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Sex, Race, and Science: Eugenics in the Deep South

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Author: Professor Edward J. Larson
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In the first book to explore the theory and practice of eugenics in the American South, Edward J. Larson shows how the quest for "strong bloodlines"expressed itself in state laws and public policies from the Progressive Era through World War II. Larson shows how the seemingly broad-based eugenics movement was in fact a series of distinct campaigns by small groups of determined individuals for legislation at the state level.

Before Summer for the Gods, his Pulitzer-winning history of the Scopes trial, Edward J. Larson wrote this incisive history of eugenics--the study of hereditary improvement of the human race through selective breeding--in the American South of the early 20th century.

Although Southerners were hardly the only people preoccupied with sex and race, their response to eugenic theories was recongizably distinctive in its enthusiasm. Larson provides a detailed analysis of the various state laws and public policies--and the forces behind their implementation. As he demonstrates, Southern eugenics was not merely a matter of preventing the "white race" from being "tainted" by African-American blood; great concern also existed regarding the widespread reproduction of the "unfit" (physically and mentally disabled), with sterilization frequently proposed as a solution. With his concise prose style, Larson makes this broad topic, which has continued relevance as our medical and genetic technologies become more and more refined, accessible to the general reader.

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Helping and Healing: Religious Commitment in Health Care

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Author: Edmund D. Pellegrino MD
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Exploring the moral foundations of the healing relationship, Edmund D. Pellegrino and David C. Thomasma offer the health care professional a highly readable Christian philosophy of medicine. This book examines the influence religious beliefs have on the kind of person the health professional should be, on the health care policies a society should adopt, and on what constitutes healing in its fullest sense.

Helping and Healing looks at the ways a religious perspective shapes the healing relationship and the ethics of that relationship. Pellegrino and Thomasma seek to clarify the role of religious belief in health care by providing a moral basis for such commitment as well as a balancing role for reason. This book establishes a common ground for believers and skeptics alike in their dedication to relieve suffering by showing that helping and healing require an involvement in the religious values of patients. It clearly argues that religion provides crucial insights into medical practice and morality that cannot be ignored, even in our morally heterogeneous society.

Central to the authors' message is the concept of patients' vulnerabilities and the need to help them recover not only from the disease but also from an existential assault on their personhood. They then show how this understanding can move caregivers to view their professions as vocations and thereby change the nature of health care from a business to a community of healing.

Physicians, nurses, administrators, clergy, theologians, and other health professionals and church leaders will find this volume helpful for their own reflections on the role of religion in the health care ministry and for making a religious commitment integral to their professional lives.

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Palliative Care and Communication (Facing Death)

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In this volume, the author seeks explanations for the sense of optimism about recovery that terminal patients with small-cell bronchial carcinoma - or lung cancer - have. Over a period of five years, she used ethnographic research methods to monitor the illness processes of patients from the time of the consultation during which they received the bad news until their death, from the perspectives of the various people involved: the patient, the patient's family and relatives, the doctors and the nursing staff. Based on narrative descriptions, interspersed with observations, the author makes it clear why things happen the way they do in practice. The book also gives an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and roles of those involved: informal codes, ambiguous messages, the dilemma between professional detachment and personal involvement, the patterns of information and communication during the various phases of the illness, the latent realization of approaching death, and the ambivalence of patients with regard to knowing and not knowing.


Public Health Communication Interventions: Values and Ethical Dilemmas

Public Health Communication Interventions: Values and Ethical Dilemmas Lowest new price: $55.00
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Author: Nurit Guttman
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The ethical dimensions of health communicators′ interventions and campaigns are brought into question in this thought-provoking book. Examining the efforts to effect behavior change, the author questions how far health communication can and should go in changing people′s values. The author broadens the current analysis of interventions and presents conceptual frameworks that help identify values and justifications that are embedded in health communication goals, strategies, and evaluation criteria. This critical approach helps explain how and why choices are made in design and implementation, and provides constructs and frameworks to examine them. It also widens the criteria for program evaluation and policymaking, and provides practitioners, planners, policy-makers, researchers, and students with practice-oriented questions.

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Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists: Issues, Questions, and Controversies

Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists: Issues, Questions, and Controversies Lowest new price: $24.37
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The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists considers the compatibility of science and morality. Challenging readers to question the fundamental philosophical values of professional psychology, the editors and contributors inspire the ethical impulse and encourage active moral leadership.

