Who Says You’re Dead? brings the most challenging and unsettling ethics controversies from contemporary science and medicine to the proverbial water cooler. Drawing upon the author’s two decades teaching medical ethics at America’s top universities and medical schools, and his work as a practicing psychiatrist, this innovative book asks readers when faced with complex unsettling scenarios, readers, What would you do? Some cases are pulled from today’s headlines, others loosely based on cases reported in professional journals. A few painstakingly disguised come from the author’s own clinical encounters. Every scenario is followed by a brief reflection of how various modern thought leaders (ethicists philosophers, courts, political commentators, research scientists, and medical professionals) have addressed the underlying issues. In a society in which much of the public views many hot button ethical issues in stark black and white terms, the scenarios in Who Says You’re Dead? are designed to defy easy answers and to stimulate thought. It’s impossible to read just one.
Who Says You’re Dead: A Book of Medical Dilemmas for the Curious and Concerned
- From the Publisher
January 1, 2013
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