The Patient in the Family: An Ethics of Medicine and Families

New York: Routledge. Edited by James Lindemann Nelson (1995)
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The Patient in the Family diagnoses the ways in which the worlds of home and hospital misunderstand each other. The authors explore how medicine, through its new reproductive technologies, is altering the stucture of families, how families can participate more fully in medical decision-making, and how to understand the impact on families of medical advances to extend life but not vitality



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Jamie Nelson
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