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Who Says You're Dead?

Author: Jacob M. Appel.

Who Says You're Dead?

Author: Jacob M. Appel.

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Item #: D20762
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 327
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Algonquin
ISBN: 9781616209223
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 either of them? 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? In ... More
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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 either of them? 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? In short, engaging scenarios, Jacob Appel takes on hot-button issues that many of us will confront: genetic screening, sexuality, privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality. He unpacks each hypothetical situation with a reflection drawn from science, philosophy, and history, explaining how others have approached these controversies in real-world cases.


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