Humane Medicineby Miles Little, J. M. Little
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.
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Table of Contents1. 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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