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The Resource Ordinary medicine : extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line, Sharon R. Kaufman

Ordinary medicine : extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line, Sharon R. Kaufman

Label
Ordinary medicine : extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line
Title
Ordinary medicine
Title remainder
extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line
Statement of responsibility
Sharon R. Kaufman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most of us want and expect medicine's miracles to extend our lives. In today's aging society, however, the line between life-giving therapies and too much treatment is hard to see -- it's being obscured by a perfect storm created by the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, along with insurance companies. In Ordinary Medicine, Sharon R. Kaufman investigates what drives that storm's "more is better" approach to medicine: a nearly invisible chain of social, economic, and bureaucratic forces that has made once-extraordinary treatments seem ordinary, necessary, and desirable. Since 2002, Kaufman has listened to hundreds of older patients, their physicians, and family members express their hopes, fears, and reasoning as they faced the line between enough and too much intervention. Their stories anchor Ordinary Medicine. Today's medicine, Kaufman contends, shapes nearly every American's experience of growing older, and ultimately medicine is undermining its own ability to function as a social good
Member of
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Sharon R
Dewey number
362.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
K385 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 F-594
  • W 84.1
Series statement
Critical global health
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical care
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Longevity
  • Health Services
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Longevity
  • Attitude to Health
  • Standard of Care
  • Age Factors
  • United States
  • Longevity
  • Medical care
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Medical ethics
  • United States
  • Lebensverlängerung
  • Medizinische Versorgung
  • Sterben
  • USA
  • Hälsovård
  • Medicinsk etik
  • Förenta staterna
Label
Ordinary medicine : extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line, Sharon R. Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diagnosing Twenty-First-Century health care -- The quandary and unexamined ordinariness of Twenty-First-Century medicine -- Ordinary medicine in our aging society: the dilemma of longevity -- The chain of health care drivers -- The medical-industrial complex I: evidence-based medicine, the biomedical -- Economy, and the ascendance of clinical trials -- The medical-industrial complex II: access, industry, and the clinical trials -- Phenomenon -- "Reimbursement is critical for everything": medicare and the ethics of managing life -- Medicine's changing means and ends -- Standard and necessary treatments: the changing means and ends of technology -- Family matters: kidneys and new forms of care -- Influencing the character of the future: prognosis, risk, and time left -- For whose benefit? Our shared quandary -- Toward a new social contract?
Control code
ocn885231632
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780822359029
Lccn
2014043465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99963217506
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822358886
  • (OCoLC)885231632
Label
Ordinary medicine : extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line, Sharon R. Kaufman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diagnosing Twenty-First-Century health care -- The quandary and unexamined ordinariness of Twenty-First-Century medicine -- Ordinary medicine in our aging society: the dilemma of longevity -- The chain of health care drivers -- The medical-industrial complex I: evidence-based medicine, the biomedical -- Economy, and the ascendance of clinical trials -- The medical-industrial complex II: access, industry, and the clinical trials -- Phenomenon -- "Reimbursement is critical for everything": medicare and the ethics of managing life -- Medicine's changing means and ends -- Standard and necessary treatments: the changing means and ends of technology -- Family matters: kidneys and new forms of care -- Influencing the character of the future: prognosis, risk, and time left -- For whose benefit? Our shared quandary -- Toward a new social contract?
Control code
ocn885231632
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780822359029
Lccn
2014043465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99963217506
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822358886
  • (OCoLC)885231632

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