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The future of ethics Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Willis Jenkins
Edición: Georgetown University Press, 2013
Precio: 34,95 $

The Future of Ethics interprets the big questions of sustainability and social justice through the practical problems arising from humanity's increasing power over basic systems of life. What does climate change mean for our obligations to future generations? How can the sciences work with pluralist cultures in ways that will help societies learn from ecological change?

Traditional religious ethics examines texts and traditions and highlights principles and virtuous behaviors that can apply to particular issues. Willis Jenkins develops lines of practical inquiry through "prophetic pragmatism," an approach to ethics that begins with concrete problems and adapts to changing circumstances. This brand of pragmatism takes its cues from liberationist theology, with its emphasis on how individuals and communities actually cope with overwhelming problems. - See more at:

The gender dimension of non-medical use of prescription drugs in Europe and the Mediterranean region Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Pompidou Group
Edición: Council of Europe, 2015
ISBN: 978-92-871-8021-6
Precio: 27€

In recent years, the non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) has caused increasing public concern around the globe. Women constitute a special risk category for NMUPD and understanding gender as it relates to this phenomenon is now a critical requirement for effective policy and practice. Intended primarily for policy makers and researchers, this Pompidou Group publication aims to explore gender specificities in terms of the use and misuse of prescription drugs in Europe and the Mediterranean region. Using secondary sources, it also seeks to identify gaps in the data available in the area covered and to make recommendations for further research, coherent policy development and effective, gender-sensitive practice.
This publication is an initial attempt to map this emerging phenomenon and to identify lacunae and avenues for further investigation. It constitutes an important resource for those interested in the interaction between gender and drug use.

The Goldman Guide to Medical Jurisprudence and Medical Ethics Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: David Goldman
Edición: Amazon, 2015
Precio: 10,27€

The Goldman Guide to Medical Jurisprudence and Medical Ethics provides a much needed resource for families and students, patients and medical and legal professionals, and everyday laypersons to understand the intersecting world of medicine and law. Dr. David E. Goldman, physician, psychiatrist, and attorney, has taken that which can be so very complex and written it so that it is readily understandable for all.

The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Barron H. Lerner
Edición: Beacon press, 2015
Precio: 12,39$

The story of two doctors, a father and son, who practiced in very different times and the evolution of the ethics that profoundly influence health care

As a practicing physician and longtime member of his hospital’s ethics committee, Dr. Barron Lerner thought he had heard it all. But in the mid-1990s, his father, an infectious diseases physician, told him a stunning story: he had physically placed his body over an end-stage patient who had stopped breathing, preventing his colleagues from performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, even though CPR was the ethically and legally accepted thing to do. Over the next few years, the senior Dr. Lerner tried to speed the deaths of his seriously ill mother and mother-in-law to spare them further suffering.

These stories angered and alarmed the younger Dr. Lerner—an internist, historian of medicine, and bioethicist—who had rejected physician-based paternalism in favor of informed consent and patient autonomy. The Good Doctor is a fascinating and moving account of how Dr. Lerner came to terms with two very different images of his father: a revered clinician, teacher, and researcher who always put his patients first, but also a physician willing to “play God,” opposing the very revolution in patients' rights that his son was studying and teaching to his own medical students.

The governance of large research and medical databases in clinical and research multi-centre trials Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: European Commission, Bureau of European Policy Advisers, European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Edición: The Council of Europe, 2012
Precio: 9€

The meeting of the International Dialogue on Bioethics addressed large research and medical databases in clinical and research multi-centre trials. Throughout the meeting, participants debated: relevant initiatives on this specific research area in different countries; ethics provisions adopted; issues of major significance in bioethics where international and multi-centre trials are established.

The Handbook of Virtue Ethics Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Stan van Hooft
Edición: Routledge, 2014
ISBN: 978-1844656394

Virtue ethics has emerged as a distinct field within moral theory - whether as an alternative account of right action or as a conception of normativity which departs entirely from the obligatoriness of morality - and has proved itself invaluable to many aspects of contemporary applied ethics. Virtue ethics now flourishes in philosophy, sociology and theology and its applications extend to law, politics and bioethics. "The Handbook of Virtue Ethics" brings together leading international scholars to provide an overview of the field. Each chapter summarizes and assesses the most important work on a particular topic and sets this work in the context of historical developments. Taking a global approach by embracing a variety of major cultural traditions along with the Western, the "Handbook" maps the emergence of virtue ethics and provides a framework for future developments.

