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Blank, Robert H.

Overview
Works: 58 works in 311 publications in 2 languages and 18,234 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert H Blank
Comparative health policy by Robert H Blank( Book )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comparative text, aimed at both students and practitioners, assesses, in relation to a set of key themes and issues, the extent to which problems facing healthcare systems have common causes or spring from specific national circumstances
Human reproduction, emerging technologies, and conflicting rights by Robert H Blank( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the policy conflicts that have arisen as a result of advancing technologies in the area of human reproduction, discussing abortion, sterilization, assisted reproduction, surrogate motherhood, prenatal intervention, fetal and embryo research, and the care of critically ill newborns
End-of-life decision making : a cross-national study( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproductive issues in America : a reference handbook by Janna C Merrick( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive examination of controversial issues related to reproduction in America and includes discussions on preselecting the sex of babies, abortion, and pregnant addicts
Rationing medicine by Robert H Blank( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political implications of human genetic technology by Robert H Blank( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fetal protection in the workplace : women's rights, business interests, and the unborn by Robert H Blank( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thoughful book grapples with the contentious issue of fetal protection policy in the workplace, contrasting the right of the mother to control her life against the right of the fetus to occupy a risk-free environment."--BOOK JACKET. "By first describing the history of sex discrimination in the American workplace and examining current research on workplace dangers to reproductive health, Blank critically assesses fetal protection policies established by corporations in the last two decades. After explaining the U.S. governments' response - both regulatory and judicial - Blank concludes that current means of redress for fetal injuries in the workplace are woefully inadequate."--BOOK JACKET. "Blank argues for a practicable strategy that will maximize womens' employment choices and reproductive health and at the same time keep to a minimum the risks associated with fetal harm. He turns to alternatives to exclusionary policies that are more likely to ensure the birth of children with sound minds and bodies. These include increased maternal leaves, guaranteed prenatal care, expanded research on workplace hazards, and an accident compensation fund that relieves employers of the yet unrealized fear of liability for fetal harm."--BOOK JACKET. "Fetal Protection in the Workplace confronts a controversial topic in biomedical policy law, and womens' studies, provides clear suggestions for future policy options, and explains this ongoing conflict involving womens' rights and employment and concern for the needs of the unborn."--BOOK JACKET
Life, death, and public policy by Robert H Blank( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biological differences and social equality : implications for social policy( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulating reproduction by Robert H Blank( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social context and current state of the art of reproductive technologies (artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, sex preselection, prenatal diagnosis) and explores the impact of this technological revolution
The politics of pregnancy : policy dilemmas in the maternal-fetal relationship by Janna C Merrick( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a comprehensive overview and analysis of issues concerning the maternal-fetal relationship, from abortion to surrogate motherhood. Unlike many books which cover reproductive issues in general, this book focuses in-depth on one aspect of reproduction--the maternal-fetal relationship--to give readers a detailed study of the many issues involved. The Politics of Pregnancy discusses public policy dimensions of this relationship and posits new, critical political dilemmas. Many chapters in this unique book also provide significant clinical information as well as conceptual analysis.</b
Medicine unbound : the human body and the limits of medical intervention by Robert H Blank( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health insurance and public policy : risk, allocation, and equity( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The price of life : the future of American health care by Robert H Blank( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- New York Review of Books
Brain policy : how the new neuroscience will change our lives and our politics by Robert H Blank( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As new treatments emerge for disorders of the brain, new concerns are arising along with them. This book examines the implications of the full range of revolutionary interventions now possible in the human brain. The author warns that while these new techniques may promise medical wonders, they also raise profound political questions.--[book cover]
