Bioethics and Society: Constructing the Ethical Enterprise

Bioethics and Society: Constructing the Ethical Enterprise

ISBN: 9780135312520
Publisher: Prentice Hall College Div
Publication Date: 1998-01
Number of pages: 276
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For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Medical Sociology, Sociology of Health, Medical Ethics, Bioethics. This reader features essays by leading medical sociologists/anthropologists and medical ethicists who consider the full range of cultural, economic, and social dimensions of bioethics This is the first text to view the field of bioethics from a sociological viewpoint - exploring how and why bioethics came to be a player in American medicine. Cutting-edge in perspective, it provides a firsthand look at how a new discipline and its practitioners emerge, and provides a model for applying sociology to a field of medicine. The book is useful to students of medical sociology and medical ethics.

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