Social Science Perspectives on Medical Ethics / Edition 1

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Thirteen essays demonstrate ways the social sciences illuminate issues of medical ethics. They show how people in different cultures react to ethically problematic situations, and analyze the institutions and ideologics of medical ethics, as well as their relationship to public opinion and the political process. Based on a conference held at McGill U. in 1988, and originally published by Kluwer in 1990. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792305668
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/1989
  • Series: Culture, Illness and Healing Series , #16
  • Edition description: 1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

I: Clinical Encounters of the Ethical Kind.- Clinical Trials and the Collective Ethic: The Case of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.- Biomedical Rituals and Informed Consent: Native Canadians and the Negotiation of Clinical Trust.- Moral Conflicts in a Psychiatric Hospital Treating Combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd).- Institutional Factors Affecting Psychiatric Admission and Commitment Decisions.- II: Ethics in the Public Arena.- Reaching Consensus About Death: Heart Transplants and Cultural Identity in Japan.- Ethics, Politics and Contraception: Canada and the Licensing of Depo-Provera.- III: The Institutions and Ideology of Medical Ethics.- The Origins of Medical Ethics in France: The International Congress of Morale Médicale of 1955.- The British General Medical Council and Medical Ethics.- Human Experimentation and the Origins of Bioethics in the United States.- The Evolution of American Bioethics: A Sociological Perspective.- IV: Medical Ethics and Social Science.- Medical Anthropology and the Comparative Study of Medical Ethics.- Morality and the Social Sciences.- Ethics and Ethnography in Neonatal Intensive Care.- Bibliography I / Book-length Works Reflecting or Relevant to Social Science Perspectives on Medical Ethics.- Bibliography II / Selected List of Book-length Works on or Basic to Medical Ethics.- Author/Name Index.
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