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Author Cutter, Mary Ann
Title The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (164 pages)
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Series Routledge Annals of Bioethics Ser
Routledge Annals of Bioethics Ser
Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- 1 Background -- 2 Gender-Specific Disease: Descriptive Analysis -- 3 Gender-Specific Disease: Prescriptive Analysis -- 4 Gender-Specific Disease: Contextual Analysis -- 5 An Integrative Approach to Gender-Specific Disease -- 6 Rethinking Gender-Specific Disease Nomenclature and Taxonomies -- 7 Toward an Integrative Bioethics -- 8 Integrative Bioethics and Assessing Gender-Specific Disease -- 9 Implications for Health Care for Men, Children, and Members of the LGBT Communities -- 10 Some Lessons and Challenges -- 11 Concluding Reflections -- Bibliography -- Index
Our understanding of gender carries significant bioethical implications. An errant account of gender-specific disease can lead to overgeneralizations, undergeneralizations, and misdiagnoses. It can also lead to problems in the structure of health-care delivery, the creation of policy, and the development of clinical curricula. In this volume, Cutter argues that gender-specific disease and related bioethical discourses are philosophically integrative. Gender-specific disease is integrative because the descriptive roles of gender, disease, and their relation are inextricably tied to their prescriptive roles within frames of reference. An integrative account of gender-specific disease carries ethical implications because our understanding of gender-specific disease is evaluative, and our evaluations of gender-specific disease entail judgments concerning the praiseworthiness and blameworthiness of a clinical event. Cutter supports a "both/and" emphasis on context and integration in relation to gender-specific disease and bioethical analyses. While the text mainly focuses on gender-specific diseases that affect women, Cutter also includes examples involving men, children, and members of the LGBT community
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Cutter, Mary Ann The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415509978
Subject Medical ethics.;Sex factors in disease.;Health -- Sex differences
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