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Callahan, Daniel 1930-2019

Works: 238 works in 792 publications in 5 languages and 39,976 library holdings
Genres: Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Director, Other, Contributor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Daniel Callahan
Setting limits : medical goals in an aging society by Daniel Callahan( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues "from an ethical perspective" that medical resources should be allocated to the aged to improve their quality of life and to lengthen their productive life span but not only to increase their longevity
The troubled dream of life : Living with mortality by Daniel Callahan( )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why, despite so many reform efforts, has death remained acutely troubling in our common life? Why has modern medicine remained so ambivalent, so torn, in its stance toward death? And most important, why has it become so hard for most of us to understand the place of death in our own lives and self-conception, and to know how to pursue a peaceful death?" "By exploring his own life and the lives and deaths of loved ones, by sharing his own emotions and the experiences of others, Daniel Callahan sets the framework for a more complete interpretation and understanding of mortality. He argues that by turning medical decisions into one more civil liberties issue - "my right to choose my own ending"--We have unwittingly distanced ourselves from a far more basic question: What should be the meaning of death in our lives? We cannot constructively talk about "a death with dignity" without thinking about death itself - and that is just what we have become reluctant to do." "Modern medicine has discovered a vast array of new and often radical cures for saving and lengthening lives, wagering that death can be forestalled and, one by one, its causes eliminated. As a result, medicine has come to treat death as an avoidable accident. With challenging ideas and great sensitivity, Callahan contends that modern medicine must redefine its understanding of the relationship between life and death." "The needed shift in the medical perspective must be matched by a change in the way we think about death in our own lives. By emphasizing the importance of self-knowledge and a better understanding of the place of death in nature, Callahan proposes fresh and insightful ways of living with mortality. Weaving together his personal insights and stories with the great debates now taking place about euthanasia, assisted suicide, and our choices about dying. Daniel Callahan moves the controversies about death and dying to a deeper, richer level."--Jacket
What kind of life : the limits of medical progress by Daniel Callahan( )

