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Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine
Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine (April 2014)
Kristin Zeiler - Editor
Lisa Folkmarson Käll - Editor

Phenomenological insights into health issues relating to bodily self-experience, normality and deviance, self-alienation, and objectification.

Situated at the intersection of phenomenology of medicine and feminist phenomenology, this volume provides insights into medical practices such as surgical operations, organ transplants, dentistry, midwifery, and psychiatry. The contributors make clear the relevance of fem...(Read More)
 
 
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care (August 2013)
Paul Bramadat - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.

This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spir...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Autonomy
Rethinking Autonomy (January 2013)
A Critique of Principlism in Biomedical Ethics
John W. Traphagan - Author

Provides a critique of and alternative to the dominant paradigm used in biomedical ethics by exploring the Japanese concept of autonomy.

This groundbreaking book offers a critical examination of the concept of autonomy, one with major implications for biomedical ethics. Working from the perspectives of ethnography and medical anthropology, John W. Traphagan argues that the notion of autonomy as a foundational ...(Read More)
 
 
Somatic Lessons
Somatic Lessons (November 2012)
Narrating Patienthood and Illness in Indian Medical Literature
Anthony Cerulli - Author

Looks at narrative in the history of ayurvedic medical literature and the perspectives on illness and patienthood that emerge.

In ayurvedic medical practice, the ways in which and the reasons why people become ill are often explained with stories. This book explores the forms and functions of narrative in Āyurveda, India’s classical medical system. Looking at narratives concerning fever, ...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care (June 2012)
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

2012 AJN (American Journal of Nursing) Book of the Year Award in the Hospice and Palliative Care category

Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.


In the 1960s, English physician and committed Christian Cicely Saunders introduced a new way of treating the terminally ill that she called “hospice care.&rd...(Read More)
 
 
Ottoman Medicine
Ottoman Medicine (December 2009)
Healing and Medical Institutions, 1500-1700
Miri Shefer-Mossensohn - Author

First work in English devoted to medicine in the Ottoman world.

The social history of medicine in the Ottoman Empire and the historic Middle East is told in rich detail for the first time in English. Accessible and engaging, Ottoman Medicine sheds light on the work and power of medical practitioners in the Ottoman world. The enduring significance and fascinating history of Ottoman medicine emerge through a co...(Read More)
 
 
What If Medicine Disappeared?
What If Medicine Disappeared? (January 2008)
Gerald E. Markle - Author
Frances B. McCrea - Author

Argues convincingly, if counterintuitively, that modern medicine has little impact on longevity or mortality.

In this thought-provoking book, sociologists Gerald E. Markle and Frances B. McCrea ask what would happen if Western medicine were to disappear. Using a rigorous and imaginative method—a thought experiment—Markle and McCrea evaluate medicine’s impact on mortality and our national heal...(Read More)

 
 
Into the Jaws of Yama, Lord of Death
Into the Jaws of Yama, Lord of Death (July 2006)
Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death
Karma Lekshe Tsomo - Author

A fascinating look at Buddhist, especially Tibetan, views of death and their implications for a Buddhist bioethics.

This book explores the Buddhist view of death and its implications for contemporary bioethics. Writing primarily from within the Tibetan tradition, author Karma Lekshe Tsomo discusses Buddhist notions of human consciousness and personal identity and how these figure in the Buddhist view of death. Be...(Read More)
 
 
Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century
Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century (October 2003)
S. Cromwell Crawford - Author

Explores contemporary controversies in bioethics from a Hindu perspective.

S. Cromwell Crawford breaks new ground in this provocative study of Hindu bioethics in a Western setting. He provides a new moral and philosophical perspective on fascinating and controversial bioethical issues that are routinely in the news: cloning, genetic engineering, the human genome project, reproductive technologies, the end of life, and...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Heredity
The Politics of Heredity (July 1998)
Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-Nurture Debate
Diane B. Paul - Author

Explores the political forces underlying shifts in thinking about the respective influence of heredity and environment in shaping human behavior, and the feasibility and morality of eugenics.

The essays collected in The Politics of Heredity explore the political factors underlying shifts in thinking about the role of nature and nurture in shaping human behavior, and about the desirability and feasibility of contro...(Read More)
 
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