholic Church...


Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver: Honoring the Work of Leon R. Kass

by Yuval Levin, Thomas W. Merrill & Adam Schulman

For more than forty years Leon R. Kass has been a prolific and distinguished writer, an outstanding teacher of the humanities, and a wise interpreter of the moral implications of modern science. In Apples of...