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Humber, James M.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 237 publications in 1 language and 11,089 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: R724, 174.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James M Humber
Biomedical ethics and the law by James M Humber( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past few years an increasing number of colleges and universities have added courses in biomedical ethics to their curricula. To some extent, these additions serve to satisfy student demands for "relevance." But it is also true that such changes reflect a deepening desire on the part of the academic community to deal effectively with a host of problems which must be solved if we are to have a health-care delivery system which is efficient, humane, and just. To a large degree, these problems are the unique result of both rapidly changing moral values and dramatic advances in biomedical technology. The past decade has witnessed sudden and conspicuous controversy over the morality and legality of new practices relating to abortion, therapy for the mentally ill, experimentation using human subjects, forms of genetic interven tion, suicide, and euthanasia. Malpractice suits abound and astronomical fees for malpractice insurance threaten the very possibility of medical and health-care practice. Without the backing of a clear moral consensus, the law is frequently forced into resolving these conflicts only to see the moral issues involved still hotly debated and the validity of existing law further questioned. In the case of abortion, for example, the laws have changed radically, and the widely pub licized recent conviction of Dr. Edelin in Boston has done little to foster a moral consensus or even render the exact status of the law beyond reasonable question
Business ethics : corporate values and society by Milton Snoeyenbos( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physician-assisted death( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitutionality of Elective and Physician-Assisted Death: G. Steven
Biomedical ethics reviews( )

in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stem cell research by James M Humber( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel of philosophers, ethicists, feminists, and historians examine the moral issues posed by stem cell research, and introduce the principle arguments for and against such research. The book attempts to offer both a balanced presentation and thoughtful critiques of the main arguments in the debate
Privacy and health care( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a legal and moral right to privacy is generally recognized in society, there is no agreement regarding how these rights should apply to medical information. In Privacy and Health Care, leading ethical, medical, legal, and philosophical thinkers debate the conflicting moral and legal demands for maintaining the privacy of health care records in an age of easy computer access to those records and growing pressure by insurance companies, public health agencies, and employers for personal health care data. The essays by Boleyn-Fitzgerald, Margo Goldman, and Bill Allen & Ray Moseley favor restrictions being placed upon access to medical information, whereas the chapters by David Korn and Mark Meany argue for the opposing view. An introductory article by Charity Scott delineates the principal legal and ethical issues on the general topic of medical privacy. Interdisciplinary and enlightening, Privacy and Health Care presents the latest moral and legal thinking for and against greater protection of the privacy of health care information, and advances this important issue to a new level of clarity and decision
Human cloning by James M Humber( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Human Cloning a panel of distinguished philosophers, medical ethicists, religious thinkers, and social critics tackle the thorny problems raised by the now real possibility of human cloning. In their wide ranging reviews, the distinguished contributors critically examine the major arguments for and against human cloning, probe the implications of such a procedure for society, and critically evaluate the "Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission." The debate includes both religious and secular arguments, as well as an outline of the history of the cloning debate and a discussion of human cloning's impact on our sense of self and our beliefs about the meaning of life. Human Cloning offers a timely and concise one volume survey of all the major arguments for and against human cloning. It will well serve medical ethicists, social and cultural critics, public policy specialists, and the educated layperson who wants to better understand this issue and its implications for our society, culture, and civilization
Alternative medicine and ethics by James M Humber( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Alternative Medicine and Ethics, leading bioethicists and philosophers examine and debate the question of how the health care system should deal with using complimentary and alternative medicines. The distinguished authorities writing here both defend and criticize alternative medicine, with some arguing that the medical system should change substantially in order to accommodate alternative medicine, and others claiming that virtually all alternative treatments are worthless. In the heat of the debate many fundamental issues are raised concerning our health care system, among them the questions of therapeutic effectiveness, media truthfulness, the patient's freedom to choose among treatment options, health insurance coverage, the ability of the current healthcare delivery system to meet patients' needs, and government approval of alternative medicines. The issues raised in Alternative Medicine and Ethics pose numerous challenges to the healthcare delivery system that presently dominates in the United States and Canada. The points made here will help bioethicists, medical professionals, managers, and public policy experts to better understand the fundamental nature of our health care system and better meet patients' needs
