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Baker, Robert 1937-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 1,634 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: R724, 174.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Baker
The Cambridge world history of medical ethics( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive scholarly account of the global history of medical ethics. Offering original interpretations of the field by leading bioethicists and historians of medicine, it will serve as the essential point of departure for future scholarship in the field
The Codification of medical morality : historical and philosophical studies of the formalization of Western medical morality in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Robert Baker( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers the first wide-ranging survey of early medical ethics, primarily, but not exclusively, in the English-speaking world. Based on fresh historical research and philosophical analysis, the period covered is the `long eighteenth century', culminating in the notable formal ethics of John Gregory and Thomas Percival. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between the ethical dilemmas of actual practice and the formulations of philosophically-minded physicians. The historical and philosophical roots of late Enlightenment medical-ethical theories are also examined. A second volume (1993) will examine developments in the nineteenth century
Legislating medical ethics : a study of the New York State do-not-resuscitate law by Robert Baker( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can medical ethics be legislated? Can a complex bioethical question be definitively answered through legislation? In July 1987 the New York State legislature experimented with legislating medical ethics by amending the state's public health law to regulate `Do Not Resuscitate' orders. The consequent law was complex and remains controversial. This volume reviews both the background bioethical debates and the elements of the public policy making process that are essential to understanding New York's experience with the DNR law. It features debates between leading exponents and critics of the law; case studies that examine the impact of New York's DNR law on clinicians, hospitals and patients; and a review of all empirical studies of the law by their lead authors. Appended to the volume is the New York State DNR law and a comprehensive set of background documents. The co-editors, Robert Baker and Martin A. Strosberg, are both professors at Union College, Schenectady, New York. They have collaborated on many projects including, Rationing America's Medical Care: The Oregon Plan and Beyond (Brookings, 1992)
Before bioethics : a history of American medical ethics from the colonial period to the bioethics revolution by Robert Baker( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Bioethics narrates the history of American medical ethics from its colonial origins to current bioethical controversies over abortion, AIDS, animal rights, and physician-assisted suicide. This comprehensive history tracks the evolution of American medical ethics over four centuries, from colonial midwives and physicians' oaths to medical society codes, through the bioethics revolution. Applying the concept of "morally disruptive technologies," it analyzes the impact of the stethoscope on conceptions of fetal life and the criminalization of abortion, and the impact of the ventilator on our conception of death and the treatment of the dying. The narrative offers tales of those whose lives were affected by the medical ethics of their era: unwed mothers executed by puritans because midwives found them with stillborn babies; the unlikely trio-an Irishman, a Sephardic Jew and in-the-closet gay public health reformer-who drafted the American Medical Association's code of ethics but received no credit for their achievement, and the founder of American gynecology celebrated during his own era but condemned today because he perfected his surgical procedures on un-anesthetized African American slave women. The book concludes by exploring the reasons underlying American society's empowerment of a hodgepodge of ex-theologians, humanist clinicians and researchers, lawyers and philosophers-the bioethicists-as authorities able to address research ethics scandals and the ethical problems generated by morally disruptive technologies
Empirical methods for bioethics : a primer by Liva Jacoby( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at both quantitative and qualitative methods utilized in key research investigations in bioethics, this book examines the impact of such investigations on clinical and policy decision-making, scholarship and on the advancement of theory
Forschung als Herausforderung für Ethik und Menschenrechte : 50 Jahre Deklaration von Helsinki ; (1964 - 2014)( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ethics and epidemics by Sean Philpott( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into three sections this volume covers: Human Rights, Public Safety, and Public Policy; Practitioner Responsibilities During Times of Epidemics; and Global Dimensions of Epidemics. "The Advances in Bioethics" series is devoted to publishing collections of original papers and multi-authored volumes that advance the field of bioethics either by exploring new areas, or by taking new approaches to traditional areas. Although the series is published in English, its scope is international, and manuscripts are welcome from authors throughout the world. Divided into three sections this volume covers: Human Rights, Public Safety, and Public Policy; Practitioner Responsibilities During Times of Epidemics; Global Dimensions of Epidemics - each chapter in the book goes in-depth to discuss the issues surrounding the topic in question and combines a theoretical thought process with practical application
Ethics and Epidemics, Volume 9 by John Balint( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series that deals with papers and multi-authored volumes that advance the field of bioethics either by exploring new areas, or by taking new approaches to traditional areas, this book - divided in three sections - discusses the issues surrounding the topic in question and combines a theoretical thought process with practical application
The Codification of Medical Morality. Vol. 2 Historical and Philosophical Studies of the Formalization of Western Medical Morality in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries {Philosophy and Medicine ; V. 49} by Robert Baker( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second survey of pre-20th century modern medical ethics presents historical research and philosophical analyses of the evolution of medical ethics in 19th-century America, and the development of a different, but parallel, tradition of medical jurisprudence in 19th-century Britain
Global bioethics and human rights : contemporary issues( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethical issues we face in healthcare, justice, and human rights extend beyond national boundaries-they are global and cross-cultural in scope. Editors Wanda Teays, John-Stewart Gordon, and Alison Dundes Renteln have assembled the works of an interdisciplinary, international team of experts in bioethics into a comprehensive, innovative and accessible book. It opens with theoretical frameworks that inform a Global Bioethics, followed by three units for an in-depth look at contemporary issues in the field. These are human rights, culture, and public health-with each unit including theoretical discussions and lively case studies. Topics range from torture and lethal injection to euthanasia, sex selection, vulnerable human subjects, to health equity, safety and public health, and environmental disasters like Bhopal, Fukushima, and more. -- Provided by publisher
 
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The Codification of medical morality : historical and philosophical studies of the formalization of Western medical morality in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuriesLegislating medical ethics : a study of the New York State do-not-resuscitate lawThe codification of medical morality : historical and philosophical studies of the formalization of Western medical morality in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries