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Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Guenter Lewy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a detailed account of four regimes of assisted death for which there is a substantial body of data as well as observational research: The Netherlands and Belgium have legalized ... More


Conclusion: The Way Forward

Marc A. Rodwin

in Conflicts of Interest and the Future of Medicine: The United States, France, and Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755486
eISBN:
9780199894918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755486.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents recommendations on how to deal with physicians' conflicts of interest in the future. Individual physicians and organized medicine should restrict activities that create ... More


The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Eric J. Cassell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This is a revised and expanded edition of a classic in palliative medicine, originally published in 1991, with three added chapters and a new preface summarizing our progress in the area of pain ... More


Doctoring: The Nature of Primary Care Medicine

Eric J. Cassell

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195113235
eISBN:
9780199999828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113235.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This book shows how much better fitted advanced concepts of primary care medicine are to America's health-care needs. It offers insights into how primary care physicians can be better trained to meet ... More


 Distinguishing Features of Women's Health Care

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Sex and gender differences in women’s health care are delineated. Models of the physician-patient relationship and casuistic and principlist methods of moral reasoning are critiqued on grounds of ... More


Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

Cicely Saunders, Mary Baines, and Robert Dunlop

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192625144
eISBN:
9780191730009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The new edition of this book has been updated to incorporate recent advances in both the approach to, and treatment of, the terminally ill. Based on many years of monitoring clinical practice and ... More


I Can't Tell You: Getting Someone to Tell You Something

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses ways of dealing with a grieving person who is thinking of committing suicide, describing the case of Paula, who became very distressed over the death of the young girl she had ... More


What Is Yours, What Is Not: Empathy, Boundaries, Identification

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0027
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance for medical professionals working with the terminally to know their boundaries and know what is theirs and what is not. It describes the author's experience in ... More


Evaluation of Hospice Activities: First published as a letter in Journal of Chronic Disease, vol. 37, no. 11 (1984), p. 871.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0029
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

A letter from 1984, reproduced here from the Journal of Chronic Diseases, was written in response to the appearance of early findings from the important National Hospice Study in the United States. ... More


Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Leonard B. Glick

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book traces the history of male infant circumcision from its origins in ancient Judea, through centuries of Christian condemnation and Jewish defense, to its current role in American culture and ... More


Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World

Jacalyn Duffin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336504
eISBN:
9780199868612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336504.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines the nature of miracles in four centuries of records on the canonization of saints held in the Vatican Secret Archives and Library. The history of the canonization process is ... More


The Doctors: Medical Knowledge in the Canonization Process

Jacalyn Duffin

in Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336504
eISBN:
9780199868612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336504.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The canonization process always sought the input of doctors wielding the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Over time, the average number of physicians involved steadily increased. ... More


One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Jill Quadagno

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Every industrial nation in the world guarantees its citizens access to essential health care services—every country, that is, except the United States. In fact, one in eight Americans—43 million ... More


Of Doctors and Hospitals: Setting the Analytical Framework for Managing and Regulating the Relationship

James F. Blumstein

in The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390131
eISBN:
9780199775934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390131.003.007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers the integration of (i) physician services and (ii) the institutional and economic interests of hospitals. These issues provide a vehicle for addressing the institutional ... More


The Commercial Transformation: The United States, 1950–1980

Marc A. Rodwin

in Conflicts of Interest and the Future of Medicine: The United States, France, and Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755486
eISBN:
9780199894918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755486.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the changes in organized medicine, the market, and state policy between 1950 and 1980 which commercialized the American medical economy. The American Medical Association (AMA) ... More


Rx: Volunteer: A Prescription for Healthy Aging

Adam S. Hirschfelder and Sabrina L. Reilly

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter outlines one potentially useful yet, to date, virtually unexamined practical public health application of the research on the health benefits of volunteerism — the involvement of primary ... More


Introduction To Part III

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

in American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Part III of this book explores the narrative strategies that are used by academic oncologists to join two different worlds in clinical work with patients. It examines another facet of the puzzle of ... More


Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920–1945

Vanessa Northington Gamble

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078893
eISBN:
9780199853762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078893.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines an important event that displays an intersection of African-American history and American medical history—the black hospital movement. Black physicians associated with the two ... More


Introduction to Part II

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

in American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Curricular innovation is ubiquitous in American medical education, reflecting in part dynamic transformations in biomedical knowledge and techniques and in part the political economy of how that ... More


Powers of Self-healing: Self-evident?

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0027
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Both the Chinese and the Greeks knew that a certain proportion of human illness sometimes takes a turn for the better without any human therapeutic influence but only the Greeks discerned what they ... More


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