The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of L Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, Susan M. Wolf
Edición: Oxford University Press, 2013
Precio: 36,08€

This major new work updates and significantly expands The Hastings Center's 1987 Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care of the Dying. Like its predecessor, this second edition will shape the ethical and legal framework for decision-making on treatment and end-of-life care in the United States.
This groundbreaking work incorporates 25 years of research and innovation in clinical care, law, and policy. It is written for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals and is structured for easy reference in difficult clinical situations. It supports the work of clinical ethicists, ethics committee members, health lawyers, clinical educators, scholars, and policymakers. It includes extensive practical recommendations.

The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of L Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, Susan M. Wolf
Edición: Oxford University Press, 2013

This major new work updates and significantly expands The Hastings Center's 1987 Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care of the Dying. Like its predecessor, this second edition will shape the ethical and legal framework for decision-making on treatment and end-of-life care in the United States.
This groundbreaking work incorporates 25 years of research and innovation in clinical care, law, and policy. It is written for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals and is structured for easy reference in difficult clinical situations. It supports the work of clinical ethicists, ethics committee members, health lawyers, clinical educators, scholars, and policymakers. It includes extensive practical recommendations.
Health care reform places a new set of challenges on decision-making and care near the end of life. The Hastings Center Guidelines are an essential resource.

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: T.R. Reid
Edición: Penguin Press, 2009

In The Healing of America, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid shows how all the other industrialized democracies have achieved something the United States can't seem to do: provide health care for everybody at a reasonable cost.

In his global quest to find a possible prescription, Reid visits wealthy, free market, industrialized democracies like our own-including France, Germany, Japan, the U.K., and Canada-where he finds inspiration in example. Reid shares evidence from doctors, government officials, health care experts, and patients the world over, finding that foreign health care systems give everybody quality care at an affordable cost. And that dreaded monster "socialized medicine" turns out to be a myth. Many developed countries provide universal coverage with private doctors, private hospitals, and private insurance.

In addition to long-established systems, Reid also studies countries that have carried out major health care reform. The first question facing these countries-and the United States, for that matter-is an ethical issue: Is health care a human right? Most countries have already answered with a resolute yes, leaving the United States in the murky moral backwater with nations we typically think of as far less just than our own.

The Healing of America lays bare the moral question at the heart of our troubled system, dissecting the misleading rhetoric surrounding the health care debate. Reid sees problems elsewhere, too: He finds poorly paid doctors in Japan, endless lines in Canada, mistreated patients in Britain, spartan facilities in France. Still, all the other rich countries operate at a lower cost, produce better health statistics, and cover everybody. In the end, The Healing of America is a good news book: It finds models around the world that Americans can borrow to guarantee health care for everybody who needs it.

The Heart of Human Rights Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor:Allen Buchanan
Edición: Oxford University Press, 2015
Precio: 45L

First in-depth examination of the moral foundations of the international legal human rights system.
Challenges common assumptions in the philosophical literature about the relationship between moral human rights and international legal human rights.
Shows that the international legal human rights system is not grounded in excessively individualistic moral assumptions.
Goes beyond scrutiny of international legal human rights norms to assess the legitimacy of the institutions that create and implement them.
Critically evaluates tensions between the commitment to constitutional democracy and the commitment to the authority of international human rights law, expanding the agenda for research on cosmopolitan theories of global justice

The History and Future of Bioethics: A Sociological View Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: John H. Evans
Edición: Oxford UNiversity Press, 2011
Precio: 34,85€