Compelled compassion : government intervention in the treatment of critically ill newborns by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In April 1982, an infant boy was born in Bloomington, Indiana, with Down syndrome and a defective, but surgically correctable, esophagus. His parents refused to consent to surgery or intravenous feeding. The hospital unsuccessfully sought a court order to force treatment, and appeals to higher courts also failed. The child, identified as Baby Doe by the news media, subsequently died. The events in Bloomington became the catalyst for action by the Reagan administration, the courts, and Congress that culminated in a federal policy that makes failure to treat newborns with disabilities a form of child neglect. This book centers on the public policy aspects of withholding treatment from critically ill newborns who are disabled. Specifically, it deals with why the policy was enacted and what impact it has had on health care workers, families, and infants. Some of the contributors to this book spearheaded the early debate on withholding treatment. Anthony Shaw's New York Times Magazine article in 1972 was the first to address these issues in the popular press. The following year, he published a related article in the New England Journal of Medicine. Also appearing in this same issue of NEJM, was the pathbreaking study, coauthored by A. G. M. Campbell, on withholding treatment in the special care nursery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Each of these articles promoted much public and professional discussion."--Publisher's website
Biology and political science by Robert H Blank( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book redresses the balance. It demonstrates the increasing convergence of interest of some social scientists in the theories, research and findings of the life sciences in building a more interdisciplinary approach to the study of politics. It discusses the development of biopolitics as an academic perspective within political science, reviews the growing literature in biopolitics, and presents a coherent view of biopolitics as a framework for structuring inquiry across the current subfields of political science."--Jacket
Intervention in the brain : politics, policy, and ethics by Robert H Blank( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New findings in neuroscience have given us unprecedented knowledge about the workings of the brain. Innovative research--much of it based on neuroimaging results--suggests not only treatments for neural disorders but also the possibility of increasingly precise and effective ways to predict, modify, and control behavior. In this book, Robert Blank examines the complex ethical and policy issues raised by our new capabilities of intervention in the brain. After surveying current knowledge about the brain and describing a wide range of experimental and clinical interventions--from behavior-modifying drugs to neural implants to virtual reality--Blank discusses the political and philosophical implications of these scientific advances. If human individuality is simply a product of a network of manipulable nerve cell connections, and if aggressive behavior is a treatable biochemical condition, what happens to our conceptions of individual responsibility, autonomy, and free will? In light of new neuroscientific possibilities, Blank considers such topics as informed consent, addiction, criminal justice, racism, commercial and military applications of neuroscience research, new ways to define death, and political ideology and partisanship. Our political and social institutions have not kept pace with the rapid advances in neuroscience. This book shows why the political issues surrounding the application of this new research should be debated before interventions in the brain become routine. (Fuente: MIT Press)
Politics and the life sciences : the state of the discipline by Robert H Blank( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the development of biopolitics as an academic perspective within political science. It reviews the work of the leading proponents of this perspective and presents a comprehensive view of biopolitics as a framework to structure political inquiry. The book's chapters present a range of analysis, critique and recommendations for the current study of biopolitics. Coverage includes; the implications of biopolitics for political theory and the need to re-evaluate basic assumptions of the prevailing political science paradigm; an analysis of the methodological concerns of adopting a more biology-based approach to political science; the current state of knowledge of the genetic and neurological bases of mass and elite behavior; and biopolicy issues and the proper role of the life sciences in informing our understanding of them. The concluding chapter restates the case for a paradigm shift toward an interactive model, arguing that, rather than lead to biological determinism as denounced by some, this inclusive paradigm allows us to counteract deterministic protestations more effectively than by continuing to ignore or minimize biological influences
Emerging issues in biomedical policy( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Human reproduction, emerging technologies, and conflicting rights
Alternative Names
Blank, Robert.

Blank, Robert 1943-

Languages
English (183)

Spanish (1)

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Human reproduction, emerging technologies, and conflicting rightsEnd-of-life decision making : a cross-national studyReproductive issues in America : a reference handbookBiological differences and social equality : implications for social policyThe politics of pregnancy : policy dilemmas in the maternal-fetal relationshipMedicine unbound : the human body and the limits of medical interventionHealth insurance and public policy : risk, allocation, and equityThe price of life : the future of American health care