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Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Tony Hope
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timely edition to the ethics literature, for a hot area, 31 Oct. 2004
This well-balanced and expertly crafted paperback fills a critical gap in 21st Century medical education. It addresses hot issues in the UK, such as the current debate on 'assisted dying' (active euthanasia). Rarified jargon and obscure legal precedents are avoided, wisely, and I have already recommended it for postgraduate students in our PGME centre. The issues covered would apply widely in healthcare training, and this could become a classic 'Introduction' for both medical and nursing undergraduate courses in ethics and in social policy.


The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity
The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity
by Michael Marmot
Edition: Hardcover

24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration, by numbers, 11 Jun. 2004
Michael Marmot's mastery of complex, multi-factorial epidemiological "puzzles" finds a crystal clear output in this revelatory book. Status Syndrome brings together many themes around the social determinants of health and makes clear for a broad readership (including opinion leaders in health and social policy!) why reducing social inequalities is so important for the health of populations.
I will certainly be recommending it for my public health trainees, and I hope professionals from many backgrounds with the potential to create a more cohesive, trustworthy and co-operative society will also read it.


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