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The Resource Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine, Paul A. Offit, M.D.

Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine, Paul A. Offit, M.D.

Label
Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine
Title
Bad faith
Title remainder
when religious belief undermines modern medicine
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Bad Faith, acclaimed physician and author Paul Offit gives readers a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion. Never afraid of controversy, Offit takes a stark and disturbing look at our surprising capacity to risk the health and safety of children in service of our beliefs. He tells the story of two devoted Christian Scientists who are shocked and heartbroken when their infant dies of a treatable disease; of orthodox Jewish parents who risk infecting their babies with herpes during an unsterile circumcision ritual; and of a man who believes his faith can cure his son's diabetes and, when that tragically fails, tries to raise him from the dead. The tangled relationship between religion and medicine may appear to afflict only certain pockets of America, but this phenomenon reaches much further -- whether you are seeking treatment at a Catholic hospital or trying to keep your kids safe from diseases spread by their unvaccinated peers, you'll likely encounter these issues"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Offit, Paul A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BL 65.M4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Child welfare
  • Spiritual healing
  • Patient refusal of treatment
Target audience
adult
Label
Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine, Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-229) and index
Contents
The very worst thing -- A fragile magic -- A vengeful God -- The faith healer next door -- The literal and the damned -- Dialogue of the deaf -- Do unto others -- Ungodly acts -- The miracle business -- The peculiar people -- The divine whisper -- Standing up -- Epilogue: the frail web of understanding
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780465082964
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041626
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885226473
  • (OCoLC)ocn885226473
  • 687600
Label
Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine, Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-229) and index
Contents
The very worst thing -- A fragile magic -- A vengeful God -- The faith healer next door -- The literal and the damned -- Dialogue of the deaf -- Do unto others -- Ungodly acts -- The miracle business -- The peculiar people -- The divine whisper -- Standing up -- Epilogue: the frail web of understanding
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780465082964
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041626
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885226473
  • (OCoLC)ocn885226473
  • 687600

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