Reproduction, technology, and rights by James M Humber( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Reproduction, Technology, and Rights, philosophers and ethicists debate the central moral issues and problems raised by today's revolution in reproductive technology. Leading issues discussed include the ethics of paternal obligations to children, the place of in vitro fertilization in the allocation of health care resources, and the ethical implications of such new technologies as blastomere separation and cloning. Also considered are how parents and society should respond to knowledge gained from prenatal testing and whether or not the right to abort should relieve men of the duty to support unwanted children. Reproduction, Technology, and Rights illuminates the moral and ethical choices that our society faces because of advances in reproductive technology and helps to make those decisions better informed
Is there a duty to die( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a legal and moral right to privacy is generally recognized in society, there is no agreement regarding how these rights should apply to medical information. In Privacy and Health Care, leading ethical, medical, legal, and philosophical thinkers debate the conflicting moral and legal demands for maintaining the privacy of health care records in an age of easy computer access to those records and growing pressure by insurance companies, public health agencies, and employers for personal health care data. The essays by Boleyn-Fitzgerald, Margo Goldman, and Bill Allen & Ray Moseley favor restrictions being placed upon access to medical information, whereas the chapters by David Korn and Mark Meany argue for the opposing view. An introductory article by Charity Scott delineates the principal legal and ethical issues on the general topic of medical privacy. Interdisciplinary and enlightening, Privacy and Health Care presents the latest moral and legal thinking for and against greater protection of the privacy of health care information, and advances this important issue to a new level of clarity and decision
Mental illness and public health care( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill morally proper? How can we determine proper psychiatric care in a managed health care system? And can a mental health professional violate a patient's confidentiality when they believe that patient is a threat to someone? These are the ethical, legal, and medical questions at the heart of the nineteenth annual volume of Biomedical Ethics Reviews, Mental Illness and Public Health Care. In six nonideological essays, leading bioethicists, including one with practical experience in medical administration, search for clear moral and legal guidelines for dealing with the complex issues presented when treating mentally ill patients. Regarding involuntary commitment, Theodore Benditt and Gerard Elfstrom take radically different approaches, but come to quite similar conclusions against the practice. David Malloy, Thomas Hadjistravopoulos, and Wade Robison all stress the need to incorporate ethical values into the operation of managed health care systems in order to ensure that patients will receive the most beneficial treatment. Mark Meaney confirms this approach with an actual case of a public sector managed behavioral health care corporation using the services of an ethics center to implement a system-wide corporate ethics program. Finally, Pam Sailors examines the deficiencies of, and proposes modifications to, the so-called Tarasoff laws requiring psychotherapists to break patient confidentiality under certain circumstances. Objective and readily understandable, Mental Illness and Public Health Care illuminates for the educated reader some of the key ethical issues facing mental health care professionals and provides convincing practical conclusions with real moral import
Care of the aged by James M Humber( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interdisciplinary collection of essays deals with the moral issues associated with the treatment and care of the elderly-and offers proposals for solving them. Writing in a readily understandable style, the authors debate the propriety of Western society's current mechanisms for dealing with elderly citizens and consider the problems that arise for medical personnel and family members who provide such care
Allocating health care resources by James M Humber( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ALLOCATING HEALTH CARE RESOURCES, leading authorities and researchers expose the basic philosophical, ethical, and economic issues underlying the current health care debate. The contributors wrestle with such complicated issues as whether it is ethical to ration health care, the morality of the worldwide bias against children in allocating health care resources, whether sin taxes can be defended morally, and how to achieve a just health care system. The book also includes an insightful analysis of the Clinton health care reform plan. ALLOCATING HEALTH CARE RESOURCES will be of interest to philosophers, health policy experts, medical ethicists, health professionals, and concerned citizens. It serves to clarify and illuminate the logic and rhetoric of health care reform, and so to help us all achieve a fair and equitable distribution of these precious resources
