Where Science and Ethics Meet: Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology

Where Science and Ethics Meet: Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology

Through engaging case studies and clear explanations of the underlying science, this book makes the social impacts and ethical consequences of recent advances in biomedicine understandable for general readers. • Provides clear, easily understandable information for nonspecialist readers with sufficient detail to enable an understanding of the science behind the discoveries and the range of ethical problems they generate • Presents a dynamic mix of present or near-future case studies (fictional), scientific explanations, and discussions of ethics • Addresses topics that are frequently in the media, such as cloning, organ transplantation, and genetic modification, and clarifies concepts that people have heard about but may not fully understand • Summarizes arguments in favor and against to allow readers to form their own opinions on important ethical debates

Medicine, Religion, and Health

Where Science and Spirituality Meet

Medicine, Religion, and Health

Terms of the debate -- Medicine in the twenty-first century -- From mind to body -- Religion and health -- Mental health -- The immune and endocrine systems -- The cardiovascular system -- Diseases related to stress and behavior -- Longevity -- Physical disability -- Clinical applications -- Final thoughts.

When Law and Medicine Meet: A Cultural View

When Law and Medicine Meet: A Cultural View

What happens when two systems, law and medicine, are joined in the arena of the court? This work deals with the structure and the premises of two diverse discourse models; the approach is anthropological. Several chapters are preponderantly based on legal research, addressing cases requiring testimony by expert witnesses on recent technologies used in the laboratories of medical scientists. Descriptions of other societies and cultures consider the identical problems of rights, privileges, and duties, and provide perspectives to cultural self-knowledge. This volume can be used as a text for courses taught in medical schools and law schools. It will be of particular interest to students taking courses in health science, public health, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, psychology, sociology, public justice, behavioral sciences, forensic psychiatry, legal anthropology, social welfare, as well as courses on research models.

Life and Death Under High Technology Medicine

Life and Death Under High Technology Medicine

The proceedings of a colloquium at Brunel, the University of West London, at which British, American, Canadian, and Australian scholars and practitioners of specialized fields reflect on how developments at the frontiers of medicine are challenging conventional ideas about when life begins and ends, and about the possibilities between. The 16 papers go beyond the ethical dilemmas for individuals to consider how high technology medicine is changing our understanding of the nature of kinship, social life, and cultural identity through such practices as the new genetics and organ transplants. Distributed by St. Martin's. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Genre Fiction of New India

Post-millennial receptions of "weird" narratives

Genre Fiction of New India

This book investigates fiction in English, written within, and published from India since 2000 in the genre of mythology-inspired fiction in doing so it introduces the term ‘Bharati Fantasy’. This volume is anchored in notions of the ‘weird’ and thus some time is spent understanding this term linguistically, historically (‘wyrd’) as well as philosophically and most significantly socio-culturally because ‘reception’ is a key theme to this book’s thesis. The book studies the interface of science, Hinduism and itihasa (a term often translated as ‘history’) within mythology-inspired fiction in English from India and these are specifically examined through the lens of two overarching interests: reader reception and the genre of weird fiction. The book considers Indian and non-Indian receptions to the body of mythology-inspired fiction, highlighting how English fiction from India has moved away from being identified as the traditional Indian postcolonial text. Furthermore, the book reveals broader findings in relation to identity and Indianness and India’s post-millennial society’s interest in portraying and projecting ideas of India through its ancient cultures, epic narratives and cultural (Hindu) figures.

When Science and Christianity Meet

When Science and Christianity Meet

Surveying the period that stretches between Galileo and the present, the author traces the often gray boundary between science and Christianity, revealing religion to be a less-than-total enemy of science in twelve fascinating case studies that reveal the complexities of this issue. (Science & Mathematics)

Where God and Medicine Meet

A Conversation Between a Doctor and a Spiritual Messenger

Where God and Medicine Meet

Are medical miracles real and is there a spiritual reason they occur? Is there a place for euthanasia in the mind of the spirital seeker? Can participating in open-heart surgery and dissecting cadavers tell a medical student anything about the soul? Is there an intersection between spirituality and physicality where the two become one? Let's get more direct with our questions. Is there a place for God in the system of modern Western medicine? Should metaphysical/spiritual principles be part of the medical school curriculum? Is keeping patients alive an appropriate top priority for doctors?The answer to of the above questions is yes. Is it possible that human beings are more than simply biological creatures, physical entities with a highly developed mind? Could it be that we are also (or even primarily) spiritual entities? If so, could "healing" involve more than "fixing" the body and treating the mind, but also engaging the Source from which many believe we have emerged? These are not inconsequential questions. Neither are the answers found here.

Where God and Science Meet: The psychology of religious experience

Where God and Science Meet: The psychology of religious experience

Experts discuss psychological aspects of and perspectives on religion, examining topics such as the relationship between religion and health, the relationship between religion and intolerance, schizophrenia and religion's evolution, hallucinogens, and dreaming.

Where God and Science Meet: The neurology of religious experience

Where God and Science Meet: The neurology of religious experience

Experts discuss aspects of the relationship between religion and neuroscience, examining topics such as neuroimaging studies of religious experience, the frontal lobes and religion's evolution, temporal lobe epilepsy, and ritual performance.