Taking sides : clashing views in health and society / [selected, edited, and with issue framing material by] Eileen L. Daniel
Book | 2016 | Twelfth edition.
Available at WCTC Social Issues Collection (RA776.9 .T35 2016)
iv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
"There are no absolute answers to many questions regarding health and wellness issues. Moral questions, controversial concerns, and individual perceptions of health matters all can create opposing views ... This book will introduce you to many ongoing controversies on a variety of sensitive and complex health-related topics. In order to have a good grasp of one's own viewpoint, it is necessary to be familiar with and understand the points made by the opposition."--Introduction.
Includes bibliographical references.
Unit 1. The health care industry -- 1.1. Is the Affordable Care Act successful? -- 1.2. Should the healthcare system continuously strive to extend life? -- 1.3. Does the Affordable Health Care Act violate religious freedom? -- Unit 2. Health and society -- 2.1. Is the cost of treating cancer unsustainable? -- 2.2. Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes? -- 2.3. Is the use of "smart" pills for cognitive enhancement dangerous? -- 2.4. Should embryonic stem cell research be permitted? -- Unit 3. Mind-body relationships -- 3.1. Should addiction to drugs be labeled a brain disease? -- 3.2. Do religion and prayer benefit health? -- Unit 4. Sexuality and gender issues -- 4.1. Is it necessary for pregnant women to completely abstain from all alcoholic beverages? -- 4.2. Should pro-life health providers be allowed to deny prescriptions on the basis of conscience? -- 4.3. Should the cervical cancer vaccine for girls be compulsory? -- 4.4. Is there a valid reason for routine infant male circumcision? -- Unit 5. Public health issues -- 5.1. Is there a link between vaccination and autism? -- 5.2. Do cell phones cause cancer? -- 5.3. Will hydraulic fracturing (fracking) negatively affect human health and the environment? -- 5.4. Is there a valid link between saturated fat and heart disease? -- 5.5. Are restrictions on sugar and sugary beverages justified? -- Unit 6. Consumer health issues -- 6.1. Is weight-loss maintenance possible? -- 6.2. Are energy drinks with alcohol dangerous enough to ban? -- 6.3. Are homeopathic remedies effective? -- 6.4. Do the benefits of statin drugs outweigh the risks?
Daniel, Eileen L., editor.
Clashing views in health and society
Taking sides clashing views in health & society