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The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies
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 e ...more
Paperback, 527 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Not a book meant to be read from cover to cover, more a dip in and out of resouce for anyone interested in how film seeks to discuss ethical issues. Dealing with issues as varied as patient/doctor relationships, death and dying and patient autonomy it seeks in each chapter to look at a different film and explore some of the issues within it. Over all a good investment both in terms of money and time.