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Title Value practices in the life sciences and medicine / edited by Isabelle Dussauge, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson and Francis Lee.
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition First edition.

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Subject Bioethics.
Medicine -- Ethics.
Philosophy, Medical.
Value of Life.
Alt Name Dussauge, Isabelle,
Helgesson, Claes-Fredrik,
Lee, Francis, 1974-
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Summary Providing a compelling scholarly statement about the interrelation and pliability of values in the life sciences, medicine and health care, this volume aims to aid our understanding of the roles of power, knowledge production and economic action in the heavily scientised and economised areas of life science and medicine.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Figures; Tables; List of Contributors; 1:On the omnipresence, diversity, and elusiveness of values in the life sciences and medicine; Quod vide value: price quantity, irreducible, and mystified; What to look for when looking for values?; Values as enacted; From matters of concern to stakemaking; How Are Matters of Concerns Made? Valuation Practices and Stakemaking; What Is Worth Knowing? Values and the Epistemic; How Much Is It Worth? Values and the Economic.
Two precursors of the study of values in the life sciencesBiocapital: The Enmeshing of Biology and Economy; Values in the Making of Science: The Moral Economy Perspective; The rudiments of a ̀value practices approach: The four themes of this volume; Introducing the Four Themes of the Volume; Conflicted ̀Public Values; Markets as Carers for Health; Valuing Human and Non-human Bodies; Valuations and Knowledge; Part I:Conflicted ̀Public Values; 2: Key opinion leaders: Valuing independence and conflictof interest in the medical sciences; KOLs: An overview; The physician KOL; The researcher KOL.
Valuing/accepting/denying conflict of interestConclusions; 3: The moral economy of a miracle drug: On exchange relationships between medicalscience and the pharmaceutical industryin the 1940s; Consultation; Procurement; Mediation; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; 4: The third manuscript: Rules of conduct and the fact-valuedistinction in mid-twentieth-centurybiochemistry; The Li affair; Collaboration or competition?; Setting a trap; Presenting results; Publicity; Indictment and defence; The plot thickens; The third manuscript; Editorial matters; Epilogue and discussion; Acknowledgements.
Part II:Markets as Carers for Health5: A moral economy of transplantation: Competing regimes of value in the allocation of transplant organs; Institutionalizing transplantation and transplant organs; Engineering fairness in kidney allocation; A thought experiment in allocation: Livers; Ghosts in the machine: Compassion and complexity; Discussion: The moral economy of transplantation; 6: Critical composition of public values: On the enactment and disarticulationof what counts in health-care markets; Defining or composing public values-The case of health-care Markets.
Market devices for hospital careHow care providers and insurance companies make markets work; A Health-care Purchasing Guide as a Valuation Device; The composition of public values in the Dutch market for hospital care; Conclusions: Critical composition of value practices; Acknowledgements; 7: The mosquito multiple: Malaria and market-based initiatives; The general and the particular; Market-based interventions in malaria; Malaria and market devices; Vaccine certainty; Conclusion; Part III:Valuing Human and Non-human Bodies; 8: Genetic value: The moral economies of cloning in the zoo.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9780191003721 (electronic bk.)
0191003727 (electronic bk.)
1322665281 (ebk)
9781322665283 (ebk)
019968958X (hbk.)
OCLC # 900539761
Additional Format Print version : 9780199689583

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