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Being Mortal


  • Author: Atul Gawande
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Social Science
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In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.Gawande, a practic...

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Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)


  • Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: 784491 Bytes


“A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age.”—Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—Cosmopolitanism is a moral manifesto for a planet we share with more than six billion strangers....

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions with 2014 ACA Codes

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions with 2014 ACA Codes


  • Author : Gerald Corey
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2014-07-18
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781305479838


Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions with 2014 ACA Codes Book Description :

Up-to-date and comprehensive, *including the ACA 2014 Code of Ethics,* this practical best-selling text provides students with the basis for discovering their own guidelines for helping within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. Respected authors Gerald Corey, Marianne Corey, Cindy Corey, and Patrick Callanan raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on the issues, discuss their position, and provide opportunities for students to refine their thinking and actively develop their own position. ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, 9th Edition, explores such questions as: What role do the therapist’s personal values play in the counseling relationship? What...

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions


  • Author : Gerald Corey
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780534614430


Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions Book Description :

This book provides practitioners with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. To help you make these wise, informed decisions, it provides you with coverage of the latest standards and research, a discussion of a range of diverse views on the central issues of the profession, and case vignettes and open questions that invite you to develop an internalized, personal perspective....

Ethics  Theory and Contemporary Issues

Ethics Theory and Contemporary Issues


  • Author : Barbara MacKinnon
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781305958678


Ethics Theory and Contemporary Issues Book Description :

Explore the major perspectives in ethical theory and contemporary moral debates using ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 9th Edition. Overviews and a selection of readings from traditional and contemporary sources make complex philosophical concepts reader-friendly. Comprehensive introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover such influential ethical theories as religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, and feminist and care ethics. Contemporary moral issues include euthanasia, sexual morality, economic justice, war, violence, globalization, structural racism, and same-sex marriage. MindTap® offers assessments along with animated ethics simulations that allow you to engage with the philo...

Ethical Issues in Biotechnology

Ethical Issues in Biotechnology


  • Author : Richard Sherlock
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0742513777


Ethical Issues in Biotechnology Book Description :

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Contemporary Issues in Law  Medicine and Ethics

Contemporary Issues in Law Medicine and Ethics


  • Author : Sheila McLean
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1855215861


Contemporary Issues in Law Medicine and Ethics Book Description :

The rapidly changing face of modern medicine and the increasing involvement of public debate in its practice, are reflected in the wide range of contributions to this book, which takes a searching look at the issues which are currently at the forefront of modern debate in medical ethics and the law....

Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media

Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media


  • Author : Tim Dwyer
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2012-07-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230392632


Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media Book Description :

We live in a world of proliferating media devices, social media usage, media convergence and mobility. In a culturally diverse world, the globalisation of media calls for a comparative understanding of the legal and ethical issues that are confronting the user and the practitioner in his unique social context. 'Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media' offers a concise and much-needed discussion of the social issues and ramifications of media interaction around the world. Using different national examples, and an accessible style, Dwyer explores key frameworks and concepts that will engage and challenge the contemporary reader's ideas about media practice. Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media foregrounds the rapidly changing media and communications in...

Ethics

Ethics


  • Author : Leathard, Audrey
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2007-01-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1861347553


Ethics Book Description :

While ethics has been addressed in the health care literature, relatively little attention has been paid to the subject in the field of social care. This book redresses the balance by examining theory, research, policy and practice in both fields. The analysis is set within the context of contemporary challenges facing health and social care, not only in Britain but internationally. Contributors from the UK, US and Australia consider ethical issues in health and social care research and governance; interprofessional and user perspectives; ethics in relation to human rights, the law, finance, management and provision; key issues of relevance to vulnerable groups such as children and young people, those with complex disabilities, older people and those...

Issues in Medical Law and Ethics

Issues in Medical Law and Ethics


  • Author : Derek Morgan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135340988


Issues in Medical Law and Ethics Book Description :

Thirty years ago, English jurist Patrick Devlin wrote: "Is it not a pleasant tribute to the medical profession that by and large it has been able to manage its relations with its patients ... without the aid of lawyers and law makers". Medical interventions at the beginnings and the endings of life have rendered that assessment dated if not defeated. This book picks up some of the most important of those developments and reflects on the legal and social consequences of this metamorphosis over the past ten years, and will be of interest to students of law, sociology and ethics who want a considered and critical introduction to, and reflection on, key issues in these pivotal moments of human life....

Animal Testing

Animal Testing


  • Author : Stephanie Watson
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781435850224


Animal Testing Book Description :

Discusses the pros and cons of testing products intended for human use on animals, as well as the legal and ethical issues involved....