Browse our key titles ahead of the 21st annual conference of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, taking place from October 24th to 27th in Philadelphia. Please come visit us as the Oxford University Press booth (201). Read more on Riffle
Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children by Robert Klitzman
With the advancement of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, parents and doctors face complex questions about their use—or possible misuse. This book examines the social and biological implications of controlling genetics, ultimately arguing for closer regulation of procedures that affect the lives of generations to come and the future of our species as a whole.
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Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion by Katie Watson
The abortion debate is one of the most divisive topics in contemporary life. While millions of Americans have participated in an abortion, the procedure itself bears stigma. In this text, Katie Watson wisely and respectfully navigates the topic, explaining the law of abortion, challenges the toxic politics that haunt it, and offers the tools necessary for more productive private exchanges.
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Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare by
Clinicians are constantly confronted with moral adversity. In this new text, Dr. Rushton and colleagues lay the groundwork for moral resilience, a new set of guiding principles to support the healthcare workforce in light of an ethically inspired burnout. It explains what individuals, healthcare leaders, and the systems themselves can do to shift the ever-increasing prevalence of moral suffering.
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Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health by Sandro Galea
While the US spends more on health than any other country, its people remain less healthy and live shorter lives than in other rich nations. In this text, Sandro Galea explains how the fabric of the U.S.—its history, wealth, politics, and power—contributes to shorter, less healthy lives. The result is a radical argument for how health has nothing to do with medicine—and how Americans get it wrong.
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The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics (Oxford Handbooks) by
This new addition to the Oxford Handbooks series provides the first-ever comprehensive coverage of the ethical issues across a full range of public health topics. Containing the words of more than one hundred experts in the field of public health ethics, it covers many of the public health issues arising daily, including infectious disease outbreaks, vaccine policy, obesity, tobacco control, and reproductive health.
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Religion and Ethics in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by
This title serves as a first resort for clinicians and other NICU caregivers who need to understand the religious beliefs profoundly influencing parents of sick newborns. The chapters explore the teachings about the newborn premature baby, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and provide a unique resource of information to neonatal intensive care unit professionals, parents and students of bioethics.
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Finishing Our Story: Preparing for the End of Life by Gregory L. Eastwood MD
Death is a destiny we all share, yet how we die has changed drastically in the last few decades. In the 21st century, 75% of people will die in hospital, having endured grueling treatments to prolong life. In this text, Eastwood uses straight-forward language to provide fundamental information about preparing for the process of dying and addresses the difficult topics of palliative care and physician-assisted death.
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Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing by
In this collection of essays, an interdisciplinary group of scholars asks age-old questions about the nature and well-being of humans in the context of a revolutionary new biotechnology—CRISPR-Cas9. It addresses the harms posed by gene-editing technology, from the physical to the social, and explores the values of acceptance and being open to surprise.
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Pediatric Ethics by Alan R. Fleischman
This accessible title describes in detail a unique and important aspect of the discipline of bioethics. The chapters and case examples that supplement this book illustrate the real-life concerns of patients, families, and clinicians. It addresses the ethical issues concerning adolescents, research ethics as it relates to children, issues concerning genetic testing, and the surgical and medical enhancement of children
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Silent Partners: Human Subjects and Research Ethics by Rebecca Dresser
When is a human study ethical? For years, science and society have struggled with this question. While experts have put great effort into developing ethical principles, these rules often neglect the perspectives and experience of the research subjects themselves. Never before explored, this title offers a different lens through which to understand and analyze both general ethical and regulatory principles.
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Research Methods in Health Humanities by
An essential teaching and reference tool for health humanities teachers and scholars. Editors Klugman and Lamb define the field of health humanities and provide a grounding in the traditions of the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences for students considering health care careers. It also provides useful tools of inquiry for everyone, as we are all future patients and future caregivers of a loved one.
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Beyond Consent: Seeking Justice in Research by Jeffrey P. Kahn
Justice is foundational to the discussion, debate, and policymaking surrounding biomedical research. Beyond Consent examines the concept of justice and its application to research with human subjects. This second edition includes new chapters on today's leading-edge topics as well as updated chapters that what new matters have arisen. This is a vital resource for students and scholars in bioethics and public health.
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Ethical Issues in Women's Healthcare: Practice and Policy by
This title provides comprehensive insight into ethical challenges in women's health care from a distinctly feminist perspective. Fourteen original contributions explore numerous issues in women's health care from the perspectives of physicians, nurses, and bioethicists, built from case studies of women health practitioners, patients and research participants.
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The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, and Public Health by Jonathan H. Marks
Countless public health agencies have had to partner with corporations to help solve some of America's most intricate problems. Yet, these partnerships often undermine the integrity of public health agencies. In this text, Marks provides a critique of public-private partnerships. He draws on widely accepted concepts of institutional integrity, separation of powers and antitrust to argue against these relationships.
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