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Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health Hardcover – March 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0195391732 ISBN-10: 019539173X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019539173X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195391732
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.3 x 6.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,882,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In short, Worst Case Bioethics offers a valuable consideration of how public health policy is sometimes shaped by fear in a counterproductive manner. The book is well written, well reasoned, and persuasive. I recommend it highly to all who are interested in bioethics, public health policy, or national security policy. Science Annas persuasively argues in Worst Case Bioethics that basing policy on extreme nightmare possibilities leads to a distortion of fundamental ethical principles and legal protections. Lancet Most readers interested in these topics will find this a creative and insightful rubric for examining different aspects of U.S. healthcare and law. Dr R MacDougall, Saint Louis University

About the Author


George Annas is William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health. He is also Professor in the Boston University schools of Medicine and Law. He is the co-founder of Global Lawyers and Physicians, a transnational group that promotes human rights and health. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a member of the National Academies' Human Rights Committee.

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