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Health: Ethical Debates in Modern Medicine
     

Health: Ethical Debates in Modern Medicine

by Ray Lovegrove
 

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How do science, and decisions that scientists make, affect us? What are the universal problems facing modern science? How are these issues dealt with in different societies? This series explores our role in monitoring, developing and controlling scientific advances in a wide range of topics.

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How do science, and decisions that scientists make, affect us? What are the universal problems facing modern science? How are these issues dealt with in different societies? This series explores our role in monitoring, developing and controlling scientific advances in a wide range of topics.

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the "Dilemma in Modern Science" series, this book examines several issues, including ethical care, drugs and drug testing, organ transplants, genetic engineering, and more. What is being introduced to the readers of this well-written group of books is the idea that nothing is free. Do we have a moral obligation to provide medical care to people who can't afford it? If we do not provide the less expensive vaccines at the beginning of life, do we need to provide care for individuals who get sick? Is testing drugs and procedures on animals acceptable? What are the costs and benefits? These are tough, questions and many of us would prefer not to think about them. But Love does well in his delivery. For example, discussing genetic engineering, he points out the dramatic increase in scientists' knowledge during the last decade. "However, genetic engineering has raised some of the greatest dilemmas in recent medical research, in particular, how genetic technology can be applied ethically and who really �owns' an individual's genetic information." Each section ends with broad questions that help move the reader through difficult concepts. In addition, there are charts, graphs, and many photographs that help ground the abstractions in the real world. Backmatter includes a timeline, a list of additional sources of information, a glossary, and an index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780237533687
Publisher:
MMS Gold
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
Dilemmas in Modern Science Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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