28 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Callahan (director, the Hastings Center) asks the right questions (e.g. how much and what kind of health is necessary for a decent life?) and offers thoughtful answers: America's obsession with open- ended medical progress distorts the meaning of good health; prolonging life beyond reasonable expectations causes the neglect of general healthcare, and shortchanges other crucial needs such as education and housing. Persuasive. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
What price better health? : hazards of the research imperative by Daniel Callahan( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical research, with its power to attract money and political support, and its promise of cures for a wide range of medical burdens, has good and bad sides--which are often indistinguishable. In this book, the author teases out the distinctions and differences, revealing the difficulties that result when the research imperative is suffused with excessive zeal, adulterated by the profit motive, or used to justify cutting moral corners. Exploring the National Institutes of Health's annual budget, the inflated estimates of health care cost savings that result from research, the high prices charged by drug companies, the use and misuse of human subjects for medical testing, and the controversies surrounding human cloning and stem cell research, he clarifies the fine line between doing good and doing harm in the name of medical progress. His work shows that medical research must be understood in light of other social and economic needs and how even the research imperative, dedic
Taming the beloved beast : how medical technology costs are destroying our health care system by Daniel Callahan( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological innovation is deeply woven into the fabric of American culture, and is no less a basic feature of American health care. Medical technology saves lives and relieves suffering, and is enormously popular with the public, profitable for doctors, and a source of great wealth for industry. Yet its costs are rising at a dangerously unsustainable rate. The control of technology costs poses a terrible ethical and policy dilemma. How can we deny people what they may need to live and flourish? Yet is it not also harmful to let rising costs strangle our health care system, eventually harming everyone? In Taming the Beloved Beast, esteemed medical ethicist Daniel Callahan confronts this dilemma head-on. He argues that we can't escape it by organizational changes alone. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation of our thinking about health care is needed to achieve lasting and economically sustainable reform. The technology bubble, he contends, is beginning to burst. Callahan weighs the ethical arguments for and against limiting the use of medical technologies, and he argues that reining in health care costs requires us to change entrenched values about progress and technological innovation. Taming the Beloved Beast shows that the cost crisis is as great as that of the uninsured. Only a government-regulated universal health care system can offer the hope of managing technology and making it affordable for all"--Jacket flap
A world growing old : the coming health care challenges by Daniel Callahan( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In consideration of the difficult moral and practical issues involved, the editors conclude the volume with a special report containing policy recommendations from representatives of eight countries (the United States, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). This important volume will be of interest to policy-makers and a broad spectrum of health care professionals, as well as to anyone interested in the fate of the elderly or in coming health care challenges
Medicine and the market : equity v. choice by Daniel Callahan( )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much has been written about medicine and the market in recent years. This book is the first to include an assessment of market influence in both developed and developing countries, and among the very few that have tried to evaluate the actual health and economic impact of market theory and practices in a wide range of national settings. Tracing the path that market practices have taken from Adam Smith in the eighteenth century into twenty-first-century health care, Daniel Callahan and Angela A. Wasunna add a fresh dimension: they compare the different approaches taken in the market debate by health care economists, conservative market advocates, and liberal supporters of single-payer or government-regulated systems. In addition to laying out the market-versus-government struggle around the world -- from Canada and the United States to Western Europe, Latin America, and many African and Asian countries -- they assess the leading market practices, such as competition, physician incentives, and co-payments, for their economic and health efficacy to determine whether they work as advertised. This timely and necessary book engages new dimensions of a development that has urgent consequences for the delivery of health care worldwide
Abortion: law, choice, and morality by Daniel Callahan( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book (written before the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision which legalized abortion in the United States) examines the legal, social, and moral dimensions of abortion
The five horsemen of the modern world : climate, food, water, disease, and obesity by Daniel Callahan( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent decades, we have seen five perilous and interlocking trends dominate global discourse: irreversible climate change, extreme food and water shortages, rising chronic illnesses, and rampant obesity. Why can?t we make any progress in counteracting these problems, despite vast expenditures of intellectual, institutional, and societal capital? What makes these global emergencies the "wicked problems" that resist our best efforts and only grow more daunting? Daniel Callahan, noted author and the nation?s preeminent scholar in bioethics, takes a cross-cutting look at these global problems and shines a light on the institutions, practices, and actors that block major change. We see partisan political and ideological forces, old fashioned hucksters, and trumped up scientific disagreements, but also the problem of modern progress itself. Obesity, anthropocentric climate change, wasting illnesses, ecological degradation, and global famine are often the unintended consequences of unchecked industrial growth, reckless eating habits, and artificially extended lifespans. Only through well-crafted political, regulatory, industrial, and cultural counterstrategies can we change enough minds to check these threats. Big thinking on issues that are usually evaluated separately, this book is sure to scramble partisan divides and provoke unusual, heated debate
The secular city debate by Daniel Callahan( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of The secular city, by Harvey Cox