It seems like every day society faces a new ethical challenge raised by a scientific innovation. Human genetic engineering, stem cell research, face transplantation, synthetic biology - all were science fiction only a few decades ago, but now are all reality. How do we as a society decide whether these technologies are ethical? For decades professional bioethicists have served as mediators between a busy public and its decision-makers, helping people understand their own ethical concerns, framing arguments, discrediting illogical claims, and supporting promising ones. These bioethicists play an instrumental role in guiding governments' ethical policy decisions, consulting for hospitals faced with vital decisions, and advising institutions that conduct research on humans.
Although the bioethics profession has functioned effectively for many years, it is now in crisis. Policy-makers are less inclined to take the advice of bioethics professionals, with many observers saying that bioethics debates have simply become partisan politics with dueling democratic and republican bioethicists. While this crisis is contained to the task of recommending ethical policy to the government, there is risk that it will spread to the other tasks conducted by bioethicists.
To understand how this crisis came about and to arrive at a solution, John H. Evans closely examines the history of the bioethics profession. Bioethics debates were originally dominated by theologians, but came to be dominated by the emerging bioethics profession due to the subtle and slow involvement of the government as the primary consumer of bioethical arguments. After the 1980s, however, the views of the government changed, making bioethical arguments less legitimate. Exploring the sociological processes that lead to the evolution of bioethics to where it is today, Evans proposes a radical solution to the crisis. Bioethicists must give up its inessential functions, change the way they make ethical arguments, and make conscious and explicit steps toward re-establishing the profession's legitimacy as a mediator between the public and government decision-makers.

The Human Microbiome Ethical, Legal and Social Concerns Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Editors: Rosamond Rhodes, Nada Gligorov, and Abraham Paul Schwab
Edición: Oxford University Press, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-19-982941-5
Precio: 35,99 Libras

The first book on the ethical, legal, and social concerns raised by human microbiome research.
Calls for research ethics reform, including relaxed consent requirements.
Addresses the need for thoughtful policies and procedures to guide the use of the large number of biobanked human samples required for advancing this new domain of human microbiome research.
Relates to a number of ongoing debates and controversies, including regulation of human subject research and epidemic preparedness.
The human microbiome is the bacteria, viruses, and fungi that cover our skin, line our intestines, and flourish in our body cavities. Work on the human microbiome is new, but it is quickly becoming a leading area of biomedical research. What scientists are learning about humans and our microbiomes could change medical practice by introducing new treatment modalities. This new knowledge redefines us as superorganisms comprised of the human body and the collection of microbes that inhabit it and reveals how much we are a part of our environment. The understanding that microbes are not only beneficial but sometimes necessary for survival recasts our interaction with microbes from adversarial to neighborly.

The Human Right to Water Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor:Inga T Winkler
Edición: Hart Publishing, 2012
Precio: 104$

The United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council recognised the human right to water in 2010. This formal recognition has put the issue high on the international agenda, but by itself leaves many questions unanswered. This book addresses this gap and clarifies the legal status and meaning of the right to water through a detailed analysis of its legal foundations, legal nature, normative content and corresponding State obligations.
The human right to water has wide-ranging implications for the distribution of water. Examining these implications requires putting the right to water into the broader context of different water uses and analysing the linkages and competition with other human rights that depend on water for their realisation. Water allocation is a highly political issue reflecting societal power relations, with current priorities often benefitting the well-off and powerful. Human rights, in contrast, require prioritising the most basic needs of all people. The human right to water has the potential to address these underlying structural causes of the lack of access to water rooted in inequalities and poverty by empowering people to hold the State accountable to live up to its human rights obligations and to demand that their basic needs are met with priority.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Rebecca Skloot
Edición: Pan, 2010
Precio: 15,32€

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot, Rebecca

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Edición: Wiley, 2013
Precio: 895 Libras

We are delighted to announce the publication of The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Unmatched in scholarship and scope, The International Encyclopedia of Ethics is the definitive single-source reference work on Ethics for students, scholars and professionals, publishing online and in print February 2013. Work on the Encyclopedia has been shepherded by an Editor-in-Chief and two Associate Editors. Its content was shaped by the distinguished members of the Editorial Board, and all entries have been blind reviewed by an independent Review Board.

