The New Medicine and the Old Ethics
By (author) Albert R. Jonsen
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New Medicine and the Old Ethics by Albert R. Jonsen
Book DescriptionThe history of medicine is a record of scientific discovery, clinical triumph, and personal sacrifice; it is also a record of obscurantism, dogmatism, and greed. In this book Jonsen addresses the conflict between altruism and self-interest, which he believes is built into the structure of medical care and woven into the very fabric of physicians' lives. In the process, he reveals both the wisdom and the weaknesses of traditional ethics in an era of innovative - and controversial - health care.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674617261
(203mm x 133mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 23-Apr-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Albert R. Jonsen
Clinical Ethics, Paperback (July 2015)
Clinical Ethics teaches healthcare providers how to effectively identify, evaluate, and resolve ethical issues in clinical medicine.
Birth of Bioethics, Paperback (August 2003)» View all books by Albert R. Jonsen
This work is a broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies.
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