The Ethics of Suicide by Margaret Pabst Battin

The Ethics of Suicide
  • Title : The Ethics of Suicide
  • Author : Margaret Pabst Battin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0195135997
  • Pages : 800
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Is suicide wrong, profoundly morally wrong? Almost always wrong, but excusable in a few cases? Sometimes morally permissible? Imprudent, but not wrong? Is it sick, a matter of mental illness? Is it a private matter or a largely social one? Could it sometimes be right, or a "noble duty," or even a fundamental human right? Whether it is called "suicide" or not, what role may a person play in the end of his or her own life? This collection of primary sources--the principal texts of ethical interest from major writers in western and nonwestern cultures, from the principal religious traditions, and from oral cultures where observer reports of traditional practices are available, spanning Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, the Arctic, and North and South America--facilitates exploration of many controversial practical issues: physician-assisted suicide or aid-in-dying; suicide in social or political protest; self-sacrifice and martyrdom; suicides of honor or loyalty; religious and ritual practices that lead to death, including sati or widow-burning, hara-kiri, and sallekhana, or fasting unto death; and suicide bombings, kamikaze missions, jihad, and other tactical and military suicides. This collection has no interest in taking sides in controversies about the ethics of suicide; rather, rather, it serves to expand the character of these debates, by showing them to be multi-dimensional, a complex and vital part of human ethical thought.


Suicide Century by Andrew Bennett

Suicide Century
  • Title : Suicide Century
  • Author : Andrew Bennett
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 110841804X
  • Pages : N.A
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Suicide Century investigates suicide as an increasingly 'normalised' but still deeply traumatic and profoundly baffling act in twentieth-century writing.


Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics by Raymond J. Devettere

Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics
  • Title : Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics
  • Author : Raymond J. Devettere
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN Code : 162616276X
  • Pages : 680
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  • Language : English
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This is a new edition of a classic textbook in health care ethics, one that offers an alternative to the principle-based approach from Beauchamp and Childress (Principles of Biomedical Ethics, now in its seventh edition from OUP) and traditional Catholic approaches of Ashley and O'Rourke. In the early chapters Devettere spells out the meaning of ethics and the importance of prudential reasoning in seeking the good life. The rest of the book deals with issues and cases, including determinations of life and death, reproduction and research and genetics, and the distribution of health care. In this fourth edition Devettere updates all chapters and adds new cases and new sections on the following: neuroscience, social psychology, overriding advance directives, studies on the fetus, the palliative care movement, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pharmacists and reproductive issues, prenatal life and abortion, neonatal testing and mandatory vaccinations, the US governments' STD research in Guatemala, the emergence of biobanks, facial transplantations, genetic testing, legal issues around the Affordable Care Act, and more. This is an accessible and comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of the field.


Phenomenology of Suicide by Maurizio Pompili

Phenomenology of Suicide
  • Title : Phenomenology of Suicide
  • Author : Maurizio Pompili
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319479768
  • Pages : 217
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  • Language : English
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This book will help the reader to understand the suicidal mind from a phenomenological point of view, shedding light on the feelings of suicidal individuals and also those of clinicians. In accordance with the importance that the phenomenological approach attaches to subjectivity and sense of self as the starting points for knowledge, emphasis is placed on the need for the clinician to focus on the subjective experiences of the at-risk individual, to set aside prior assumptions, judgments, or interpretations, and to identify ways of bridging gaps in communication associated with negative emotions. The vital importance of empathy is stressed, drawing attention to the insights offered by neuroimaging studies and the role of mirror neurons in social cognition. It is widely acknowledged that when a clinician meets a person who wants to die by suicide, the clinician does not fully understand what is going on inside the mind of that individual. This book recognizes that any approach to suicide prevention must promote understanding of suicidal thoughts and feelings. The awareness that it fosters and the innovative perspectives that it presents will appeal to a wide readership.


