Who Says You're Dead? by Jacob M. Appel audiobook

Who Says You're Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned

By Jacob M. Appel MD
Read by Jonathan Yen

Highbridge Audio 9781616209223
8.00 Hours Unabridged
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Drawing upon the author's two decades teaching medical ethics, as well as his work as a practicing psychiatrist, this profound and addictive little book offers up challenging ethical dilemmas and asks listeners, What would you do? ● A daughter gets tested to see if she's a match to donate a kidney to her father. The test reveals that she is not the man's biological daughter. Should the doctor tell the father? Or the daughter? ● A deaf couple prefers a deaf baby. Should they be allowed to use medical technology to ensure they have a child who can't hear? ● Who should get custody of an embryo created through IVF when a couple divorces? ● Or, when you or a loved one is on life support, Who says you're dead? In short, engaging scenarios, Dr. Appel takes on hot-button issues that many of us will confront: genetic screening, sexuality, privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality. He unpacks each hypothetical with a brief reflection drawing from science, philosophy, and history, explaining how others have approached these controversies in real-world cases. Who Says You're Dead? is designed to defy easy answers and to stimulate thought and even debate among professionals and armchair ethicists alike.

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Drawing upon the author's two decades teaching medical ethics, as well as his work as a practicing psychiatrist, this profound and addictive little book offers up challenging ethical dilemmas and asks listeners, What would you do?

● A daughter gets tested to see if she's a match to donate a kidney to her father. The test reveals that she is not the man's biological daughter. Should the doctor tell the father? Or the daughter?

● A deaf couple prefers a deaf baby. Should they be allowed to use medical technology to ensure they have a child who can't hear?

● Who should get custody of an embryo created through IVF when a couple divorces?

● Or, when you or a loved one is on life support, Who says you're dead?

In short, engaging scenarios, Dr. Appel takes on hot-button issues that many of us will confront: genetic screening, sexuality, privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality. He unpacks each hypothetical with a brief reflection drawing from science, philosophy, and history, explaining how others have approached these controversies in real-world cases. Who Says You're Dead? is designed to defy easy answers and to stimulate thought and even debate among professionals and armchair ethicists alike.

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Author Bio: Jacob M. Appel MD

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 8.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English