Hippocrates' maze: ethical explorations of the medical labyrinth

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Medical - 155 pages
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In Nelson's typically inviting and graceful style, the essays collected in Hippocrates' Maze explore the labyrinth of contemporary health care, and arrive at some unusual findings about death and decisionmaking, justice and families, cloning and kinship, and organ donation and intimacy. However, the book's most distinctive conclusions concern bioethics itself: the field is not best seen solely as a source of good advice to doctors, but rather as a way of better understanding our humanity.

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Contents

Agency by Proxy
29
Family Caregivers Practical Identities
53
Deaths Gender
71
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Nelson is professor of philosophy at Michigan State University.

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