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Quality of life and human difference : genetic testing, health care, and disability

Author: David T Wasserman; Robert Samuel Wachbroit; Jerome Edmund Bickenbach
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Turns the perspectives of disability scholars on issues that have largely been the province of health methodology, policy and philosophy, while angling philosophical policy analysis on problems that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David T Wasserman; Robert Samuel Wachbroit; Jerome Edmund Bickenbach
ISBN: 9780521832014 0521832012 9780521539715 0521539714
OCLC Number: 61167702
Description: xi, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction David Wasserman, Jerome Bickenbach and Robert Wachbroit; 1. Assessing quality of life: clinical versus health policy uses Robert Wachbroit; 2. Predicting genetic disability while commodifying health Anita Silvers; 3. Preventing genetically transmitted disabilities while respecting persons with disabilities Dan W. Brock; 4. Disability, ideology and quality of life: a bias in biomedical ethics Ron Amundson; 5. Values for health states in QALYs and DALYs: desirability versus well-being and worth Erik Nord; 6. Preventing the existence of people with disabilities Jeff McMahan; 7. Where is the sin is synecdoche? Prenatal testing and parent-child relationship Adrienne Asch and David Wasserman; 8. The social context of individual choice Tom Shakespeare; 9. Disability and health systems assessment Jerome Bickenbach; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy.
Responsibility: edited by David Wasserman, Jerome Bickenbach, Robert Wachbroit.

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