Cross Cultural Perspectives in Medical Ethics / Edition 2

Cross Cultural Perspectives in Medical Ethics / Edition 2

by Robert M. Veatch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0763713325

ISBN-13: 9780763713324

Pub. Date: 02/01/2000

Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning

It starts with the definitive twentieth century analysis of the Hippoc ratic Oath and then shows how most religious and philosophical traditi ons differ from the ethical commitments contained in that classic docu ment. Some like the quaint, medieval "Hippocratic Oath In So Far as a Christian May Swear It," show how it is impossible to commit to both t he

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It starts with the definitive twentieth century analysis of the Hippoc ratic Oath and then shows how most religious and philosophical traditi ons differ from the ethical commitments contained in that classic docu ment. Some like the quaint, medieval "Hippocratic Oath In So Far as a Christian May Swear It," show how it is impossible to commit to both t he Hippocratic Oath and the Christian (or Jewish) religion at the same time. Others, representing modern secular liberal political philosoph y, show how the mainstream of Western law and philosophy are radically at odds with the Hippocratic tradition. Still others reflect ancient Eastern cultures—Hinduism, Buddhism, and the philosophies of China—o r other traditions outside the modern, liberal West, such as Islam and Marxism. The second edition includes, for the first time, articles pr esenting perspectives on both African and African-American medical eth ics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763713324
Publisher:
Jones & Barlett Learning
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
2E
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Hippocratic Tradition
-Introduction
-The Hippocratic Oath: Text, Translation, and Interpretation, Ludwig Edelstein
-Declaration of Geneva, World Medical Association
-The Florence Nightengale Pledge
-Solemn Oath of a Physician of Russia

Chapter 2: Modifying the Hippocratic Tradition
-Introduction
-The Oath According to Hippocrates in so Far as a Christian May Swear it
-Medical Ethics, 1803, Thomas Percival
-Principles of Medical Ethics, 1957, American Medical Association
-Toward an Expanded Medical Ethics: The Hippocratic Ethic Revisited, Edmund D. Pellegrino
-Principles of Medical Ethics, 1980, American Medical Association

Chapter 3: The Dominant Western Competitors
-Introduction
-Judaism
-Roman Catholicism
-Protestantism

Chapter 4: Medical Ethics in Liberal Political Philosophy
-Introduction
-Liberalism: The Basic Concept
-Respect for Persons
-Autonomy
-Justice
-Rights-Based Codes
-Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilites: Report to the President of the United States

Chapter 5: Medical Ethical Theories Outside Western Culture
-Introduction
-Eastern Europe
-Islam
-India, Hinduism, and Jainism
-Japan and Buddhism
-Confucianism, Traditional and Contemporary China

Chapter 6: African and African-American Perspectives
-Introduction
-African Medical Ethics
-African-American Medical Ethics

Chapter 7: Hispanic Perspectives
-Introduction
-Hispanic Medical Ethics

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