This ground-breaking 9-volume reference work, presented in A-Z format:
• Comprises over 700 entries, ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 words in length, written by an international cast of subject experts
• Is arranged across 9 fully cross-referenced volumes including a comprehensive index
• Provides clear definitions and explanations of all areas of ethics including the topics, movements, arguments, and key figures in Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Practical Ethics
• Covers the major philosophical, legal and religious traditions
• Offers an unprecedented level of authority, accuracy and balance with all entries being blind peer-reviewed

The Law and Ethics of Dementia Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Editores: Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring and Israel Doron
Edición: Hart Publishing, 2014
ISBN: 9781849464178

Dementia is a topic of enormous human, medical, economic, legal and ethical importance. Its importance grows as more of us live longer. The legal and ethical problems it raises are complex, intertwined, and under-discussed. This book brings together contributions from clinicians, lawyers and ethicists - all of them world leaders in the field of dementia - and is a comprehensive, scholarly yet accessible library of all the main (and many of the fringe) perspectives. It begins with the medical facts: what is dementia? Who gets it? What are the current and future therapeutic and palliative options? What are the main challenges for medical and nursing care? The story is then taken up by the ethicists, who grapple with questions such as: is it legitimate to lie to dementia patients if that is a kind thing to do? Who is the person whose memory, preferences and personality have all been transformed by their disease? Should any constraints be placed on the sexual activity of patients? Are GPS tracking devices an unpardonable interference with the patient's freedom? These issues, and many more, are then examined through legal lenses. The book closes with accounts from dementia sufferers and their carers. It is the first and only book of its kind, and the authoritative text.

The Law of Bioethics: Individual Autonomy and Social Regulation Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Marsha Garrison, Carl Schneider
Edición: West Academic Publishing, 2015
ISBN: 978-0314291004
Precio: 220€

This casebook covers contemporary issues in bioethics ranging from reproductive choice to decision making about death. It teaches legal doctrine through judicial opinions and statutes; it teaches analytical and practical skills through a diverse set of problems. The casebook also enables students to think broadly about regulatory issues by supplementing traditional legal materials with patients' accounts of their illnesses, doctors' reports of their encounters with patients, ethicists' reflections, and researchers’ findings on how medical decisions are made, the results those decisions produce, and the impact of various forms of legal regulation. Finally, the casebook encourages students to use the law of bioethics as a window into larger questions about the role of law as a form of social regulation and the impact of American culture on the development of law and regulatory strategy.

The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Edición:Simon & Schuster/ TED, 2015
ISBN: 978-1476784847
Precio: 10,61€

Essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine—and how understanding these principles can empower us all.

Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a “science”? Sciences must have laws—statements of truth based on repeated experiments that describe some universal attribute of nature. But does medicine have laws like other sciences?

Dr. Mukherjee has spent his career pondering this question—a question that would ultimately produce some of most serious thinking he would do around the tenets of his discipline—culminating in The Laws of Medicine. In this important treatise, he investigates the most perplexing and illuminating cases of his career that ultimately led him to identify the three key principles that govern medicine.

Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important book is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and Eureka! moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee’s signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical read, not just for those in the medical profession, but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being is being treated. Ultimately, this book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine, now and into the future.

The Learning Healthcare System Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: LeighAnne Olsen, Dara Aisner, and J. Michael McGinnis, editors, Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine
Edición:The National Academies Press, 2013
Precio: 59$

As our nation enters a new era of medical science that offers the real prospect of personalized health care, we will be confronted by an increasingly complex array of health care options and decisions. The Learning Healthcare System considers how health care is structured to develop and to apply evidence--from health profession training and infrastructure development to advances in research methodology, patient engagement, payment schemes, and measurement--and highlights opportunities for the creation of a sustainable learning health care system that gets the right care to people when they need it and then captures the results for improvement. [...]

The Life You Can Save Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor:Peter Singer
Edición: Kindle, 2014
Precio: 5,95$

What is a human life worth? Can we put a figure on it? We say we believe in the equality of each individual life, but do our actions bear this out? From acclaimed philosopher Peter Singer comes a radical challenge to Western affluence and apathy, and a series of seaching questions. Writing on ethics for more than 30 years, he was nonetheless astonished to discover that if the top 10% of America's rich were to give 10% or their earnings in aid, world poverty could in theory be eliminated. And in a world in which more than a billion people are richer than ever previously known, yet more than a billion others struggle to survive on less than a dollar a day, he believed this to be not simply an arresting statistic, but a burning moral issue. In his groundbreaking new book Singer argues, with unerring logic, against the traditional view that it is good to practise charity but that it's not wrong if you don't. Exploring the ethics of philanthropy and the implications of a demanding morality for what we know of human nature - its drive towards self-interest, its limited capacity for altruism - he exposes the vagaries of our thought processes and interactions. More than an emotive call to arms, The Life You Can Save is a persuasive, rigorous and searing philosophical lesson in how we might, and why we should, mobilize ourselves to give.

