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Murray, Thomas H. 1946-

Works: 47 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 9,256 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, htt
Classifications: RC1230, 174.2
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Most widely held works about Thomas H Murray
Most widely held works by Thomas H Murray
The Human Genome Project and the future of health care( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines how the Human Genome Project will reshape American health care. Leading scholars explore the clinical, ethical, legal, and policy implications of the Genome Project to see how it may affect the forms of health care available, who delivers it, who receives it, and who pays for it. Genetic prediction of future diseases - whether ineluctable certainties such as Huntington's, or uncertain "predispositions" for cancers, heart disease, and the like - will affect how patients and health professionals interact. It may force major reconsideration of certain institutions - such as health, life, and disability insurance - that rely on information about individuals' risks of illness and death. We may question what valid social purposes those institutions play and whether they are likely to become socially and ethically dysfunctional in light of the more extensive predictions that genetic information may make possible
The worth of a child by Thomas H Murray( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this graceful and humane book, Thomas Murray illuminates one of the most morally complex areas of everyday life: the relationship between parents and children. What do children mean to their parents? How far do parental obligations go? What social arrangements and technologies used in conceiving, gestating, and rearing children are ethical? What, from the beginning of life to its end, is the worth of a child? Murray leaves the rarefied air of abstract moral philosophy to reflect on the perplexities of ordinary life and ordinary people. He maintains that ethical theory needs a richer description than it now has of the moral life of parents and children, one that captures the complexity of motives for having and rearing children, and the significance of children in the lives of adults. These issues lead Murray into explorations of some of the most contentious moral and technical problems of our time, among them fertility technologies, prenatal testing, adoption, and abortion
The cultures of caregiving : conflict and common ground among families, health professionals, and policy makers( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Cultures of Caregiving, Carol Levine and Thomas Murray bring together accomplished physicians, nurses, social workers, and policy experts to examine the differences and conflicts (and sometimes common ground) between family caregivers and health care professionals--and to suggest ways to improve the situation. Topics addressed include family caregivers and the health care system; cultural diversity and family caregiving; the changing relationship between nurses, home care aides, and families; long-term health care policy; images of family caregivers in film; and the ethical dimensions of professional and family responsibilities. (Midwest)
Encyclopedia of ethical, legal, and policy issues in biotechnology by Thomas H Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Droit ; Philosophie ; Économie agroalimentaire ; Médecine (général) ; Pharmacie ; génie agroenvironnemental]
Performance-enhancing technologies in sports : ethical, conceptual, and scientific issues( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts in bioethics, sports, law, and philosophy to examine the need for regulating such athletic performance-enhancing technologies as steroids and gene doping. The use of performance-improving drugs in sports dates back to the early Olympians, who took an herbal tonic before competitions to augment athletic prowess. But the permissibility of doing so came into question only in the twentieth century as the popularity of anabolic steroid use and blood doping among athletes grew. Sports officials and others--aided by the development of technologies to test participants for proscribed substances--became concerned over the physical safety of athletes and competitive fairness in sporting events. In exploring the culture, ethics, and policy issues surrounding doping in competitive athletics, the contributors to this volume detail the history and current state of drug use in sports, analyze the distinctions between acceptable and unacceptable usages, evaluate the ethical arguments for and against permitting athletes to avail themselves of new means of improving athleticism, and discuss possible future doping technologies and the issues that they are likely to raise. They explain how and why some athletes resort to doping and assess what the fair opportunity principle means in theory and practice and how it relates to the concept of an equal opportunity to perform. This frank discussion of doping in sports includes accounts by former elite athletes and offers an illuminating exchange over the meaning and value of natural talents and genetic hierarchies and the essence of fair competition
Which babies shall live? : humanistic dimensions of the care of imperiled newborns by Thomas H Murray( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses such poignant themes as the suffering so often associated with neonatal care, including not only that of the infants themselves, but also that of their parents and caretakers. Authors assess the moral significance of this suffering, scrutinize the conflict between science and society over the 'what is best for the infant' principle, and examine the legal concept of privacy as an important element in the refusal of care for seriously ill newborns. -- from Book Jacket
Ethics and newborn genetic screening : new technologies, new challenges( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New technologies and knowledge raise questions about the US public health program screening of newborns for genetic conditions. A scholar in ethics and health policy and the president/ CEO of The Hastings Center (Garrison, New York) introduce 16 chapters by interdisciplinary experts regarding the program's benefits, cost-effectiveness, and ethical, social, policy, and national research agenda issues. For example, they present the debate on whether early diagnosis via screening would improve the prognosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The volume, which includes recommendations and descriptions of several genetic disorders and tests for them, is based on the "Ethical Decision-Making for Newborn Genetic Screening" project
