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Bioethics for beginners : 60 cases and cautions from the moral frontier of healthcare

Author: Glenn McGee
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
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"Maps the giant dilemmas posed by new technologies and medical choices, using 60 cases taken from our headlines, and from the worlds of medicine and science. This eminently readable book takes it one case at a time, shedding light on the social, economic, and legal side of twenty-first-century medicine while giving the reader an informed basis on which to answer personal, practical question such as: should we test  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Case Reports
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn McGee
ISBN: 9780470659113 0470659114
OCLC Number: 762372389
Description: xv, 169 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Caution 1. Tip-toe when walking on the bleeding edge --
Caution 2. Everybody lies --
Caution 3. The genome isn't what it used to be --
Caution 4. Reproduce at your own peril --
Caution 5. Don't sweat the nano-sized stuff --
Caution 6. The state will protect your health right up until it doesn't --
Caution 7. "Do no harm" has become "care for yourself" --
Caution 8. You arent dead until someone tells you so --
Caution 9. Eat only food for thought --
Caution 10. Beware of ideologues and demagogues --
Conclusion: Move slowly and stay cool.
Responsibility: Glenn McGee.

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How far is too far? 60 cases illustrating modern bioethical dilemmas Bioethics for Beginners maps the giant dilemmas posed by new technologies and medical choices, using 60 cases taken from our  Read more...

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