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New on the bookshelf: Recent releases by DMS faculty authors

Ethical Issues in Neurology. By James Bernat, M.D., a professor of medicine (neurology) at DMS; Butterworth-Heinemann; 2002 (second edition). This book offers a comprehensive account of the ethical problems that neurosurgeons and neurologists may face in their practices. It discusses lifesustaining treatments as well as issues involved in euthanasia. The book also analyzes questions that can arise in treating various disorders of the nervous system, ranging from paralysis and dementia to mental retardation.

Talking to Your Kids about Sex from Toddlers to Preteens. By Lauri Berkenkamp and Steven Atkins, Psy.D., an instructor of psychiatry at DMS; Nomad Press; 2002. This practical manual is aimed at helping parents figure out how to begin, and continue, talking with their children about sex. It emphasizes parents' role in the process and contains numerous developmentally grounded examples and recommendations, as well as advice on how to handle the abundance of sexually explicit messages in the media today.

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