College academic edits Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine

An academic from Swansea University's College of Human and Health Sciences has co-edited a new book entitled "Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine".

Profesor Steven Edwards works within the Department of Interprofessional Studies, and specialises in philosophy and ethics in healthcare.  He has worked alongside former Swansea University colleague, Thomas Schramme, who is now working at the University of Liverpool, on the two volume collection on the philosophy of medicine, which discusses central concepts in medicine and health care.

Professor Edwards said: "The book will be a useful resource for anyone working in the field of medicine and healthcare. There is a shortage of literature in this area and so the collection is very timely."

Chantal Patel, Head of the Department of Interprofessional Studies at the College of Human and Health Sciences said: "I am very proud of what Professor Steve Edwards and Thomas Schramme have achieved by producing Volumes 1 & 2 of this handbook. These volumes would be invaluable to the many health practitioners in the UK as well as Europe for many years to come. Many of our own colleagues from the College contributed to the two volumes including: Hugh Upton, Jeannette Hewitt, Andrew Bloodworth, Ashley Frawley & David Hughes and I'd like to extend my congratulations to them as well.”