A chief aim of this resource is to rekindle interest in seeing health care not solely as a set of practices so problematic as to require ethical analysis by philosophers and other scholars, but as a field whose scrutiny is richly rewarding for the traditional concerns of philosophy.
James Lindemann Nelson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Hilde Lindemann Nelson is Director of the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is editor of Feminism and Families (Routledge 1997). They are the authors of The Patient in the Family (Routledge 1995) and Alzheimer's: Answers to Hard Questions for Families (1996).
"Two distinctive and welcome voices in bioethics are once again performing as a duet. James Nelson and Hilde Nelson's new volume, Meaning and Medicine, will appeal especially to readers and teachers who hunger for a creative integration of the old and the new in bioethics. This volume brings together many fine and familiar standards from the bioethics literature with some striking new voices and new themes. Add to these pieces the Nelsons' interpretive essays, and you have a fine new contribution to bioethics, as well as a strong candidate text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in bioethics
." -- Thomas H. Murray, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine