What Would You Do? by Charles L. Bosk
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What Would You Do?
By Charles L. Bosk

What Would You Do?

Juggling Bioethics and Ethnography

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What Would You Do? by Charles L. Bosk

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In hospital rooms across the country, doctors, nurses, patients, and their families grapple with questions of life and death. Recently, they have been joined at the bedside by a new group of professional experts, bioethicists, whose presence raises a host of urgent questions. How has bioethics evolved into a legitimate specialty? When is such expertise necessary? How do bioethicists make their decisions? And whose interests do they serve?Renowned sociologist Charles L. Bosk has been observing medical care for thirty-five years. In "What Would You Do?" he brings his extensive experience to bear on these questions while reflecting on the ethical dilemmas that his own ethnographic research among surgeons and genetic counselors has provoked. Bosk considers whether the consent given to ethnographers by their subjects can ever be fully voluntary and informed. He questions whether promises of confidentiality and anonymity can or should be made. And he wonders if social scientists overestimate the benefits of their work while downplaying the risks.Vital for practitioners of both the newly prominent field of bioethics and the long-established craft of ethnography, "What Would You Do?" will also engross anyone concerned with how our society addresses difficult health care issues.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226066776
ISBN-10: 0226066770
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles L. Bosk

Charles L. Bosk is professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure and All God's Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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