Children and Health Care: Moral and Social Issues / Edition 1

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Editorial Reviews

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'This book is essential reading for all pediatricians, pediatric residents, and medical students, since it will give them an insight into where pediatrics has come from, and where it is going.'
I. Porter, The Journal of Pediatrics, May 1990, 116:5

'I wish all pediatricians, pediatric residents, and medical students could read this book and understand where pediatrics has come from, and where it is going. In the process they would not only learn the interrelation of environment and biology, but also the importance of ethics in the care of children and the need for physicians to work with others to solve the health care problems of America's children.'
Robert J. Haggerty, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center
'Dies ist ein lesenswertes Buch. Jedem, der sich mit diesen (Fragen der Ethik in der Medizin) Problemen auseinandersetzt, sei dieses anregende und auch preiswerte Buch empfohlen.'
Monatzeitschrift für Kinderheilkunde, 38:5, 1990

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556080784
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/28/1989
  • Series: Philosophy and Medicine Series, #33
  • Edition description: 1989
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Children’s Health as a Social and Political Issue.- Child Health and Public Policy.- Comments on Barbara Starfield’s ‘Child Health and Public Policy’.- Development of the U.S. Federal Role in Children’s Health Care: A Critical Appraisal.- American Social and Political Thought and the Federal Role in Child Health Care.- Children as Research Subjects.- When is the Risk Minimal Enough for Children to be Research Subjects?.- Children, Illness, and Death.- Death and Children’S Literature: Charlotte’s Web and the Dying Child.- Charlotte the Spider, Socrates, and the Problem of Evil.- Children’s Conceptions of Illness and Death.- Terminally Ill Children and Treatment Choices: a Reply to Gareth Matthews.- Children’s and Parents’ Roles in Medical Decisionmaking.- Children and Adolescents: Their Right to Decide About Their Own Health Care.- Children and Health Care Decisionmaking: A Reply to Angela Holder.- Children’s Competence for Health Care Decisionmaking.- Consent and Decisional Authority in Children’s Health Care Decisionmaking: A Reply to Dan Brock.- Questions Parents Should Resist.- Taking the Family Seriously: Beyond Best Interests.- The Pediatrician’s Role: Theory and Practice.- “Not Miniature Men and Women”: Abraham Jacobi’s Vision of a New Medical Specialty a Century Ago.- The Development of Pediatrics as a Specialty.- The Good Doctor and the Medical Care of Children.- Comments on John Ladd’s ‘the Good Doctor and the Medical Care of Children’.- Government by Case Anecdote or Case Advocacy: A Pediatrician’s View.- Advocacy: Some Reflections on an Ambiguous Term.- Loving the Chronically Ill Child: A Pediatrician’s Perspective.- Love and the Physician: A Reply to Thomas Irons.

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