Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-ix

There are so many people who have been instrumental during my writing of this book. First, I would like to thank my mentor, Ana Iltis, for all of her support in this project. I would also like to thank the . . .

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IntroductIon: Approaching Ethical Issues in International Medicine

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pp. 1-18

A woman and child are brought to a small hospital staffed by medical aid workers in Afghanistan with injuries resulting from a suicide bombing at the market where they were . . .

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1 | Medical Facts

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pp. 19-56

Medical facts are not always clear, unambiguous statements of the truth agreed upon by all stakeholders involved in a particular case. Rather, each stakeholder has his or her own . . .

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2 | Goals and Values

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pp. 57-94

The goal of a medical intervention is basically the desired outcome. Patients may have general goals for medical interventions such as cure of disease, extension of life, improvement in quality of life, or the ability to return to normal activities. . . .

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3 | Norms

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pp. 95-130

Norms are standards of behaviors derived from ethical, professional, and legal guidelines. As illustrated in the previous cases, multiple norms are important in the analysis of every . . .

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4 | Limitations

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pp. 131-164

One of the most striking characteristics of international medicine in developing countries is the vast array of limitations faced by medical aid workers and their patients. . . .

Epilogue

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pp. 165-168

Notes

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pp. 169-170

Bibliography

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pp. 171-177