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

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

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
Title variation
When religious belief undermines modern medicine
Creator
Author
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
Dewey number
201.661
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.M4
LC item number
O36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine, Paul A. Offit
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The miracle business
  • The peculiar people
  • The divine whisper
  • Standing up
  • Epilogue: the frail web of understanding
  • "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
Control code
ocn885226473
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 253 p.
Isbn
9780465082964
Lccn
2014041626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024618849
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885226473
  • (Sirsi) a1826208
Label
Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine, Paul A. Offit
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The miracle business
  • The peculiar people
  • The divine whisper
  • Standing up
  • Epilogue: the frail web of understanding
  • "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
Control code
ocn885226473
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 253 p.
Isbn
9780465082964
Lccn
2014041626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024618849
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885226473
  • (Sirsi) a1826208

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