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Bioethics and the Humanities: Attitudes and Perceptions


ISBN13: 9781844720521
Published: March 2007
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.99



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Critiquing many areas of medical practice and research whilst making constructive suggestions about medical education, this book extends the scope of medical ethics beyond sole concern with regulation. Illustrating some humanistic ways of understanding patients, this volume explores the connections between medical ethics, healthcare and subjects, such as philosophy, literature, creative writing and medical history and how they can affect the attitudes of doctors towards patients and the perceptions of medicine, health and disease which have become part of contemporary culture.

The authors examine a range of ideas in medical practice and research, including: the idea that patient status or the doctor/patient relationship can be understood via quantitative scales; and the illusion fostered by medical ethics that doctors, unlike those in other profession, are uniquely beneficent and indeed altruistic.

An excellent text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of law, medical ethics and medical healthcare law, "Bioethics and the Humanities" shows the real ethical achievements, problems and half-truths of contemporary medicine.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Introduction
Part 1: Bioethics and the Humanities
1. Bioethics and the Medical Humanities
Part 2: Medical Humanities: the Critical Function of Philosophy
2. Moral Philosophy and Bioethics
3. Logic and Epistemology
4. Political Philosophy and Bioethics
5. Medical Half Truths
Part 3: Medical Humanities: the Supplementary Function of Literature and the Arts
6. Literature and the Ethical Perspective
7. Arts in Health
8. Teaching and Research
Part 4: General Conclusions
9. A Humanistic Broadening of Bioethics
Index

Series: Biomedical Law & Ethics Library

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Medical Ethics in China: A Transcultural Interpretation ISBN 9780415724562
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The Connected Self: The Ethics and Governance of the Genetic Individual ISBN 9781107008601
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Bioethics: Methods, Theories, Domains ISBN 9780415609913
Published October 2011
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Healthcare Research Ethics and Law: Regulation, Review and Responsibility ISBN 9780415429177
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The Body in Bioethics ISBN 9781844720569
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Medicine, Malpractice and Misapprehensions ISBN 9780415428095
Published December 2007
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Values in Medicine: What are we Really Doing to Patients? ISBN 9780415424684
Published December 2007
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Values in Medicine: What are we Really Doing to Patients? ISBN 9780415424691
Published December 2007
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Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law: From Conflict to Compromise ISBN 9781844721061
Published November 2007
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Assisted Dying: Reflections on the Need for Law Reform ISBN 9781844720545
Published November 2007
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The Best Interests of the Child in Healthcare ISBN 9781844720422
Published October 2007
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Impairment and Disability: Law and Ethics at the Beginning and End of Life ISBN 9781844720408
Published February 2007
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The Harm Paradox: Tort Law and the Unwanted Child in an Era of Choice ISBN 9781844721085
Published January 2007
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Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation ISBN 9781844720903
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