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Taking sides : clashing views on controversial issues in health and society

Author: Eileen L Daniel
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Dushkin Pub. Group/Brown & Benchmark Pub., ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Collected Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen L Daniel
ISBN: 1561344443 9781561344444
OCLC Number: 33860826
Description: xvii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Health and society. Is there a health care crisis in the United States? ; Should the government require U.S. medical schools to produce more primary care doctors? ; Should doctors ever help terminally ill patients commit suicide? ; Should health care for the elderly be limited? ; Is gun control a public health issue? --
Mind-body relationship. Should healthy behavior be mandated? ; Can a positive mental attitude overcome disease? --
Substance use and abuse. Is secondhand smoke a proven health risk for nonsmokers? ; Should addiction to drugs and alcohol be considered a disease rather than a behavioral problem? ; Should drugs be legalized? --
Sexuality and gender issues. Can abortion be a morally acceptable choice? ; Does health care delivery and research benefit men at the expense of women? ; Is AIDS a major threat to the heterosexual, non-drug-abusing population? --
Nutrition and health. Is yo-yo dieting dangerous? ; Can large doses of vitamin C improve health? --
Environmental issues. Is the Gulf War Syndrome real? ; Are pesticides in foods harmful to human health? ; Does exposure to electromagnetic fields cause cancer? --
Making choices for the health care consumer. Should all children be immunized against childhood diseases? ; Are chiropractors legitimate health providers?
Responsibility: edited, selected, and with introductions by Eileen L. Daniel.

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