Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library Acquisitions during September 2018

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Personalized medicine : empowered patients in the 21st century?
Prainsack, Barbara, author
New York : New York University Press, [2017]
Setting the stage for personalized medicine -- The patient researcher -- Always on : the transmitting patient -- Beyond empowerment -- Just profit? -- Beyond individualism -- The social life of evidence in personalized medicine -- Conclusion: Patient work in the context of personalization.

"Personalized Medicine investigates the recent movement for patients' involvement in how they are treated, diagnosed, and medicated; a movement that accompanies the increasingly popular idea that people should be proactive, well-informed participants in their own healthcare. While it is often the case that participatory practices in medicine are celebrated as instances of patient empowerment or, alternatively, are dismissed as cases of patient exploitation, Barbara Prainsack challenges these views to illustrate how personalized medicine can give rise to a technology-focused individualism, yet also present new opportunities to strengthen solidarity. Facing the future, this book reveals how medicine informed by digital, quantified, and computable information is already changing the personalization movement, providing a contemporary twist on how medical symptoms or ailments are shared and discussed in society."--Provided by publisher.
Matthews Fuller RM301.3.G45 P348 2017

Advice for future corpses * and those who love them : a practical perspective on death and dying
Tisdale, Sallie, author
New York : Touchstone, [2018]
The dangerous situation -- Resistance -- A good death -- Communication -- Last months -- Where? -- Last weeks -- Last days -- That moment -- Bodies -- Grieving -- Joy.

From the sublime (the faint sound of Mozart as you take your last breath) to the ridiculous (lessons on how to close the sagging jaw of a corpse), Tisdale leads the reader through the peaks and troughs of death with a calm, wise, and humorous hand. Advice for Future Corpses is more than a how-to manual or a spiritual bible: it is a graceful compilation of honest and intimate anecdotes based on the deaths Tisdale has witnessed in her work and life, as well as stories from cultures, traditions, and literature around the world.
Matthews Full Consumer He HQ1073 .T57 2018