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Debates Over Medical Authority

New Challenges in Biomedical Experimentation. v.2. Emerging Issues in Biomedical Policy

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York, United States
Published: 17th Mar 1993
Dimensions: w 158mm h 237mm d 26mm
Weight: 510g
ISBN-10: 0231080166
ISBN-13: 9780231080163
Barcode No: 9780231080163
Synopsis
This series of annual volumes on biomedical policy identifies cutting-edge issues that arise from a rapidly growing array of new technologies. Volume II focuses on two substantive areas beset by novel power conflicts: decisions involving end-of-life technologies - physicians, patients, and public officials locked in new battles over whether and when life-extending technologies should be begun or ended, and rules governing medical experimentation - researchers, government officials, and patients vying to determine who will receive experimental medical treatment and what procedures should be instituted to protect the recipients.

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