Patients' Rights
Patients' Rights

Series: Open For Debate   

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Annotation: Discusses patients' rights, including the issues surrounding physician-assisted suicide, HMOs, the rights of children, abortion, stem cell research, and the difference between public and private rights.
Genre: Government
Catalog Number: #3900452
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Cavendish Square
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: 144 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7614-2576-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-7614-2576-2
Dewey: 362.10973
LCCN: 2006021786
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
NADEN, Corinne J. Patients' Rights . ISBN 978-0-7614-2576-2 . LC 2006021786. ea vol: 144p. (Open for Debate Series). photos. reprods. bibliog. index. notes. Web sites. CIP. Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark . 2007. PLB $27.95. Gr 8 Up Abortion features chapters on the history of the debate, the politics surrounding the subject, rape and incest, and medical issues. Similar in scope to Kathlyn Gay's Abortion: Understanding the Debate (Enslow, 2004), this book offers more detail about such subjects as how various religions view abortion and how race also affects abortion rates and attitudes. Patients' Rights covers topics like stem-cell research, managed care, and physician-assisted suicide. Both books strive for a balanced tone while providing an abundance of examples and factual information. Many captioned color photos enhance the texts. Clearly written, these titles will satisfy general readers as well as students doing research. Carol Fazioli, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-135) and index.
Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 7-12

In the field of social policy, some topics are so complicated that they will always be subject to debate. Since no clear right or wrong exists, they are consigned to the gray areas of ongoing dispute. Among such issues open for debate both across America and in this eye-opening series are capital punishment, genetic engineering, gun control, and global warming. Others involve terrorism and chemical and biological warfare, two outright evils, though with highly disputable solutions. Open for Debate explores the past, present, and future to shed light on complex, high-priority public policy. A lucid, readily accessible format offers the pros and cons of each issue with opinions from social policy experts. It features sidebars of fascinating facts and easy-to-understand diagrams of key statistics. Open for Debate introduces future public policy thinkers to both sides of twenty-first-century, life-and-death concerns.

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