Uncertainty in Medical Innovation: Experienced Pioneers in Neonatal Care

Perfect | November 1, 2008

byJessica Mesman

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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a site where hi-tech medicine and vulnerable human beings come into close contact. Focusing on a number of medical and ethical challenges encountered by staff and parents, this book provides a new perspective on the complexity of these treatments and the inventiveness of those involved.
 
*Winner of the British Sociology Association's Sociology of Health and Illness Prize*

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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a site where hi-tech medicine and vulnerable human beings come into close contact. Focusing on a number of medical and ethical challenges encountered by staff and parents, this book provides a new perspective on the complexity of these treatments and the inventiveness of those involved. *Winner of th...

JESSICA MESMAN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society Studies, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Her research interests and publications include the anthropology of knowledge and empirical ethics in critical care medicine, particularly on issues of uncertainty and resources of resilience in patient...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:219 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230216722

ISBN - 13:9780230216723

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Table of Contents

1. Neonatology: A Permanent Dynamic of Change
2. Newly Born and Indeterminate
3. Co-Travellers
4. Uncertain Trajectories
5. Beacons on the Horizon
6. The Moral Load
7. The End of the Journey
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