What is disease?( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In What is Disease?, renowned philosophers and medical ethicists survey and elucidate the profoundly important concepts of disease and health. Christopher Boorse begins with an extensive reexamination of his seminal definition of disease as a value-free scientific concept. In responding to all those who criticized this view, which came to be called "naturalism" or "neutralism," Boorse clarifies and updates his landmark ideas on this crucial question. Other distinguished thinkers analyze, develop, and oftentimes defend competing, nonnaturalistic theories of disease, including discussions of the relevance of these concepts to the question of "diseased" sexual orientation and to alternative medicine. What is Disease? brings concerned readers up-to-date in the debate over the proper definition of "disease," a concept of central importance not only for bioethicists, but also for those throughout clinical medicine, sociology, psychology, and law who deal with disease and its associated problems on an everyday basis
The nature and prospect of bioethics : interdisciplinary perspectives by Franklin G Miller( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a field of study only thirty-five years old, bioethics has often lacked recognizable definition about what it is, what it does, what its value may be, and how one prepares to engage the discipline. In The Nature and Prospect of Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, prominent bioethicists, whose works are rooted in philosophy, religion, medicine, nursing, literature, history, and policy analysis, join together to discuss their methods and professional insights as well as to better define the field and its future development. Writing from the perspective of their own specialties, the authors review how their personal disciplines have contributed to bioethics, debate the current and future bioethical issues they face, and identify the most significant strengths and weaknesses in the current practice of bioethics. Seeking a sound foundation for the discipline, they also consider what basic knowledge and skills are necessary to be competent in bioethics, what methods and theoretical approaches are most promising for its future development, and what issues or perspectives have been neglected. A focal point for each author is to discuss the impact of bioethics on the health care delivery system in general, as well as on the author's particular field of study. Diverse and forward-looking, The Nature and Prospect of Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives offers students and active bioethicists alike a readily accessible, interdisciplinary survey of the field, clearly establishing what bioethics is, why it is important, what precisely bioethicists do, how they prepare for work in the area, and what the field's developing prospects may be. The book constitutes an indispensable guide for all interested in bioethical issues today. Book jacket."--Jacket
Bioethics and the fetus : medical, moral, and legal issues( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who has more rights - the mother or the fetus? Interdisciplinary in scope and character, this latest volume of Humana's classic series, Biomedical Ethics Reviews, focuses on the complex moral and legal problems involving human fetal life. Each article in Bioethics and the Fetus provides an up-to-date review of the literature and advances bioethical discussion in its field. The authors have avoided much of the technical jargon of philosophy and medicine in order to speak directly to a broad and general readership. Topics include: maternal fetal conflict the disposition of aborted fetuses frozen embryos creating children to save sibling's lives fetal tissue transplantation moral implications of fetal brain integration the embryo as patient prenatal diagnosis. Probing deeply into these thorny issues, Bioethics and the Fetus offers thought-provoking reading - and paves the ground for new insight - for a host of healthcare and other professionals, as well as concerned laypersons
Biomedical ethics reviews 1983( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantitative risk assessment by James M Humber( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biomedical ethics reviews : 1988 by James M Humber( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should abnormal fetuses be carried to term just to be used for infant transplant organs? Should physicians sell the drugs they prescribe? Should human death be deemed to occur when one permanently loses consciousness? These questions - burning issues in today's already hot bioethical climate - are the focus of this seventh volume in Humber and Almeder's renowned Biomedical Ethics Reviews series. Interdisciplinary in approach, Biomedical Ethics Reviews 1989 offers insightful, penetrating chapters contributed by leading experts in forefront areas of ethics and medicine. Each topic is briefly summarized in an introductory chapter, followed by a more focused, in-depth analysis of the specific issue, as well as a review of the recent literature. And to ensure that these articles are as accessible and useful to as many readers as possible - whether professional or informed layperson - the authors have made every effort to minimize the use of technical jargon
Biomedical ethics reviews : 1990 by James M Humber( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Humber, James

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Business ethics : corporate values and societyPhysician-assisted deathStem cell researchPrivacy and health careHuman cloningAlternative medicine and ethicsReproduction, technology, and rightsIs there a duty to die