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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Health and Society / Edition 5
     

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Health and Society / Edition 5

by Eileen L. Daniel, Carol Levine
 

ISBN-10: 0072430923

ISBN-13: 9780072430929

Pub. Date: 01/10/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Health and Society, 6th edition, is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in health science and personal health. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading health care professionals, policymakers, and social commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been

Overview

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Health and Society, 6th edition, is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in health science and personal health. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading health care professionals, policymakers, and social commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. For each issue, the editor provides a concise introduction and postscript summary. The introduction sets the stage for the debate as it is argued in the "yes" and "no" readings, and the postscript briefly reviews the opposing views and suggests additional readings on the controversial issue under discussion. By requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgments, Taking Sides actively develops students' critical thinking skills. It is this development of critical thinking skills that is the ultimate purpose of each of the volumes in the widely acclaimed Taking Sides program.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072430929
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/10/2001
Series:
Taking Sides Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1The Health Care Industry1
Issue 1Will Managed Care Improve Health Care in the United States?2
Issue 2Should Health Care for the Elderly Be Rationed?20
Issue 3Does Employer-Based Health Insurance Provide Adequate Coverage for Most Americans?36
Issue 4Is the Pharmaceutical Industry Responsible for the High Cost of Prescription Drugs?48
Part 2Health and Society69
Issue 5Is Drug Testing Vital to the Workplace?70
Issue 6Should Doctors Ever Help Terminally Ill Patients to Commit Suicide?90
Issue 7Should the Government Regulate the Sale, Advertisement, and Distribution of Junk Food?102
Issue 8Should Race Play a Role in the Treatment and Study of Disease?128
Issue 9Should Human Cloning Ever Be Permitted?148
Part 3Mind/Body Relationship165
Issue 10Should Addiction to Drugs Be Labeled a Brain Disease?166
Issue 11Is Stress Responsible for Disease?190
Issue 12Can Spirituality Overcome Illness?202
Part 4Sexuality and Gender Issues215
Issue 13Does Abortion Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?216
Issue 14Does Health Care Delivery and Research Benefit Men at the Expense of Women?228
Part 5Public Health Issues247
Issue 15Is Gun Control a Public Health Issue?248
Issue 16Should Parents Be Allowed to Opt Out of Vaccinating Their Children?264
Issue 17Does Anabolic Steroid Use Cause Serious Health Problems for Athletes?276
Issue 18Is Marijuana Dangerous and Addictive?292
Part 6Consumer Health309
Issue 19Does Multiple-Chemical Sensitivity Pose a Serious Health Threat?310
Issue 20Is the Atkins Low-Carbohydrate Diet a Valid Weight-Loss Plan?328
Issue 21Should Alternative Medicine Be Combined With Conventional Medicine?358

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