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Author's Choice Reviews"Though just a bit over 100 pages, this book packs a lot of ethical, practical and spiritual information about healthcare and choices."
— Carolyn R. Sheidies
Medicine is about caring for people. It is a moral enterprise, not simply a technique or a pursuit. Though modern healthcare offers an amazing array of options, it has also become a complex and sometimes utterly de-humanizing system. Now, more than ever, we need guidance to navigate through the issues surrounding our medical care. Some of the questions answered in this work include:
“How do I choose a physician whom I can trust?”
“What is ‘informed consent’ and how does it affect me?”
“What sort of medical information is on the Internet?”
“What should I do if I can't afford health insurance?”
Advances in medical technology have blessed many with longer and healthier lives, but they have also provided us with interventions and procedures that call for serious ethical evaluation. The BioBasics series is committed to an uncompromising respect for human life that will serve as a compass through a maze of challenging questions.
“As our culture collapses around us, the issues of bioethics lie at the heart of the crisis. . . . In this series these extraordinary questions are tackled with seriousness . . . and accessibility. . . . It is hard to imagine a more important set of questions or a more timely publication.”
—Nigel M. de S. Cameron
Trinity International University