Choices and Conflict: Explorations in Health Care Ethics

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Emily Friedman
Wiley, Jun 29, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 209 pages
Should Dr. Jack Kavorkian be allowed to facilitate the suicides of sick women? To what extent should high technology be incorporated into health care practices? The integration of health care and public policy has taken health care ethics beyond the hospital walls. This book provides a choice selection of articles reflecting the current environment of bioethics. Leaders will gain insight from a wide variety of prominent thinkers in health care.

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EMILY FRIEDMAN, is a health policy analyst, writer, and lecturer with a longstanding interest in bioethics and the social ethics of health care. She is contributing editor of Hospitals and Healthcare Forum Journal (for which she writes a bimonthly ethics column), and she is a contributing writer to the Journal of the American Medical Association, health Business, Health Management Quarterly, and Health Progress, among other periodicals. She is a member of the editorial boards of Health Management Quarterly and the Journal of Rural Health. Ms. Friedman was Rockefeller Fellow in Ethics at Dartmouth College in 1987-1988 and currently is an adjunct assistant professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, where she teaches a course in health care rationing. Ms. Friedman was the editor of the previous volume in this series, Making Choices: Ethics Issues for Health Care professionals (American Hospital Publishing, 1986). She is based in Chicago.

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