Hippocrates' Maze: Medical Structures, Human Selves / Edition 176 by James Lindemann Nelson | 9780742513846 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Hippocrates' Maze: Medical Structures, Human Selves / Edition 176

Hippocrates' Maze: Medical Structures, Human Selves / Edition 176

by James Lindemann Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 074251384X

ISBN-13: 9780742513846

Pub. Date: 01/15/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

To contain the Minotaur, the ancient artificer Daedalus crafted a maze so intricate that it bewildered even its maker. Contemporary medicine—"Hippocrates' Maze—is every bit as bewildering, so much so that a new and distinct field, bioethics, has been created to help professional caregivers, patients, and families navigate their way through it. In Nelson's

Overview

To contain the Minotaur, the ancient artificer Daedalus crafted a maze so intricate that it bewildered even its maker. Contemporary medicine—"Hippocrates' Maze—is every bit as bewildering, so much so that a new and distinct field, bioethics, has been created to help professional caregivers, patients, and families navigate their way through it. In Nelson's typically inviting and graceful style, the essays collected in Hippocrates' Maze explore the labyrinth of contemporary health care, and arrive at some unusual findings about death and decisionmaking, justice and families, cloning and kinship, and organ donation and intimacy. However, the book's most distinctive conclusions concern bioethics itself: the field is not best seen solely as a source of good advice to doctors, but rather as a way of better understanding our humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742513846
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Series:
Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Meaning of the Act: Relationship, Meaning and Identity in Prenatal Genetic Screening Chapter 3 Agency by Proxy Chapter 4 Just Expectations: Family Caregivers, Practical Identities and Social Justice in the Provision of Health Care Chapter 5 Death's Gender Chapter 6 'Everything Includes Itself in Power:' Power, Theory and the Foundations of Bioethics Chapter 7 A Duty to Donate? Selves, Societies and Organ Procurement Chapter 8 Cloning, Families, and the Reproduction of Persons

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