URAM MONOGRAPH No. 3: PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES IN MEDICINE AND HEALTH - Paperback

URAM MONOGRAPH No. 3: PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES IN MEDICINE AND HEALTH - Paperback

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URAM MONOGRAPH No. 3: PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES IN MEDICINE AND HEALTH
PAPERBACK: $35:00    ISBN: 978-1-4426-2887-8

In this volume noted experts from the health fields and humanities come to grips with the latest medical developments to glimpse their implications for healthy living and meaningful human existence. The techniques explored go beyond pure science to include narrative, poetry, and philosophical exploration of literature. For the reader accustomed to traditional medical writing and portrayals, the notion of medical literature will be expanded, and for the reader ensconced in medical ethics and history, expect deep philosophical exploration. This collection, intended to break out of the classical mold into a more introspective, philosophical way of thinking, is horizon-shifting for both professionals and lay readers.

THE WORK IS
– a look at life itself
– the role of genes in cancer genesis and suppression, the balance between cell death and cell preservation, the physical pathways behind the body’s restorative capacities – and new disciplines searching for meaning behind mechanism;
– an examination of breaking and future medical technologies
– genetic testing, human cloning, personalized medicine through pharmacogenomics
– prompting concerted ethical and philosophical discussion, from the framing of the goals of medicine and the interpretation of medical interventions to the optimization of human life;
– a consideration within the historic and contemporary contexts of how the physician is to be viewed
– as a deistic visage (Balzac’s image of the sacred hero-doctor), a scientist, or a humanitarian figure;
– an exploration in the current medical / public health era, facing caregivers and consumers with global pandemics and the possibility of prolonged life as well as early termination of life, with the prospect of a more human connection between caregiver and patient, one foreshadowed by the philosophical schools of phenomenology and existentialism; A next-steps volume complementing current work in philosophy of biology and medical / public health / nursing ethics relating to modern technologies. As a textbook and lay reader to provide studies and narratives in philosophy, ethics, history, and literature as they relate to the latest developments in the health fields.

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