Human Life and Health Care Ethics by James Bopp

Human Life and Health Care Ethics
  • Title : Human Life and Health Care Ethics
  • Author : James Bopp
  • Publisher : Univ Publications of Amer
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Ending Life by Margaret Pabst Battin

Ending Life
  • Title : Ending Life
  • Author : Margaret Pabst Battin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780195349870
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Margaret Pabst Battin has established a reputation as one of the top philosophers working in bioethics today. This work is a sequel to Battin's 1994 volume The Least Worst Death. The last ten years have seen fast-moving developments in end-of-life issues, from the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands to furor over proposed restrictions of scheduled drugs used for causing death, and the development of "NuTech" methods of assistance in dying. Battin's new collection covers a remarkably wide range of end-of-life topics, including suicide prevention, AIDS, suicide bombing, serpent-handling and other religious practices that pose a risk of death, genetic prognostication, suicide in old age, global justice and the "duty to die," and suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia, in both American and international contexts. As with the earlier volume, these new essays are theoretically adroit but draw richly from historical sources, fictional techniques, and ample factual material.


Medical Ethics in the Ancient World by Paul J. Carrick

Medical Ethics in the Ancient World
  • Title : Medical Ethics in the Ancient World
  • Author : Paul J. Carrick
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781589018617
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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In this book Paul Carrick charts the ancient Greek and Roman foundations of Western medical ethics. Surveying 1500 years of pre-Christian medical moral history, Carrick applies insights from ancient medical ethics to developments in contemporary medicine such as advance directives, gene therapy, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, and surrogate motherhood. He discusses such timeless issues as the social status of the physician; attitudes toward dying and death; and the relationship of medicine to philosophy, religion, and popular morality. Opinions of a wide range of ancient thinkers are consulted, including physicians, poets, philosophers, and patients. He also explores the puzzling question of Hippocrates' identity, analyzing not only the Hippocratic Oath but also the Father of Medicine's lesser-known works. Complete with chapter discussion questions, illustrations, a map, and appendices of ethical codes, Medical Ethics in the Ancient World will be useful in courses on the medical humanities, ancient philosophy, bioethics, comparative cultures, and the history of medicine. Accessible to both professionals and to those with little background in medical philosophy or ancient science, Carrick's book demonstrates that in the ancient world, as in our own postmodern age, physicians, philosophers, and patients embraced a diverse array of perspectives on the most fundamental questions of life and death.


Abnormal Man, Being Essays on Education and Crime and Related Subjects by Arthur MacDonald

Abnormal Man, Being Essays on Education and Crime and Related Subjects
  • Title : Abnormal Man, Being Essays on Education and Crime and Related Subjects
  • Author : Arthur MacDonald
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 445
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  • Language : English
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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion by Albert John Walford,Marilyn Mullay,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion
  • Title : Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion
  • Author : Albert John Walford,Marilyn Mullay,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association
  • Publisher : London : Library Association Publishing
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 1147
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  • Language : English
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This new edition of Volume II (last published in 1994) has been extensively expanded and revised in all areas. Fully updated, the new edition includes major changes and covers a span of topics from archaeology through medieval history to statistics. It includes philosophy, psychology, religion, social sciences, geography, biology and history. All areas have been completely updated with additional material in economics, business and management.


The American Journal of Psychiatry by N.A

The American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Title : The American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by N.A

Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
  • Title : Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
  • Author : N.A
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Held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge.


America, History and Life by N.A

America, History and Life
  • Title : America, History and Life
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Summary:

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.


Medical Humanities Review by N.A

Medical Humanities Review
  • Title : Medical Humanities Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Bibliography of Bioethics by LeRoy Walters

Bibliography of Bioethics
  • Title : Bibliography of Bioethics
  • Author : LeRoy Walters
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Bibliography of works which discuss the ethical aspects of: physician patient relationship, health care, contraception, abortion, population, reproductive technologies, genetic intervention, mental health therapies, human experimentation, artificial and transplated organs are tissues, death and dying, and international dimensions of biology and medicine.


