Drawing the Line

Drawing the Line : Life, Death and Ethical Choices in an American Hospital

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Philosopher Samuel Gorovitz spent seven weeks at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital observing life at one of the nation's premier teaching hospitals. In Drawing the Line, Gorovitz provides an intense, disturbing, and insightful account of his observations during those seven weeks. He examines the ethical questions that permeate hospital life: who should be making life and death decisions - and how should they be made? How should scarce medical resources be allocated? What rulesshould govern the use of foetal tissue in research and treatment? Where should we draw the line, and how?show more

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  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195044282
  • 9780195044287

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'I could not say that it is a duty of everyone to read this book, but they will miss a considerable pleasure if they do not. In particular, it is the sort of book that any health care student would find illuminating to read before venturing onto the wards.'Bulletin of Medical Ethicsshow more

About Samuel Gorovitz

About the Author: Samuel Gorovitz is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University.show more

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