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Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America

Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America

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NOW FEATURING A NEW AFTERWORD, "PANDEMIC ETHICS"

From two eminent scholars comes a provocative examination of bioethics and our culture’s obsession with having it all without paying the price.

Shockingly, the United States has among the lowest life expectancies and highest infant mortality rates of any high-income nation, yet, as Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno show, we spend twice as much per capita on medical care without insuring everyone. A “remarkable, highly readable journey” (Judy Woodruff ) sure to become a classic on bioethics, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die explores the troubling contradictions between expanding medical research and neglecting human rights, from testing anthrax vaccines on children to using brain science for marketing campaigns. Providing “a clear and compassionate presentation” (Library Journal) of such complex topics as radical changes in doctor-patient relations, legal controversies over in vitro babies, experiments on humans, unaffordable new drugs, and limited access to hospice care, this urgent and incisive history is “required reading for anyone with a heartbeat” (Andrea Mitchell).


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ISBN-13: 9781631498008
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 740,013
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Gutmann, the eighth president of the University of Pennsylvania, is an award-winning political theorist. She served on President Obama’s bioethics commission.

Jonathan D. Moreno is a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He served on President Obama’s bioethics commission.

Table of Contents

Introduction A Duty to Tell 11

Part 1 New Voices

1 Changing Times 27

2 Bioethics Goes Public 45

3 The Public's Health 67

Part 2 Matters of Life and Death

4 Uneasy Deaths 85

5 The High Price of Unfair Health Care 116

6 Foraging for Ethics 150

Part 3 Moral Science

7 Human Experiments 181

8 Reproductive Technologies 205

9 Opening Cell Doors 226

Epilogue Transforming Minds 251

Afterword Pandemic Ethics 271

Acknowledgments 303

Notes 305

Bibliography 339

Index 363

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