Uncertainty in Medical Innovation by Jessica Mesman
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Uncertainty in Medical Innovation
By Jessica Mesman

Uncertainty in Medical Innovation

Experienced Pioneers in Neonatal Care

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Uncertainty in Medical Innovation by Jessica Mesman

Book Awards

  • Winner of BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2009.

Book Description

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a site where hi-tech medicine and vulnerable human beings come into close contact. Focusing on a number of medical and ethical challenges encountered by staff and parents, this book provides a new perspective on the complexity of these treatments and the inventiveness of those involved.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230216723
ISBN-10: 0230216722
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 230
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jessica Mesman

JESSICA MESMAN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society Studies, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Her research interests and publications include the anthropology of knowledge and empirical ethics in critical care medicine, particularly on issues of uncertainty and resources of resilience in patient safety.

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