Medicine and the Ethics of Care

Author: Diana Fritz Cates
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589013698
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In these essays, a diverse group of ethicists draw insights from both religious and feminist scholarship in order to propose creative new approaches to the ethics of medical care. While traditional ethics emphasizes rules, justice, and fairness, the contributors to this volume embrace an "ethics of care," which regards emotional engagement in the lives of others as basic to discerning what we ought to do on their behalf. The essays reflect on the three related themes: community, narrative, and emotion. They argue for the need to understand patients and caregivers alike as moral agents who are embedded in multiple communities, who seek to attain or promote healing partly through the medium of storytelling, and who do so by cultivating good emotional habits. A thought-provoking contribution to a field that has long been dominated by an ethics of principle, Medicine and the Ethics of Care will appeal to scholars and students who want to move beyond the constraints of that traditional approach.

Medicine and Moral Reasoning

Author: K. W. M. Fulford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521459464
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A collection examining the theoretical basis of medical ethics and the nature of moral thinking.

Bioethics and Moral Content National Traditions of Health Care Morality

Author: H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401709025
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This volume explores the plurality of moral perspectives shaping bioethics. It is inspired by Kazumasa Hoshino's critical reflections on the differences in moral perspectives separating Japanese and American bioethics. It offers a rich perspective of the range of approaches to bioethics and brings into question whether there is unambiguously one ethics for bioethics to apply.

Medicine Health Care Ethics

Author: John F. Morris
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813214831
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Medicine, Health Care, and Ethics adds to this rich tradition with a collection of contemporary essays that represent the very best efforts of current Catholic scholarship in the field of health care and medical ethics.

Healthy Thoughts

Author: Reidar Krummradt Lie
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042911420
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This book, edited by a team of leading European bioethicists, is in all respects an innovative publication. As part of the core materials project of the European Ethics Network, this book collects European perspectives on health care ethics reflecting both the rich philosophical tradition and the broad interdisciplinary network in the field of European health care ethics. In the first part of the book on the physician-patient relationship, the authors present different views on the integration of patient autonomy in the relational structure of the medical profession. Here, the focus is on the reception of patient autonomy in the European context and on European alternatives for the radical understanding of patient autonomy. In the second part of this book, the contributions deal with the ethical problems of clinical research with patients and with the ethical values involved in human experimentation. In the third part of the book, the just organisation of the health care system and the consequent resource allocation are critically examined. With their common European background, the authors want to enrich and encourage the ongoing discussion on the physician-patient relationship, human experimentation and justice in health care from various perspectives and different points of departure. Therefore, this volume is suitable for the interested reader as well as for educational purposes.

The Codification of Medical Morality

Author: R.B. Baker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0585274444
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Like many novel ideas, the idea for this volume and its predecessor arose over lunch in the cafeteria of the old Wellcome Institute. On an atternoon in Sept- ber 1988, Dorothy and Roy Porter, and I, sketched out a plan for a set of conf- ences in which scholars from a variety of disciplines would explore the emergence of modern medical ethics in the English-speaking world: from its pre-history in the quarrels that arose as gentlemanly codes of etiquette and honor broke down under the pressure of the eighteenth-century "sick trade," to the Enlightenment ethics of John Gregory and Thomas Percival, to the American appropriation process that culminated in the American Medical Association's 1847 Code of Ethics, and to the British turn to medical jurisprudence in the 1858 Medical Act. Roy Porter formally presented our idea as a plan for two back-to-back c- ferences to the Wellcome Trust, and I presented it to the editors of the PHI- LOSOPHY AND MEDICINE series, H. Tristram Engeihardt, Jr. and Stuart Spicker. The reception from both parties was enthusiastic and so, with the financial backing of the former and a commitment to publication from the latter, Roy Porter, ably assisted by Frieda Hauser and Steven Emberton, - ganized two conferences. The first was held at the Wellcome Institute in - cember 1989; the second was sponsored by the Wellcome, but was actually held in the National Hospital, in December 1990.

Feminist Perspectives in Medical Ethics

Author: Helen B. Holmes
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253206954
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The fields of medical ethics and women's studies have experienced unprecedented growth during the last twenty years. Along with the rapid pace of development in medicine and biology and changes in social expectations, moral quandaries about the body and social practices involving it have multiplied. Philosophers are uniquely situated to attempt to clarify and resolve these questions. Until recently, however, the subdiscipline of biomedical ethics has reflected mainstream scholars' lack of interest in gender as a category of analysis. The aim of this volume is to show how a feminist perspective advances biomedical ethics. Writing at the forefront of feminist medical ethics, the authors uncover inconsistencies in traditional arguments and argue for the importance of hitherto ignored factors in decision making. The essays include both theory and very specific examples that demonstrate the glaring inadequacy of mainstream medical ethics. This book makes clear the urgent need to correct gender bias and to attend to women's concerns. The reader will come to insist that the values of women are basic to any search for responsible, fair assessment of moral issues in medicine. The contributors are Nora Kizer Bell, Jeannine Ross Boyer, Joan C. Callahan, John C. Fletcher, Sara T. Fry, Helen Bequaert Holmes, Sara Ann Ketchum, James W. Knight, Rosalind Ekman Ladd, Judith Lorber, Heidi M. Malm, Don Marquis, Julien Murphy, Hilde Lindemann Nelson, James Lindemann Nelson, Kelly Oliver, Laura M. Purdy, Sue V. Rosser, Susan Sherwin, Betty A. Sichel, Mary Anne Warren, Virginia L. Warren, Susan Wendell, and Dorothy C. Wertz.

African Traditional Medicine Autonomy and Informed Consent

Author: Peter Ikechukwu Osuji
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319058916
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This book focuses on informed consent in African Traditional Medicine (ATM). ATM forms a large portion of the healthcare systems in Africa. WHO statistics show that as much as 80% of the population in Africa uses traditional medicine for primary health care. With such a large constituency, it follows that ATM and its practices should receive more attention in bioethics. By comparing the ethics of care approach with the ATM approach to Relational Autonomy In Consent (RAIC), the authors argue that the ATM focus on consent based on consensus constitutes a legitimate informed consent. This book is distinctive insofar as it employs the ethics of care as a hermeneutic to interpret ATM. The analysis examines the ethics of care movement in Western bioethics to explore its relational approach to informed consent. Additionally, this is the first known study that discusses healthcare ethics committees in ATM.

Duties to Others

Author: Courtney Campbell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401582440
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Despite reservoirs of moral discourse about duties in religious communities, professional caregiving traditions, and philosophical perspectives, the dominant moral language in contemporary biomedical ethics is that of `rights'. Duties to Others begins to correct this imbalance in our ethical language through theoretical expositions of the ideas of duty and of the `other', and by applied exemplifications of particular duties to identified others that arise in the context of health care. A pronounced multidisciplinary orientation informs this analysis of our moral call to respond to the needs of others. The essays in this volume offer a stimulating intellectual freshness through a continual engagement of theological, professional, and philosophical understandings of the duties that arise in our relationships with others in medicine, nursing, and social contexts. Duties to Others provides provocative challenges about the terrain of our moral world for both students and professionals in biomedical ethics, medicine, philosophy, and theology.

On Moral Medicine

Author: M. Therese Lysaught
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802866018
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In print for more than two decades, On Moral Medicine remains the definitive anthology for Christian theological reflection on medical ethics. This third edition updates and expands the earlier awardwinning volumes, providing classrooms and individuals alike with one of the finest available resources for ethics-engaged modern medicine.