ISBN-10:
0415424682
ISBN-13:
9780415424684
Pub. Date:
02/01/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Values in Medicine: What are We Really Doing to Patients? / Edition 1

Values in Medicine: What are We Really Doing to Patients? / Edition 1

by Donald EvansDonald Evans
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Overview

Written by a leading proponent of the philosophy and ethics of healthcare, this volume is filled with thought-provoking and frequently controversial ideas and arguments. Accessibly written, it provides readers with a timely contribution to the current literature on medical ethics, in which the concept of subjectivity is a key issue characterizing current medical humanities.

Examining the critical assumption that scientifically-demonstrable facts will remove all uncertainty, the author argues that ethical dimensions of clinical practice do not always arise from undisputed facts, but that they are sometimes to be found at the level of the determinations of the facts themselves.

Firmly placing the patient back on centre stage, without underestimating the crucial role which science plays in modern medicine, this volume is an excellent account of ethics and science in healthcare and their proper place in assessing and meeting people’s health needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415424684
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

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