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5th Edition

Where Medicine Fails

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ISBN 9781560008699
Published July 31, 1996 by Routledge
414 Pages

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Book Description

This fifth edition of Where Medicine Fails, like previous editions, argues for a broader definition of society's responsibilities to the ill than is commonly perceived to be the case. The authors examine the moral and economic implications of medical technology, especially in regard to fetal tissue transplant, cancer survival, childbirth, and dying, and provide a thoughtful assessment of the issues and challenges facing American hospitals. Seventeen chapters are new to this edition. The aim of this volume is to encourage serious examination of the current structure of health services and of the complicated facets of health care reform.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Fifth Edition
Carolyn L. Wiener
Part I: Economics vs. Moral Issues Chronic Illness
Anselm L. Strauss
What Price Chronic Illness?
Carolyn L. Wiener, Shizuko Fagerhaugh,
Anselm L. Strauss, and Barbara Suczek
The Price of Survival for Cancer Victims
Morton Bard
AIDS and Health Care Deficiencies
Anselm L. Strauss, Shizuko Fagerhaugh,
Barbara Suczek, and Carolyn L. Wiener
Planning to Die
Jeanne Guillemin
Moral Dilemmas
Elizabeth W. Markson
Turf Battles on Medicine Avenue
Mark G. Field
Regulating Commerce in Fetal Tissue
Emanuel D. Thorne
The Health of Haight-Ashbury
David E. Smith, John Luce, and Ernest Dernburg
Part II: Compound Fracture: The American Hospital
Past Is Prologue
Rosemary Stevens
The Business of Childbirth
Jeanne Guillemin and Lynda Lytle Holmstrom
Silent Knife: Cesarean Section in the United States
Nancy Wainer Cohen and Lois J. Estner
Hospital Care for Profit
Geraldine Dallek
Public Prospects
Robert G. Hughes and Philip R. Lee
Opiate of the Managers
Alan Sager
Upheaval and Adaptation
Ross M. Mullner, Odin W. Anderson,
and Ronald M. Andersen
Discharge Planning: No Deposit, No Return
Martin Hochbaum and Florence Galkin
Part III: Health Policy and Reform
Medical Ghettos 263
Anselm L. Strauss
A Century of Health Reform
Eli Ginzberg
Health Care for the Homeless
Drew Altman, Ellen L. Bassuk, William R. Breakey,
A. Alan Fischer, Charles R. Halpern, Gloria Smith,
Louisa Stark, Nathan Stark, Bruce C. Vladeck, Phyllis Wolfe
Health Policy for the Elderly
Steven P. Wallace and Carroll L. Estes
The Piper's Tune
Caroline Poplin
The All-Frills Yuppie Health Care Boutique
Emily Friedman
The Pitfalls of "Fetal Protection"
David L. Kirp
Chemicals and Cancerphobia
Elizabeth M. Whelan
Reducing Environmental Risks
Robert H. Harris, Robert B. Nicholas, and Paul Milvy
Cancer and Corporations
Robert Crawford

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