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The Resource Bioethics : catastrophic events in a time of terror, Howard B. Radest

Bioethics : catastrophic events in a time of terror, Howard B. Radest

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Bioethics : catastrophic events in a time of terror
Title
Bioethics
Title remainder
catastrophic events in a time of terror
Statement of responsibility
Howard B. Radest
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fire, flood, earthquake, famine, pestilence, and warfare are no strangers to our experience. Once, we sought to placate the gods who brought these evils upon us. Today, clinicians, engineers, and politicians replace priests, prophets, seers, and shamans, and we - Americans in particular - think to impose our will upon the world. In times of catastrophe, issues of good and evil surrender to rapid, nearly automatic, operational response. Yet the catastrophic event poses unavoidable moral choices, ones that are more politically and emotionally complex since 9/11 and our "War on Terrorism."" "This book benefits from the emergence of bioethics as it has evolved from its clinical roots to address policy, politics, and social practice far removed from that origin. At the same time, the clinical focus on narratives and cases provides a tangible center for ethical reflection. It reminds us that ethics is about persons and their choices, a perspective often lost to abstraction when ethics is left to the ministrations of academe. By treating the catastrophic event as both a category and a genre, Bioethics connects to aesthetics and so enables us to enrich ethical inquiry by ranging from pandemic, hurricane, and flood to terrorist attack."--Jacket
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1928-2014
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Radest, Howard B.
Dewey number
174/.957
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Disaster medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Bioethics
Label
Bioethics : catastrophic events in a time of terror, Howard B. Radest
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The many faces of terror -- Ethics, thick and thin -- The law -- Katrina : rehearsal for terrorism -- The case of Dr. Pou -- SARS -- It hasn't happened-- yet! -- The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime -- Sword of Damocles? -- Conclusions and confusions
Control code
ocn435639208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 174 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739135297
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435639208
Label
Bioethics : catastrophic events in a time of terror, Howard B. Radest
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The many faces of terror -- Ethics, thick and thin -- The law -- Katrina : rehearsal for terrorism -- The case of Dr. Pou -- SARS -- It hasn't happened-- yet! -- The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime -- Sword of Damocles? -- Conclusions and confusions
Control code
ocn435639208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 174 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739135297
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435639208

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