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The roots of bioethics : health, progress, technology, death / Daniel Callahan.

  • Callahan, Daniel, 1930-
[2012], ©2012
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012], ©2012.

Physical description

viii, 246 pages ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


The Hastings Center and the early years of bioethics -- A memoir of an interdisciplinary career -- Minimalist ethics -- Individual good and common good: a communitarian approach to bioethics -- The WHO definition of 'health' -- End-of-life care : a philosophical or management problem? -- Death, mourning, and medical progress -- Terminating life-sustaining treatment of the demented -- Killing and allowing to die : why it is a mistake to derive an 'is' from an 'ought' -- Rationing : theory, passion, and politics -- Consumer-directed health care : promise or puffery? -- Societal allocation of resources for patients with ESDR -- Shaping biomedical research : the case of the National Institutes of Health -- Time for a change : devising our medical future -- Too much of a good thing : how splendid technologies can go wrong -- Demythologizing the stem cell juggernaut -- Health technology assessment implementation : the politics of ethics -- Bioethics and fatherhood.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
    CBE /CAL
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  • 9780199931378
  • 0199931372