Ethics teaching in higher education by Daniel Callahan( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concern for the ethical instruction and formation of students has always been a part of American higher education. Yet that concern has by no means been uniform or free from controversy. The centrality of moral philosophy in the undergraduate curriculum during the mid-19th Century gave way later during that era to the first signs of increasing specialization of the disciplines. By the middle of the 20th Century, instruction in ethics had, by and large, become confined almost exclusively to departments of philosophy and religion. Efforts to introduce ethics teaching in the professional schools and elsewhere in the university often met with indifference or outright hostility. The past decade has seen a remarkable resurgence of the interest in the teaching of ethics, at both the undergraduate and the professional school levels. Beginning in 1977, The Hastings Center, with the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, undertook a system atic study of the state of the teaching of ethics in American higher education
Abortion : understanding differences by Sidney Cornelia Callahan( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIDNEY CALLAHAN AND DANIEL CALLAHAN This book, like many other things to do with abortion, is a product of long controversy. Though carried out with cooperation, it was conceived in conflict. The conflict between the coeditors has per sisted for years-in fact, for at least half of their thirty-year marriage. One, Sidney, is prolife; the other, Daniel, is prochoice. Ever since the topic of abortion became of professional interest to us, in the 1960s, we have disagreed. At one time, while Daniel was writing a book on the subject, Abortion: Law, Choice and Morality (1970), we talked about the subject every day for the four years of the book's gestation. On many occasions during the 1970s, prolife articles writ ten by Sidney were passed out at Daniel's lectures in order to refute his pro choice views. Over the years, every argument, every statistic, every historical example cited in the literature has been discussed by the two of us. As Eliza Doolittle says about "words" in My Fair Lady, "There's nota one I haven't heard." And yet we still disagree. How can it be, we ask ourselves, that intelligent people of goodwill who know all the same facts and all the same arguments still come down on different sides of the con troversy? As we well know, it is possible to agree about many things and have great love and respect for an opponent, and still differ
The American population debate by Daniel Callahan( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False hopes : why America's quest for perfect health is a recipe for failure by Daniel Callahan( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Daniel Callahan discusses what he thinks is the cause of the health care crisis in the United States, and gives an alternative solution to the problem
The tyranny of survival; and other pathologies of civilized life by Daniel Callahan( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the eighteenth-century Austrian composer responsible for the creation of the modern orchestra and numerous advances in musical techniques
The role of complementary and alternative medicine : accommodating pluralism by Isabelle Robinet( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Role of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, fourteen scholars from the fields of medicine, philosophy, sociology, and cultural and folklore studies examine the clash between growing public support and the hostility of clinicians and medical researchers."--Jacket
The Roots of ethics : science, religion, and values by Daniel Callahan( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OUR AGE IS CHARACTERIZED by an uncertainty about the na ture of moral obligations, about what one can hope for in an afterlife, and about the limits of human knowledge. These uncertainties were captured by Immanuel Kant in his Critique of Pure Reason, where he noted three basic human questions: what can we know, what ought we to do, and what can we hope for. Those questions and the uncer tainties about their answers still in great part define our cultural per spective. In particular, we are not clear about the foundations of ethics, or about their relationship to religion and to science. This volume brings together previously published essays that focus on these inter relationships and their uncertainties. It offers an attempt to sketch the interrelationship among three major intellectual efforts: determining moral obligations, the ultimate purpose and goals of man and the cosmos, and the nature of empirical reality. Though imperfect, it is an effort to frame the unity of the human condition, which is captured in part by ethics, in part by religion, and in part by the sciences. Put another way, this collection of essays springs from an attempt to see the unity of humans who engage in the diverse roles of valuers, be lievers, and knowers, while still remaining single, individual humans
Ethics in hard times by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is widespread agreement among large segments of western society that we are living in a period of hard times. At first glance such a belief might seem exceedingly odd. After all, persons in western society find themselves living in a time of unprecedented material abundance. Hunger and disease, evils all too familiar to the members of earlier generations, although far from eradicated from modern life, are plainly on the wane. Persons alive today can look forward to healthier, longer, and more comfortable lives than those of their grand parents. Nevertheless, the feeling that life today is especially difficult is rampant in government, in the media, in popular books, and in academic circles. Western society is perceived in many quarters as wracked by crises of all sorts-of faith, of power, of authority, of social turmoil, of declining quality in workmanship and products, and of a general intellectual malaise afflicting both those on the Left and the Right. A tone of crisis permeates the language of public life. Editorials in major newspapers are full of dire warnings about the dangers of unbridled egoism, avarice and greed, and the risks and horrors of pollution, overpopulation, the arms race, crime, and indulgent lifestyles
The goals of medicine : the forgotten issue in health care reform by Mark J Hanson( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debates over health care have focused for so long on economics that the proper goals for medicine seem to be taken for granted; yet problems in health care stem as much from a lack of agreement about the goals and priorities of medicine as from the way systems function. This book asks basic questions about the purposes and ends of medicine and shows that the answers have practical implications for future health care delivery, medical research, and the education of medical students
Christianity divided : Protestant and Roman Catholic theological issues by Daniel Callahan( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings on Protestant and Roman Catholic theological issues by K. Barth, O. Cullman, G. Weigel, M. Thurian, and other spokesmen for the two faiths
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What price better health? : hazards of the research imperative
The troubled dream of life : Living with mortalityWhat kind of life : the limits of medical progressWhat price better health? : hazards of the research imperativeTaming the beloved beast : how medical technology costs are destroying our health care systemA world growing old : the coming health care challengesMedicine and the market : equity v. choiceThe five horsemen of the modern world : climate, food, water, disease, and obesityEthics teaching in higher education
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Callahan, Daniel

Callahan, Daniel 1930-

Callahan, Daniel (Daniel John), 1930-

Callahan, Daniel J. 1930-2019

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Callahan Daniel John 1930-2019

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