Humane Medicine

Humane Medicine

by Miles Little, J. M. Little
     
 

ISBN-10: 052149513X

ISBN-13: 9780521495134

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although its impressive achievements are obvious, modern medicine seems to have failed to satisfy public expectations. Arguing that knowledge of science and ethics cannot heal the rift, this study asserts the need to improve upon communication between physician and patient.

Overview

Although its impressive achievements are obvious, modern medicine seems to have failed to satisfy public expectations. Arguing that knowledge of science and ethics cannot heal the rift, this study asserts the need to improve upon communication between physician and patient.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521495134
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.39(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Confronting the present: confronting the future; 2. The clinical process: a Popperean analysis; 3. Science and the epistemology of clinical medicine; 4. The impact of authority and medical research; 5. Probability: master or servant; 6. Autonomy and a calculus; 7. Ethics and the definition of professionalism; 8. The bioethics committee; 9. Autonomy, logic, hermeneutics and informed consent; 10. Text, context and the medical history; 11. Towards a new medicine; 12. A summary.

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