The Light: Our Moral Compass Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: James T. Reuteler
Edición: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform,2014
ISBN: 978-1500610685
Precio: 6,60€

The Light, (Our Moral Compass) is a book on how we make moral decisions. The first four chapters offer a summary of the various options.Chapter 5 deals with the author’s primary approach to how a Christian approaches moral decision-making. Chapters 8 through 12 deal with some examples of how the author applies The Light.

The Longevity Seekers: science, business, and the fountain of youth Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Ted Anton
Edición: The University Of Chicago Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780226020938

People have searched for the fountain of youth everywhere from Bimini to St. Augustine. But for a steadfast group of scientists, the secret to a long life lies elsewhere: in the lowly lab worm. By suppressing the function of just a few key genes, these scientists were able to lengthen worms’ lifespans up to tenfold, while also controlling the onset of many of the physical problems that beset old age. As the global population ages, the potential impact of this discovery on society is vast—as is the potential for profit.
With The Longevity Seekers, science writer Ted Anton takes readers inside this tale that began with worms and branched out to snare innovative minds from California to Crete, investments from big biotech, and endorsements from TV personalities like Oprah and Dr. Oz. Some of the research was remarkable, such as the discovery of an enzyme in humans that stops cells from aging. And some, like an oft-cited study touting the compound resveratrol, found in red wine—proved highly controversial, igniting a science war over truth, credit, and potential profit. As the pace of discovery accelerated, so too did powerful personal rivalries and public fascination, driven by the hope that a longer, healthier life was right around the corner

The Lost Age of Reason Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700 Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Jonardon Ganeri
Edición: Oxford University Press, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-19-921874-5
Precio: 29 Libras

The Lost Age of Reason deals with a fascinating and rich episode in the history of philosophy, one from which those who are interested in the nature of modernity and its global origins have a great deal to learn. Early modernity in India consists in the formation of a new philosophical self, one which makes it possible meaningfully to conceive of oneself as engaging the ancient and the alien in conversation. The ancient texts are now not thought of as authorities to which one must defer, but regarded as the source of insight in the company of which one pursues the quest for truth. This new attitude implies a change in the conception of one's duties towards the past. After reconstructing the historical intellectual context in detail, and developing a suitable methodological framework, Ganeri reviews work on the concept of knowledge, the nature of evidence, the self, the nature of the categories, mathematics, realism, and a new language for philosophy. A study of early modern philosophy in India has much to teach us today - about the nature of modernity as such, about the reform of educational institutions and its relationship to creative research, and about cosmopolitan identities in circumstances of globalisation.
Readership: Scholars and advanced students of modern philosophy, and of Indian intellectual history.

The making of British bioethics Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Wilson Duncan
Edición: Manchester University Press,2014
ISBN: 978-0719096198
Precio: 41,25€

Recent decades have witnessed profound shifts in the politics of medicine and the biological sciences. Members of several professions, including philosophers, lawyers and social scientists, now discuss and help regulate issues that were once left to doctors and scientists, in a form of outside involvement known as 'bioethics'. The Making of British Bioethics provides the first in-depth study of the growing demand for this outside involvement in Britain, where bioethicists have become renowned and influential 'ethics experts'.

The book moves beyond existing histories, which often claim that bioethics arose in response to questions surrounding new procedures such as in vitro fertilization. It shows instead that British bioethics emerged thanks to a dynamic interplay between changing sociopolitical concerns and the aims of specific professional groups and individuals. Highlighting this interplay has important implications for our understanding of how issues such as embryo experiments, animal research and assisted dying became high profile 'bioethical' concerns in late twentieth century Britain. And it also helps us appreciate how various individuals and groups intervened in and helped create the demand for bioethics, playing a major role in their transformation into 'ethics experts'.

