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Thursday, July 25, 2019

McClellan: Healthcare and Human Dignity

Frank McClellan has a new book coming in October entitled Healthcare and Human Dignity.  From the blurb:

The individual and structural biases that affect the American health care system have serious emotional and physical consequences that all too often go unseen. These biases are often rooted in power, class, racial, gender or sexual orientation prejudices, and as a result, the injured parties usually lack the resources needed to protect themselves. In Healthcare and Human Dignity, individual worth, equality, and autonomy emerge as the dominant values at stake in encounters with doctors, nurses, hospitals, and drug companies. Although the public is aware of legal battles over autonomy and dignity in the context of death, the everyday patient’s need for dignity has received scant attention. Thus, in Healthcare, law professor Frank McClellan’s collection of cases and individual experiences bring these stories to life and establish beyond doubt that human dignity is of utmost priority in the everyday process of health care decision making.

FRANK McCLELLAN is a professor of law emeritus at the Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia and author of Medical Malpractice: Law, Tactics and Ethics and co-author of Tort Law: Cases, Perspectives, and Problems.

A flyer (with a 30% discount) is here:  Download Mcclellan author flyer (1) (1)

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