Uncertainty in Medical Innovation: Experienced Pioneers in Neonatal Care

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Overview

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a site where hi-tech medicine and vulnerable human beings come into close contact. Focusing on a number of medical and ethical challenges encountered by staff and parents, this book provides a new perspective on the complexity of these treatments and the inventiveness of those involved.

*Winner of the British Sociology Association's Sociology of Health and Illness Prize*

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230216723
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/11/2008
  • Series: Health Technology and Society Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

JESSICA MESMAN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society Studies, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Her research interests and publications include the anthropology of knowledge and empirical ethics in critical care medicine, particularly on issues of uncertainty and resources of resilience in patient safety.

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Table of Contents

1. Neonatology: A Permanent Dynamic of Change
2. Newly Born and Indeterminate
3. Co-Travellers
4. Uncertain Trajectories
5. Beacons on the Horizon
6. The Moral Load
7. The End of the Jourbaney
Glossary
Bibliography

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