Books for College Libraries: Psychology, science, technology, bibliography by Association of College and Research Libraries

Books for College Libraries: Psychology, science, technology, bibliography
  • Title : Books for College Libraries: Psychology, science, technology, bibliography
  • Author : Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Publisher : Chicago : American Library Association
  • ISBN Code : 9780838933589
  • Pages : 422
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The third edition lists 50,000 titles that form the foundation of an undergraduate library's collection.


The University of Virginia Record by University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Record
  • Title : The University of Virginia Record
  • Author : University of Virginia
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  • Pages : N.A
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Dissertation Abstracts International by N.A

Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Title : Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Choice by N.A

Choice
  • Title : Choice
  • Author : N.A
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Vacco V. Quill (1997) by Dennis C. Vacco

Vacco V. Quill (1997)
  • Title : Vacco V. Quill (1997)
  • Author : Dennis C. Vacco
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Criminal Law Series by N.A

Criminal Law Series
  • Title : Criminal Law Series
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Petitions and briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.


Book Review Digest by N.A

Book Review Digest
  • Title : Book Review Digest
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Writing Argumentative Essays by Nancy V. Wood

Writing Argumentative Essays
  • Title : Writing Argumentative Essays
  • Author : Nancy V. Wood
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 430
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This argumentative rhetoric covers the many forms of argument, includes illustrations, and concludes with coverage of the research process, it does not include the reader/casebook from its parent text, Perspectives on Argument, 2/e.


Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional by Rita Sommers-Flanagan,John Sommers-Flanagan

Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional
  • Title : Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional
  • Author : Rita Sommers-Flanagan,John Sommers-Flanagan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 394
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  • Language : English
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Accompanying DVD-ROM contains ... "live and interactive perspectives on ethical considerations in professional helping. Video clips include a group discussion with the authors about moral philosophy, a conversation with a Buddhist monk, a conversation with an Islamic scholar, and a conversation with a Latina counselor. Hot links to ACA and APA ethics codes are also provided on the DVD so that you can easily access these important codes over time."--Page 394.


Museum Africum by N.A

Museum Africum
  • Title : Museum Africum
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Journal of Hellenic Studies by N.A

The Journal of Hellenic Studies
  • Title : The Journal of Hellenic Studies
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Summary:

Vols. 1-8, 1880-87, plates published separately and numbered I-LXXXIII.


The Catholic Dimensions of Legal Study by N.A

The Catholic Dimensions of Legal Study
  • Title : The Catholic Dimensions of Legal Study
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 115
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  • Language : English
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Historical Abstracts by N.A

Historical Abstracts
  • Title : Historical Abstracts
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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New Outlook by Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton

New Outlook
  • Title : New Outlook
  • Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton
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New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009 by Robert L. Fastiggi

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009
  • Title : New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009
  • Author : Robert L. Fastiggi
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • ISBN Code : 9781414475271
  • Pages : 948
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

This Supplement 2009 not only provides new updates and articles on general Catholic topics, but also focuses on the theme: the Church and Science, to ensure that Catholic contributions and perspectives related to this field are thoroughly covered. (Adapted from Foreword, p. XI).


Sociological Abstracts by Leo P. Chall

Sociological Abstracts
  • Title : Sociological Abstracts
  • Author : Leo P. Chall
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Summary:

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.


The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge by Albert Hauck,Samuel Macauley Jackson,Charles Colebrook Sherman,George William Gilmore

The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge
  • Title : The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge
  • Author : Albert Hauck,Samuel Macauley Jackson,Charles Colebrook Sherman,George William Gilmore
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  • Pages : N.A
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Personalist Morals by Franz Böckle

Personalist Morals
  • Title : Personalist Morals
  • Author : Franz Böckle
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 344
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion by Marilyn Mullay,Anthony Chalcraft,Raymond John Prytherch,Stephen Willis

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion
  • Title : Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion
  • Author : Marilyn Mullay,Anthony Chalcraft,Raymond John Prytherch,Stephen Willis
  • Publisher : London : Library Association
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 942
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  • Language : English
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Birth and Death by Paul D. Simmons

Birth and Death
  • Title : Birth and Death
  • Author : Paul D. Simmons
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 270
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Examines medical issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, and genetic engineering, in the light of the teachings of the Bible


