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The Resource Handle with Care

Handle with Care

Label
Handle with Care
Title
Handle with Care
Statement of responsibility
by Jodi Picoult
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Jodi Picoult's #1 international bestseller she explores the moral dilemmas faced by the parents of a severely disabled child. When faced with the reality of a child who will be disabled, at which point should an obstetrician counsel termination? Should a parent have the right to make that choice? And as a parent, how far would you go to take care of someone you love?Willow O'Keefe is born with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, which means she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, and a lifetime of pain. As the family struggles to cover medical expenses, her mother Charlotte decides to file a wrongful birth lawsuit against her obstetrician for the compensation which might ensure a lifetime of care for Willow.But it means that Charlotte has to say in a court of law that she would have terminated the pregnancy if she'd known about the disability in advance. And the obstetrician she's suing isn't just her physician - she's her best friend.Handle with Care is an absorbing narrative which also questions the basis of medical ethics and of personal morality. What rights do parents or doctors have to terminate a life? How disabled is too disabled? As a parent, how far would you go to save someone you love?
Summary
Struggling to care for their daughter Willow, who was born with brittle bone disease, Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe add additional strain to their overburdened family life when they file a lawsuit against Charlotte's obstetrician
Storyline
Tone
Character
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299884
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Picoult, Jodi
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
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850
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Handle with Care
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8f8cf50d-68a4-47e5-b1c2-217c1db87c3f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741769777
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Handle with Care
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8f8cf50d-68a4-47e5-b1c2-217c1db87c3f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741769777
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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