An essential reference for professional and academic psychologists and counselors, the Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists is also an exceptional primary or supplementary reader for graduate students enrolled in courses on Ethics in Psychology and Ethics and Professional Concerns and for anyone considering the compatibility of science and morality.

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A Palliative Ethic of Care: Clinical Wisdom at Life's End

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Author: Joseph J. Fins
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This volume explains how to develop a set of patient and physician goals for improving quality of life, resolving end of life issues, and treating dying patients. The author, Dr. Joseph Fins, pragmatically blends ethical theory and clinical practice, presenting readers with theoretical and historical considerations about end of life care and offering practical wisdom about the care of dying patients and their families. A Palliative Ethic of Care employs the ground-breaking Goals of Care Assessment Tool (GCAT) as a framework of knowledge that links practical considerations about patient care with more theoretical concerns to provide deeper insights into why end-of-life care is so challenging and to help foster necessary reform in how people die.

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Doctors and Patients: What We Feel About You

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Author: Peter H., M.D. Berczeller

A doctor examines such complex issues as terminal illness, doctors' bills, and malpractice from the point of view of the physician and discusses the strengths and failings of the doctor-patient relationship


Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain & Symptom Control , Vol 3&4, No 1-4)

Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain & Symptom Control , Vol 3&4, No 1-4) Lowest new price: $25.75
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Author: Arthur G Lipman
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Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia brings to the foreground of the controversy over euthanasia and assisted suicide not only the moral and legal issues, but also regulatory and empirical issues, issues of prudent public policy, and choice of drugs. You'll witness candid accounts of current practice, legal and extralegal, of drug use in assisted suicide and euthanasia, and be encouraged to objectively reexamine the issues that are at stake. With this book, you'll acquire a solid understanding of the array and complexity of the social questions faced by terminally ill patients, their physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia was chosen as one of Doody's “250 Best Health Sciences Books” for 1996!

Much of the focus of Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia is on patient decisionmaking and the factors leading to a patient’s choice to hasten death. Readers learn from different medical perspectives, the key psychiatric, medical, and social factors that require assessment when terminally ill patients, such as those with AIDS or cancer, express the desire to die immediately. Readers are also introduced to issues about depression, pain, psychological distress, anxiety, organic mental disorders, and a variety of demographic and social variables. Among the important topics readers learn about are:

  • nursing perspectives on assisted suicide and euthanasia
  • end of life issues in patients with AIDS
  • Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act
  • current law on physician-assisted suicide
  • euthanasia and euthanizing drugs in the Netherlands
  • toxicological issues with drugs used to end life
  • when drugs fail to end life

    Because euthanasia and assisted suicide do occur worldwide, it is crucial that the most appropriate, most expedient drugs be used and administered properly. This book dispels the myth, quite common in the United States, that morphine and benzodiazepines are the best drugs for ending life and points out the urgent need for research on drugs to be used for this purpose. Currently, as this book illustrates, there exists little reliable scientific data for identifying the fatal dose of a drug in humans, yet drugs are used daily to induce death, both successfully and unsuccessfully. Readers learn the many factors that can affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of a drug, and so intensify or reduce its toxicity.

    Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia acts as a guide for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, persons suffering from fatal diseases, and their families and friends as they struggle with the moral, religious, and legal issues that accompany the idea of ending a life of suffering. The authors, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, gather the facts, issues, and arguments to allow those involved in the controversy, either publicly or privately, to make the most informed decision possible.

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Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making

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Questions that face dying individuals, their families, and the professionals that help them at the end of their lives are explored in this volume.

The contributors help the reader to come to terms with issues of mortality complicated by the diversity of cultures within society.

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Women, Ethics, and Inequality in U.S. Healthcare: "To Count among the Living" (Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice)

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Author: Aana Marie Vigen
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When seriously ill, what contributes to a sense of being truly cared for and respected? This compelling book explores healthcare inequalities by listening closely to Black and Latina women with breast cancer. It puts their stories into conversation with current healthcare statistics, sharp theological imagination, healthcare providers, and social ethics. Vigen contends that ethicists, healthcare providers, and scholars arrive at an adequate understanding of human dignity and personhood only when they take seriously the experiences and needs of those most vulnerable due to systemic inequalities.

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