5th Edition

Where Medicine Fails

Edited By Carolyn L. Wiener, Anselm L. Srauss Copyright 1997
    414 Pages
    by Routledge

    408 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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


    Carolyn L. Wiener, Anselm L. Srauss