Life and Death in Intensive Care offers a unique portrait of the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), the place in medical centers and hospitals where patients with the gravest medical conditions--from comas to terminal illness--are treated. Author Joan Cassell employs the concept of moral economies to explain the dilemmas that patients, families, and medical staff confront in treatment. Drawing upon her fieldwork conducted in both the United States and New Zealand, Cassell compares the moral outlooks and underlying principles of SICU nurses, interns, doctors, and surgeons. Using real life examples, Life and Death in Intensive Care clearly presents the logic and values behind the SICU as well as the personalities, procedures, and pressures that characterize every case. Ultimately, Cassell demonstrates the differing systems of values, and the way cultural definitions of medical treatment inform how we treat the critically ill.
IT Security: Risking the Corporation
Even the world's largest and most sophisticated networks are vulnerable to attack-and so is yours. The scenarios described in IT Security:Risking the Corporation expose crucial flaws in operating systems, networks, servers, and software-as well as the vulnerability caused by poor training,...
Crystallization Process Systems
Crystallization from solution is a core technology in major sectors of the
chemical process and allied industries. Crystals are produced in varying sizes
ranging from as small as a few tens of nanometers to several millimetres
or more, both as discrete particles and as structured agglomerates. Well-
established examples include bulk...
Computability Theory: An Introduction to Recursion Theory
The study of the class of computable partial functions (i.e., recursive partial functions)
stands at the intersection of three fields: mathematics, theoretical computer science,
Mathematically, computability theory originates from the concept of an algorithm.
It leads to a classification of functions according...
Ullmann's Fine Chemicals, 3 Volume Set
A compilation of 76 articles from the ULLMANN's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, this three-volume handbook contains a wealth of information on the production and industrial use of more than 2,000 of the most important fine chemicals, from "Alcohols" to "Urea Derivatives".