The Limits of Medicine
By (author) Andrew Stark
Normal Price: $190.00
Your Price: $171.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $19.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $8.55 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Limits of Medicine by Andrew Stark
Book DescriptionWhat are the final limits of medicine? What should we not try to cure medically, even if we had the necessary financial resources and technology? This book philosophically addresses these questions by examining two mirror-image debates in tandem. Members of certain groups, who are deemed by traditional standards to have a medical condition, such as deafness, obesity, or anorexia, argue that they have created their own cultures and ways of life. Curing their conditions would be a form of genocide. Members of other groups are seeking to provide medical treatment to what would conventionally be deemed 'cultural conditions'. Mild neurotics who take anti-depressants to elevate their mood, runners who use steroids, or men and women seeking cosmetic surgery are asking for medical treatment for problems that might be solved culturally, by changing norms, pressures, or expectations in the broader culture. Each of these two debates endeavors to locate medicine's final frontier and to articulate what it is that we should not treat medically even if we could. This volume analyzes what these two contemporary debates have to say to each other and thus offers a new way of determining medicine's final limits.
Buy Limits of Medicine book by Andrew Stark from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521856317
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Stark
Consolations of Mortality, Hardback (October 2016)
A penetrating and provocative exploration of human mortality, from Epicurus to Joan Didion
Drawing the Line, Hardback (December 2009)
In Drawing the Line , Andrew Stark takes a fresh and provocative look at how Americans debate the border between the public realm and the private. The seemingly eternal struggle to establish the proper division of societal responsibilities --to draw the line --has been joined yet again.
Limits of Medicine, Paperback (January 2006)
This book addresses the limits of medicine by examining two mirror-image debates in tandem.
Conflict of Interest in American Public Life, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Andrew Stark
Ranging over a wide array of cases, Andrew Stark draws on legal, moral and political thought - as well as the rhetoric of office-holders and the commentary of journalists - to analyse several decades of debate over conflict of interest in American public life.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Limits of Medicine book by Andrew Stark and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Andrew Stark
Andrew Stark is professor of strategic management and political science at the University of Toronto. From 1985-1989, he was a policy advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada and has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institute, a Fellow at the Harvard Program in Ethics and the Professions, and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He is the author of Conflict of Interest in American Public Life and, with Michael David, Conflict of Interest in the Professions.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.