The Makings of a Modern Epidemic: Endometriosis, Gender and Politics Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Kate Seear
Edición: Ashgate, 2015
ISBN: 9781409460824
Precio: 98,96$

Since its ‘discovery’ some 150 years ago, thinking about endometriosis has changed. With current estimates identifying it as more common than breast and ovarian cancer, this chronic, incurable gynaecological condition has emerged as a ‘modern epidemic’, distinctive in being perhaps the only global epidemic peculiar to women.

This timely book addresses the scholarly neglect of endometriosis by the social sciences, offering a critical assessment of one of the world’s most common - and burdensome - health problems for women. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, including science and technology studies, feminist theory and queer theory, The Makings of a Modern Epidemic explores the symbolic, discursive and material dimensions of the condition. It demonstrates how shifts in thinking about gender, the body, race, modernity and philosophies of health have shaped the epidemic, and produces a compelling account of endometriosis as a highly politicised and grossly neglected disease.

Drawing upon rich empirical data, including in-depth interviews with women who have endometriosis and medical and self-help literature, this ground-breaking volume will appeal to scholars and students across the social sciences with interests in gender studies, science and technology studies and the sociology and anthropology of medicine, health and the body.Contents: Introduction: towards pastiche; Crisis of the modern: on advocacy, research and the rise of endometriosis; The disease of theories: on the function of medical hypotheses; Standing up to the beast: on mystery and mastery in the endometriosis self-help literature; The typical patient profile: on treatment and the constitution of subjects; Sooks, slobs and monsters: on responsibility, self-care and living with endometriosis; Conclusion; pinning disease down; Bibliography; Index.

The Many Voices of Spanish Bioethics Popular

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Monográfico de la revista Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
2009; 18(3)
ISSN: 0963-1801
Precio: £ 14 / $ 20

Edmund Pellegrino observó que la medicina contemporánea es en gran parte un producto norteamericano, y que también lo es la ética que la acompaña. Esto era una observación exacta que hizo en los años 80. Incluso hoy en día la bioética está extensamente formada por los trabajos del modelo Anglo-americano, por lo menos desde la perspectiva de los EEUU. La difusión de ideas proveniente del mundo de habla hispana ha sido hasta hace poco invisible para el mundo de habla inglesa, aislado por la lengua y la cultura de corrientes intelectuales exteriores. El Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics dedica su número de julio de 2009 casi monográficamente a The Many Voices of Spanish Bioethics, donde se aborda un elenco de temas cuyo detalle está ya disponible en Internet para los subscriptores de la revista. Si no son subscriptores puede comprar el número suelto en la web de la revista.

The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Editor: James Stacey Taylor
Edición: Oxford University Press, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-19-975113-6
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The questions that surround death-Is death a harm to the person who dies? Should we be afraid of death? Can the dead be harmed? Can they be wronged?-have been of widespread interest since Classical times. This interest is currently enjoying a renaissance across a broad spectrum of philosophical fields, ranging from metaphysics to bioethics. This volume is the first to bring together original essays that both address the fundamental questions of the metaphysics of death and explore the relationship between those questions and some of the areas of applied ethics in which they play a central role.

The essays in Part I of this volume examine some of the Classical approaches to fundamental metaphysical questions surrounding death, addressing in particular the question of whether a person's death can be a harm to her. The theme of the value of death is continued in Part II, with essays addressing this issue through a more contemporary lens. The essays in Part III address the related but separate issue of whether persons can be harmed by events that occur after they die. Finally, the essays in Part IV apply the metaphysical issues addressed in Parts I through III to various issues in bioethics, including the question of posthumous organ procurement, suicide, and survival after brain injury.

Written by some of the most prominent philosophers working on these issues today, the essays in this volume showcase the state of the art of both the metaphysics of death and its importance to many areas of applied ethics.
Readership: Philosophers and classicists who are interested in the metaphysical and ethical issues associated with death; bioethicists, philosophers (and others) who are interested in philosophical analyses of well-being; upper-division courses in Bioethics and in "Death and Dying."