Contact by N.A

Contact
  • Title : Contact
  • Author : N.A
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Reducing Suicide by Institute of Medicine,Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health,Committee on Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide

Reducing Suicide
  • Title : Reducing Suicide
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health,Committee on Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309169431
  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Every year, about 30,000 people die by suicide in the U.S., and some 650,000 receive emergency treatment after a suicide attempt. Often, those most at risk are the least able to access professional help. Reducing Suicide provides a blueprint for addressing this tragic and costly problem: how we can build an appropriate infrastructure, conduct needed research, and improve our ability to recognize suicide risk and effectively intervene. Rich in data, the book also strikes an intensely personal chord, featuring compelling quotes about people’s experience with suicide. The book explores the factors that raise a person’s risk of suicide: psychological and biological factors including substance abuse, the link between childhood trauma and later suicide, and the impact of family life, economic status, religion, and other social and cultural conditions. The authors review the effectiveness of existing interventions, including mental health practitioners’ ability to assess suicide risk among patients. They present lessons learned from the Air Force suicide prevention program and other prevention initiatives. And they identify barriers to effective research and treatment. This new volume will be of special interest to policy makers, administrators, researchers, practitioners, and journalists working in the field of mental health.


Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University by William Clark

Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University
  • Title : Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University
  • Author : William Clark
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226109237
  • Pages : 576
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  • Language : English
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Tracing the transformation of early modern academics into modern researchers from the Renaissance to Romanticism, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University uses the history of the university and reframes the "Protestant Ethic" to reconsider the conditions of knowledge production in the modern world. William Clark argues that the research university—which originated in German Protestant lands and spread globally in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—developed in response to market forces and bureaucracy, producing a new kind of academic whose goal was to establish originality and achieve fame through publication. With an astonishing wealth of research, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University investigates the origins and evolving fixtures of academic life: the lecture catalogue, the library catalog, the grading system, the conduct of oral and written exams, the roles of conversation and the writing of research papers in seminars, the writing and oral defense of the doctoral dissertation, the ethos of "lecturing with applause" and "publish or perish," and the role of reviews and rumor. This is a grand, ambitious book that should be required reading for every academic.


Sociology by Stephen H. Aby

Sociology
  • Title : Sociology
  • Author : Stephen H. Aby
  • Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 227
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  • Language : English
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Approximately 550 of the major reference sources in sociology, its subdisciplines, and some related disciplines are identified and described in this new edition of Aby's critically acclaimed book. Emphasis is on works in English published in the last decade-indexes, bibliographies, handbooks, databases, World Wide Web sites, dictionaries, and other print and electronic reference and information sources-but some classic sources in other languages or that precede this period are included. Virtually all sources in the book have been thoroughly examined and described by the compiler. The addition of approximately 250 new titles and electronic sources, as well as updates and the inclusion of new editions of previously cited titles, makes this a substantial revision of and complement to the first edition. A valuable resource for librarians, faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students, this book will also be useful to researchers.


Assessing Genetic Risks by Institute of Medicine,Committee on Assessing Genetic Risks

Assessing Genetic Risks
  • Title : Assessing Genetic Risks
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Assessing Genetic Risks
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309047986
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Raising hopes for disease treatment and prevention, but also the specter of discrimination and "designer genes," genetic testing is potentially one of the most socially explosive developments of our time. This book presents a current assessment of this rapidly evolving field, offering principles for actions and research and recommendations on key issues in genetic testing and screening. Advantages of early genetic knowledge are balanced with issues associated with such knowledge: availability of treatment, privacy and discrimination, personal decisionmaking, public health objectives, cost, and more. Among the important issues covered: Quality control in genetic testing. Appropriate roles for public agencies, private health practitioners, and laboratories. Value-neutral education and counseling for persons considering testing. Use of test results in insurance, employment, and other settings.


Current Index to Journals in Education by N.A

Current Index to Journals in Education
  • Title : Current Index to Journals in Education
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Language : English
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Serves as an index to Eric reports [microform].