First, Do No Harm by Lisa Belkin

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An eye-opening look at the life-and-death decisions that comprise the daily routine of modern medicine reveals how professionals are forced to balance ethics with issues of human suffering, technology, legal liability, and financial reality. 20,000 first printing.
 

About Lisa Belkin

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Lisa Belkin is a reporter for The New York Times. She lives with her husband, Bruce, two sons, Evan and Alex, and dog, Riley, in Westchester County, New York.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Fawcett. 353 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Belkin spent three years observing the ethics committee's meetings at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, talking to doctors, committee members, patients and their families.

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In novelistic detail, Belkin examines the cases of several patients in a Houston hospital and the ethical considerations of their doctors.

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Belkin, a New York Times medical reporter, offers a detailed account of the rigorous moral and ethical considerations given to decisions made in the cases of several patients at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Tex., in the mid to late 1980s.

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