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- DescriptionExpanding Our Calling: Social Ethics in Medical Education is a compendium of essays that represent the thoughts and teachings of a group of philosophers, academicians, and community activists who teach at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA. They present cutting-edge discussions on a variety of topical issues that are t always included in the medical school curriculum. These include the specifics for the care of the homeless, problems dealing with discrimination among HIV-infected individuals, the growing epidemic and need for containment of the global sex trade, the physician involvement in torture in recent conflicts, the physicians involvement in the death penalty in some jurisdictions, the emerging issues of caring for large populations of migrants, the interface of new genetic techniques with ethical issues, and issues related to research activities in general. Most of these issues have surfaced in the Houston area, but all are a problem in many areas of the globe today where movement of peoples, conflicts with power, new diseases, and homelessness all create a fabric that medical students will have to contend with in their future activities as physicians. The solutions to these problems are t evident, but the authors provide a variety of prescriptions to help with the care of patients in the increasingly complex and multinational societies in which we live.
- Author BiographyWayne X Shandera, MD is an internist and assistant professor with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is trained in infectious diseases and treats in particular indigent HIV-infected patients. For ten years, he has taught a course on Human Rights and Medicine with contributor and philosopher Laurence McCullough from the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. He graduated from Rice University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed a medical residency at Stanford University Hospitals, worked as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Centers of Disease Control on the early cases of AIDS, and did a clinical fellowship at Harvard University with the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published papers on a variety of infectious diseases and regularly participates in writing and updating the Viral Disease chapter of the medical textbook Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment. He was awarded a Public Health Service commendation for early investigation of AIDS, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists presented him with a certificate of appreciation at their 2006 meeting. He regularly participates in ethical discussion with the European Society for the Philosophy of Medicine and Health. He is originally from San Antonio, Texas.
- PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication01/01/2016
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNova Science Publishers Inc
- Weight358 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Edited byWayne X. Shandera
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