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Medicine and morality : crises in the history of a profession

Medicine and morality : crises in the history of a profession

Author: Helen Kang
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Medical professionals are expected to act in the interest of patients, the public, and the pursuit of medical knowledge. Their disinterested pursuit offers them credibility and authority. But what happens when doctors' supposed impartiality comes under fire? Medicine and Morality considers the ways in which moral and scientific norms in Canadian medicine have emerged and evolved over time. Critics of biomedicine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kang, Helen, 1979-
Medicine and morality.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Kang
ISBN: 9780774862158 9780774862165 9780774862127 0774862122 0774862149 0774862157 0774862165 9780774862141
OCLC Number: 1111632615
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Toward a Theory of Medical Disinterestedness; 2 A Brotherhood of Scientific Gentlemen; 3 Building Bridges, Making Amends; 4 The Paradox of Medical Publishing; Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; Copyright Page
Responsibility: Helen Kang.
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The first historical study of morality and science in Canadian medicine, Medicine and Morality shows how moments of doubt in doctors' impartiality resulted in changes to how medicine was done, and  Read more...


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Kang's analysis illuminates our current anxiety about the proper place of health care in public life. -- Viviane Fairbank * Literary Review of Canada *

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