ISBN-10:
0226066762
ISBN-13:
9780226066769
Pub. Date:
12/01/2008
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
What Would You Do?: Juggling Bioethics and Ethnography

What Would You Do?: Juggling Bioethics and Ethnography

by Charles L. Bosk

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ISBN-13: 9780226066769
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Charles L. Bosk is professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure and All God’s Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction • What Would You Do? Juggling Bioethics and Ethnography

ONE • THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF ETHICS

1. Professional Ethicist Available: Logical, Secular, Friendly

2. The Licensing and Certification of Ethics Consultants: What Part of "No!" Was So Hard to Understand?
 
3. Institutional Ethics Committees: Sociological Oxymoron, Empirical Black Box

4. Margin of Error: The Sociology of Ethics Consultation

5. Bureaucracies of Mass Deception: Institutional Review Boards and Ethics of Ethnographic Research with Raymond G. De Vries

TWO • THE ETHICS OF ETHNOGRAPHY: GENETIC COUNSELORS REVISITED

6. Invitation to Ethnography

7. A Twice-Told Tale of Witnessing

8. Irony, Ethnography, and Informed Consent

THREE • THE ETHICS OF ETHNOGRAPHY: SURGEONS REVISITED

9. The Field-Worker and the Surgeon

10. An Ethnographer's Apology, A Bioethicist's Lament: The Surgeon and the Sociologist Revisited

11. A Moment of Silence: On Not Giving Up Dr. Arthur's Ghost

CONCLUSION • PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE AND MORAL COWARDICE

Counterfeit Courage and the Noncombatant

Index

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