Overview:Surgically Shaping Children: Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality - At a time when medical technologies make it ever easier to enhance our minds and bodies, a debate has arisen about whether such efforts promote a process of "normalization," which makes it ever harder to tolerate the natural anatomical differences among us. The debate becomes especially complicated when it addresses the surgical alteration, or "shaping," of children. This volume explores the ethical and social issues raised by the recent proliferation of surgeries designed to make children born with physical differences look more normal.Using three cases-surgeries to eliminate craniofacial abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate, surgeries to correct ambiguous genitalia, and surgeries to lengthen the limbs of children born with dwarfism-the contributors consider the tensions parents experience when making such life-altering decisions on behalf of or with their children.The essays in this volume offer in-depth examinations of the significance and limits of surgical alteration through personal narratives, theoretical reflections, and concrete suggestions about how to improve the decision-making process. Written from the perspectives of affected children and their parents, health care providers, and leading scholars in philosophy, sociology, history, law, and medicine, this collection provides an integrated and comprehensive foundation from which to consider a complex and controversial issue. It takes the reader on a journey from reflections on the particulars of current medical practices to reflections on one of the deepest and most complex of human desires: the desire for normality.ContributorsPriscilla Alderson, Adrienne Asch, Cassandra Aspinall, Alice Domurat Dreger, James C. Edwards, Todd C. Edwards, Ellen K. Feder, Arthur W. Frank, Lisa Abelow Hedley, Eva Fedder Kittay, Hilde Lindemann, Jeffery L. Marsh, Paul Steven Miller, Sherri G. Morris, Wendy E. Mouradian, Donald L. Patrick, Nichola Rumsey, Emily Sullivan Sanford, Tari D. Topolski

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725736-9780801890901. It was written by the following authors: Erik Parens. Book Surgically Shaping Children: Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality, which can be read online, published by the company: Johns Hopkins University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Medicine, Science, Technology. The book was published on 2008-10-21 00:00:00. It has 304 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 408 g. File for download Surgically Shaping Children: Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality has PDF format and is called surgically-shaping-children-technology-ethics-and-the-pursuit-of-normality.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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