Bioethics, Health Care, And The Law

Bioethics, Health Care, And The Law

by Richard H. Hedges
     
 

A comprehensive introduction to the vocabulary and definitions of the terms involved in the health care and bioethics debate.

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A comprehensive introduction to the vocabulary and definitions of the terms involved in the health care and bioethics debate.

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"Hedges provides concise explanations of a whole host of topics—a get-started reference source to help beginners understand clearly what is involved in a prticular problem … For the beginner, the terminology will be introduced to actively pursue other information. Recommended as a topic-starter." - Reference for Students

"Unique in introducing and defining the terminology of bioethics from a legal standpoint, this dictionary's 161 entries are arranged alphabetically and range in length from several paragraphs to several pages … The book also includes a sample living will, a table of cases, and a well-organized subject index … The dictionary would well-serve libraries that do not own the Encyclopedia." - Choice

Booknews
An overview of the United States' health care system, the roles of various health care specialists and organizations, and ethical and legal considerations is followed by an encyclopedia of ethical and health care situations, medical terms, laws and legal concepts, and well-known and influential cases. Essays range in length from a paragraph to the length of a brief essay and cover topics from abortifacient to xenotransplantation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874367614
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Contemporary Legal Issues Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Richard H. Hedges is associate professor in the School of Health Sciences at Ohio University, Athens, OH.

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