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Koch, Tom 1949-

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Works: 25 works in 151 publications in 2 languages and 8,891 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Newspapers  Maps  Geographic information systems  Miscellanea  Drama  Situation comedies (Television programs) 
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Most widely held works about Tom Koch
 
Most widely held works by Tom Koch
Scarce goods : justice, fairness, and organ transplantation by Tom Koch( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Thieves of virtue : when bioethics stole medicine by Tom Koch( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bioethics emerged in the 1960s from a conviction that physicians and researchers needed the guidance of philosophers in handling the issues raised by technological advances in medicine. It blossomed as a response to the perceived doctor-knows-best paternalism of the traditional medical ethic and today plays a critical role in health policies and treatment decisions. Bioethics claimed to offer a set of generally applicable, universally accepted guidelines that would simplify complex situations. In this book the author contends that bioethics has failed to deliver on its promises. Instead, he argues, bioethics has promoted a view of medicine as a commodity whose delivery is predicated not on care but on economic efficiency. At the heart of bioethics, he writes, is a "lifeboat ethic" that assumes scarcity of medical resources is a natural condition rather than the result of prior economic, political, and social choices. The idea of natural scarcity requiring ethical triage signaled a shift in ethical emphasis from patient care and the physician's responsibility for it to neoliberal accountancies and the promotion of research as the preeminent good. The solution to the failure of bioethics is not a new set of simplistic principles. Here the author points the way to a transformed medical ethics that is humanist, responsible, and defensible. -- From publisher's website
Mirrored lives : aging children and elderly parents by Tom Koch( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the geriatric decline connected to non-terminal illness in old age in this look at the declining years of the author's father; a narrative record of an elderly man unable to accept the physical realities of his state, this also chronicles the issues and mechanics of the aging child's role in caring for a parent
Cartographies of disease : maps, mapping, and medicine by Tom Koch( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From cholera to AIDS, Dr. Koch introduces you to the people who have created maps of disease - and what motivated them to map these phenomena. He carefully distinguishes the differences between mapmaking and map thinking, making clear through his examination of maps of disease what mapmakers and map readers everywhere should consider: maps shape the way you see the world. Reading Cartographies of Disease will make you think, and make you think more carefully about how you read maps."--BOOK JACKET
A place in time : care givers for their elderly by Tom Koch( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalism for the 21st century : online information, electronic databases, and the news by Tom Koch( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age speaks for itself : silent voices of the elderly by Tom Koch( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This presentation of the narratives of 11 elderly people questions stereotypes and encourages a reconfiguration of our current thinking. By reviewing and discussing myths of age and comparing them to the realities of the lives of these 11 people, Koch reconfirms the age-old adage: "respect your elders." Respect for our elders can be more than just a habit as this important book proves by allowing the elderly to literally speak for themselves. This is a must read for anyone who has ever thought about the implications of growing old in American society."--Jacket
Disease maps : epidemics on the ground by Tom Koch( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the seventeenth century, a map of the plague suggested a radical idea--that the disease was carried and spread by humans. In the nineteenth century, maps of cholera cases were used to prove its waterborne nature. More recently, maps charting the swine flu pandemic caused worldwide panic and sent shockwaves through the medical community. In Disease Maps, Tom Koch contends that to understand epidemics and their history we need to think about maps of varying scale, from the individual body to shared symptoms evidenced across cities, nations, and the world. Disease Maps begins with a brief review of epidemic mapping today and a detailed example of its power. Koch then traces the early history of medical cartography, including pandemics such as European plague and yellow fever, and the advancements in anatomy, printing, and world atlases that paved the way for their mapping. Moving on to the scourge of the nineteenth century--cholera--Koch considers the many choleras argued into existence by the maps of the day, including a new perspective on John Snow's science and legacy. Finally, Koch addresses contemporary outbreaks such as AIDS, cancer, and H1N1, and reaches into the future, toward the coming epidemics. Ultimately, Disease Maps redefines conventional medical history with new surgical precision, revealing that only in maps do patterns emerge that allow disease theories to be proposed, hypotheses tested, and treatments advanced."--Publisher's information
The news as myth : fact and context in journalism by Tom Koch( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The message is the medium : online all the time for everyone by Tom Koch( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Message is the Medium is both a radical reevaluation and a new approach to understanding online data and information systems, - the "Information Highway." It is not another "how-to" guide, although it does contain practical and instructional data. Rather, it offers a general tutorial explaining the system-at-large from the perspective of the user, and the data he or she needs to resolve problems and crises. It thus provides a simple, powerful, and unique explanation to online resources: what they are and what they do for the individual. All chapters are illustrated."--Jacket
The limits of principle : deciding who lives and what dies by Tom Koch( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A twenty-first century science will not easily answer to an eighteenth century philosophy. Abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, and organ transplantation all raise seemingly irresolvable issues. Koch offers new approaches - public and inclusive - that may resolve them. After explaining the limits of principled ethics, he offers new approaches and then uses them to examine two critical issues: how do we decide who will receive organ transplants and "the problem of Baby K," the care or non-care of "brain stem babies." This is a unique, innovative argument that challenges traditional bioethics' approach to complex problems."--Jacket
Ethics in everyday places : mapping moral stress, distress, and injury by Tom Koch( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of moral stress, distress, and injuries inherent in modern society through the maps that pervade academic and public communications worlds
The Wreck of the William Brown : a true tale of overcrowded lifeboats and murder at sea by Tom Koch( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalism in the 21st century : online information, electronic databases and the news by Tom Koch( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watersheds : stories of crisis and renewal in our everyday lives by Tom Koch( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purchase of copy 2 of this book was made possible through the "Bridging the Gap" program
Second chances : crises and renewal in our everyday lives by Tom Koch( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheng ming zhi wu by Ke Qu( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of space and time in traditional China : notes towards a predictive theory of culture by Tom Koch( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A place in time : care givers for their elderly by Tom Koch( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This work tells the personal stories of ordinary grandchildren, children and spouses who have provided care for their aging and fragile relatives. These narratives range from Toronto to Honolulu, and "are stories of wellness, not despair". This book follows "Mirrored Lives", and gives vital advice and wisdom to families and caregivers
Mirrored lives : aging children and elderly parents by Tom Koch( Recording )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The author documents his experience in dealing with the frustrations of organizing geriatric care for his father. He records his newly acquired perspective and offers some practical suggestions for the care of the elderly
 
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Mirrored lives : aging children and elderly parents
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Mirrored lives : aging children and elderly parentsCartographies of disease : maps, mapping, and medicineA place in time : care givers for their elderlyJournalism for the 21st century : online information, electronic databases, and the newsAge speaks for itself : silent voices of the elderlyDisease maps : epidemics on the groundThe news as myth : fact and context in journalismThe message is the medium : online all the time for everyone
Alternative Names
Koch, Thomas 1949-

Koch, Tom

Languages
English (146)

Chinese (1)