The Modernization of the Nursing Workforce Valuing the healthcare assistant Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autores: Ian Kessler, Paul Heron, Sue Dopson
Edición: OUP Oxford, 2012
ISBN: 978-0199694136
Precio: 33,24 L

The Modernization of the Nursing Workforce: Valuing the healthcare assistant is based on recently completed research exploring the role of healthcare assistants (HCA) in acute hospitals. Whilst a support role working alongside registered nurses has been a longstanding feature of the NHS, the contemporary HCA role has become increasingly central to the process of health service modernization. The role is now assuming even greater importance as the ramifications of financial constraints, restructuring and other pressures on the NHS play out.

The HCA role is unregulated and low paid, but by taking-on direct care tasks from registered nurses, the role has become politically sensitive. The HCA remains a cheap and flexible source of labour, but the unregulated role encourages dilemmas and public scrutiny over risk and patient safety. The book explores how public policy reform of the health service feeds through to impact upon the management and structure of the healthcare workforce. More specifically, the book provides a timely evidence base for the extended and growing use of the HCA role.

The book draws upon a multi-method research design from four geographically located hospital trusts in England, which during a three year period saw over 270 staff interviewed, focus groups and interviews with over 100 patients, some 275 hours of ward-based observation, and detailed survey responses from over 3,000 members of staff and hospital patients.

The unusual richness of the data allows a definitive examination of who undertakes the HCA role, its shape, nature and diversity, along with the consequences for those with a stake in the role - hospital managers, the assistants themselves, the patients they care for and the nurses they work alongside. Making, The Modernization of the Nursing Workforce: Valuing the healthcare assistant essential reading for health care studies and public management communities, and those charged with training and education policy.

The Neuroethics of Biomarkers: What the Development of Bioprediction Means for Moral Responsibility, Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Autor: Matthew L. Baum
Edición:Oxford University Press, 2015
ISBN: 978-0190236267

Neuroscientists are mining nucleic acids, blood, saliva, and brain images in hopes of uncovering biomarkers that could help estimate risk of brain disorders like psychosis and dementia; though the science of bioprediction is young, its prospects are unearthing controversy about how bioprediction should enter hospitals, courtrooms, or state houses. While medicine, law, and policy have established protocols for how presence of disorders should change what we owe each other or who we blame, they have no stock answers for the probabilities that bioprediction offers. The Neuroethics of Biomarkers observes, however, that for many disorders, what we really care about is not their presence per se, but certain risks that they carry. The current reliance of moral and legal structures on a categorical concept of disorder (sick verses well), therefore, obscures difficult questions about what types and magnitudes of probabilities matter. Baum argues that progress in the neuroethics of biomarkers requires the rejection of the binary concept of disorder in favor of a probabilistic one based on biological variation with risk of harm, which Baum names a "Probability Dysfunction." This risk-reorientation clarifies practical ethical issues surrounding the definition of mental disorder in the DSM-5 and the nosology of conditions defined by risk of psychosis and dementia. Baum also challenges the principle that the acceptability of bioprediction should depend primarily on whether it is medically useful by arguing that biomarkers can also be morally useful through enabling moral agency, better assessment of legal responsibility, and fairer distributive justice. The Neuroethics of Biomarkers should be of interest to those within neuroethics, medical ethics, and the philosophy of psychiatry

The Oxford handbook of bioethics Popular

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Categoría: a) Fundamentación de la bioética
Editor: Steinbock, Bonnie
Edición: Oxfor University Press, 2007
Precio: 60$
ISBN13: 978-0-19-956241-1

Treinta y cuatro contribuciones reflejan el carácter interdisciplinario de la bioética, y su carácter cada vez más internacional. Treina asuntos se tratan en originales ensayos escritos por algunos de los figuras más destacadas del ámbito, así como por algunos recién llegados. Los ensayos tratan temas como la metodología de la bioética, la autonomía, la justicia, la muerte, el estatuto moral. Y nuevos temas como los biobancos, la investigación con células madre, la clonación, el bioterrorismo,… Otros temas abordan la salud mental, la justicia y los ancianos, la definición de la muerte, los transplantes de órganos, de las voluntades anticipadas,…

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