Good sport : why our games matter -- and how doping undermines them by Thomas H Murray( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why are some technologies such as fiberglass vaulting poles and hinged skates accepted in sport while performance-enhancing drugs are forbidden? Yes, performance-enhancing drugs are against the rules, but the people who play and govern sport create those rules; rules can be changed. Should we level the playing field by allowing all competitors to use drugs that allow them to run faster or longer, leap higher, or lift more? In this provocative exploration of what draws us to sport as participants and spectators, Good Sport argues that the values and meanings embedded within our games provide the guidance we need to make difficult decisions about fairness and performance-enhancing technologies. Good Sport reveals what we care about in sport. It describes how the reckless use of biomedical enhancements undermines those values. Implicit in sport's history, rules and practices are values and meanings that provide a sturdy foundation for an ethics of sport that celebrates natural talents and dedication. The way a sport adapts to innovations in equipment, tactics and players makes visible its values and meanings. Performance-enhancing drugs distort the connection between natural talents, the dedication to perfect those talents, and success in sport. Through understanding the fundamental role of values and meanings, we can see not just what we champion in the athletic arena but more broadly what we value in human achievement"--
Feeling good and doing better : ethics and nontherapeutic drug use by Thomas H Murray( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place of drugs in American society is a problem more apt to evoke diatribe than dialog. With the support of the Na­ tional Science Foundation's program on Ethics and Values in Science and Technology, and the National Endowment for the Humanities' program on Science, Technology, and Human Values, * The Hastings Center was able to sponsor such dialog as part of a major research into the ethics of drug use that spanned two years. We assembled a Research Group from leaders in the scientific, medical, legal, and policy com­ munities, leavened with experts in applied ethics, and brought them together several times a year to discuss the moral, legal and social issues posed by nontherapeutic drug use. At times we also called on other experts when we needed certain issues clarified. We did not try to reach a consensus, yet several broad areas of agreement emerged: That our society's response to nontherapeutic drug use has been irrational and inconsistent; that our attempts at control have been clumsy and ill-informed; that many complex moral values are entwined in the debate and cannot be reduced to a simple conflict between individual liberty and state paternalism. Of course each paper should be read as the statement of that particular author or authors. The views expressed in this book do not necessarily represent the views of The Hastings Center, the National Science Foundation, or the National En­ dowment for the Humanities
Healthcare ethics and human values : an introductory text with readings and case studies( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healthcare Ethics and Human Values illustrates the central importance of diversity of human values throughout healthcare. Readings are organised around the main stages of the clinical encounter from the patient's perspective
Trust and integrity in biomedical research : the case of financial conflicts of interest( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News of financial entanglements among biomedical companies and researchers has increasingly called into question the worth and integrity of medical studies, nearly three-fifths of which are funded by industry. This volume assesses the ethical, quantitative, and qualitative questions posed by the current financing of biomedical research. The ten essays collected here reflect the wide range of opinions about perceived financial conflicts of interest in medical studies. The opening section provides an overview of the issue, describing the origins of, and concerns raised by, dubious financial arrangements; explaining how certain common situations intensify problematic funding structures; weighing the risks and benefits of commercialized research funding; and detailing the nature, extent, and consequences of the present relationship among academe, government, and industry in the health sciences. The second section compares how the idea of conflicts of interest differs in biomedical research, legal work, and journalism. It includes a challenging look at the term itself and an argument for managed financial incentives. The final section describes and analyzes the existing regulatory regime, poses questions and directions for future self and external regulation, and provides perspectives from a third-party research company. This considered, balanced discussion will interest scholars of bioethics, public health, and health policy
Improving end of life care : why has it been so difficult?( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ética y la biología sintética : cuatro corrientes, tres informes by Thomas H Murray( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinary aspects of general systems theory : proceedings of the third annual meeting of the Middle Atlantic Regional Division, College Park, Md., September 21, 1974 by Society for General Systems Research( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal research ethics : evolving views and practices( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics of sports technologies and human enhancement by Thomas H Murray( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents articles which focus on the ethical evaluation of performance-enhancing technologies in sport. The collection considers whether drug doping should be banned; the rationale of not banning ethically contested innovations such as hypoxic chambers; and the implications of the prospects of human genetic engineering for the notion of sport as a development of 'natural' talent towards human excellence. The essays demonstrate the significance of the principles of preventing harm, ensuring fairness and preserving meaning to appraise whether a particular performance enhancer is acceptable in the context of sport. Selected essays on various forms of human enhancement outside of sport that highlight other principles and concepts are included for comparative purpose. Sport enhancement provides a useful starting point to work through the ethics of enhancement in other human practices and endeavors, and sport enhancement ethics should track broader bioethical debates on human enhancement. As a whole, the volume points to the need to consider the values and meanings that people seek in a given sphere of human activity and their associated principles to arrive at a morally grounded and reasonable approach to enhancement ethics
Synthetic future : can we create what we want out of synthetic biology?( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making informed consent meaningful( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of ethical, legal and policy issues in biotechnology( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The worth of a child
The worth of a childThe cultures of caregiving : conflict and common ground among families, health professionals, and policy makersEncyclopedia of ethical, legal, and policy issues in biotechnologyPerformance-enhancing technologies in sports : ethical, conceptual, and scientific issuesWhich babies shall live? : humanistic dimensions of the care of imperiled newbornsEthics and newborn genetic screening : new technologies, new challengesFeeling good and doing better : ethics and nontherapeutic drug useHealthcare ethics and human values : an introductory text with readings and case studiesTrust and integrity in biomedical research : the case of financial conflicts of interest
Alternative Names
Murray, Thomas H.

Murray, Thomas Harold‏, 1946-

English (119)

Spanish (4)