The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies (Paperback)
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The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 09/06/2011
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Film and literature have long been mined for interesting examples and case studies in order to teach biomedical ethics to students. This volume presents a collection of about 80 very brief, accessible essays written by international experts from medicine, social sciences, and the humanities, all of whom have experience using film in their teaching of medical ethics. Each essay focuses on a single scene and the ethical issues it raises, and the volume editors have provided strict guidelines for what each essay must do, while also allowing for some creative freedom. While some of the films are obvious candidates with medical themes - "Million Dollar Baby", "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" - some are novel choices, such as "Pan's Labyrinth" or "As Good as it Gets". The book will contain several general introductory chapters to major sections, and a complete filmography and cross-index at the end of the book where readers can look up individual films or ethical issues.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199735365
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 722 g
Dimensions: 233 x 159 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

."..this volume would be a valuable reference for anyone teaching or presenting a topic that might include an issue in medical ethics. Summing up: highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above." -- C.D. Kay, Wofford College, CHOICE


"The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies is an over-500-page masterpiece...In summary, I could not be more enthusiastic about this volume. Any professional
interested in medical ethics will find a current and comprehensive review of the entire field
in the essays. And anyone teaching an ethics class to caregivers will find this volume to be a
wonderful core text for use in the classroom." -- John Edward Ruark, MD, FACP, PsychCRITIQUES


"This book is explicitly intended for teaching bioethics. It will be most useful for those just embarking on teaching medical students and physicians in training." -- Susan E. Lederer, Bulletin of the History of Medicine




..".this volume would be a valuable reference for anyone teaching or presenting a topic that might include an issue in medical ethics. Summing up: highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above." -- C.D. Kay, Wofford College, CHOICE


"The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies is an over-500-page masterpiece...In summary, I could not be more enthusiastic about this volume. Any professional
interested in medical ethics will find a current and comprehensive review of the entire field
in the essays. And anyone teaching an ethics class to caregivers will find this volume to be a
wonderful core text for use in the classroom." -- John Edward Ruark, MD, FACP, PsychCRITIQUES


"This book is explicitly intended for teaching bioethics. It will be most useful for those just embarking on teaching medical students and physicians in training." -- Susan E. Lederer, Bulletin of the History of Medicine




..".this volume would be a valuable reference for anyone teaching or presenting a topic that might include an issue in medical ethics. Summing up: highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above." -- C.D. Kay, Wofford College, CHOICE


"The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies is an over-500-page masterpiece...In summary, I could not be more enthusiastic about this volume. Any professional
interested in medical ethics will find a current and comprehensive review of the entire field
in the essays. And anyone teaching an ethics class to caregivers will find this volume to be a
wonderful core text for use in the classroom." -- John Edward Ruark, MD, FACP, PsychCRITIQUES


"This book is explicitly intended for teaching bioethics. It will be most useful for those just embarking on teaching medical students and physicians in training." -- Susan E. Lederer, Bulletin of the History of Medicine


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