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Is Medicine Still Good for Us?: A primer for the 21st century

Is Medicine Still Good for Us?:  A primer for the 21st century
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Is Medicine Still Good for Us?: A primer for the 21st century
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  • ISBN: 9780500294581
62,40 Lei
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A lucid analysis of the debate surrounding the escalating costs, both financial and ethical, of medicine in the modern world

The sophistication of modern medicine is an exceptional feat in which many of us benefit from unprecedented levels of care. Yet medical progress comes at a price: resistance to antibiotics, ever-mutating superbugs and the unintended yet devastating consequences of prescribing opiates are all part of today’s medical landscape. Is the natural human experience being over ‘medicalized’ as we seek pharmaceutical remedies for every kind of suffering? Are its astronomical costs furthering global inequality? Where has modern medicine failed us and how does it need to change? This incisive and provocatively illustrated volume interrogates the economics and ethics of modern practices and the impact they have on all our lives.

Table of Contents

Introduction • 1. The Development of Medicine • 2. How Effective is Medicine? • 3. The Medicalization of Living and Dying • 4. Is Medicine Harmful and Unjust? • Conclusion
Detalii
Autor SHEATHER, Julian
An apariţie 2019
Editura Thames & Hudson
Nr pagini 144
Dimensiuni 22.9 x 15.2 cm
Format Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: julian sheather