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The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease

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The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease by Mary Ann Gardell Cutter
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Our understanding of gender carries significant bioethical implications. An errant account of gender-specific disease can lead to overgeneralizations, undergeneralizations, and misdiagnoses. It can also lead to problems in the structure of health-care delivery, the creation of policy, and the development of clinical curricula. In this volume, Cutter argues that gender-specific disease and related bioethical discourses are philosophically integrative. Gender-specific disease is integrative because the descriptive roles of gender, disease, and their relation are inextricably tied to their prescriptive roles within frames of reference. An integrative account of gender-specific disease carries ethical implications because our understanding of gender-specific disease is evaluative, and our evaluations of gender-specific disease entail judgments concerning the praiseworthiness and blameworthiness of a clinical event. Cutter supports a "both/and" emphasis on context and integration in relation to gender-specific disease and bioethical analyses. While the text mainly focuses on gender-specific diseases that affect women, Cutter also includes examples involving men, children, and members of the LGBT community.

Author Biography

Mary Ann G. Cutter is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Release date NZ
April 18th, 2012
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
4 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
152
Dimensions
152x229x11
ISBN-13
9780415509978
Product ID
18631334

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