Integrity and Personhood: Looking at Patients from a Bio/Psycho/Social Perspective

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This text examines the dominant ways of looking at patient/clinician relationships in healthcare. By challenging these dominant views the author can explore presuppositions that are defective. She further explains how they come to be so readily and uncritically held and reinforced; and, why their implications can have such a profound affect on how we think and act.
Using the methodology of philosopher, John Dewey, the author proposes an alternative bio/psycho/social approach to ...

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Overview

This text examines the dominant ways of looking at patient/clinician relationships in healthcare. By challenging these dominant views the author can explore presuppositions that are defective. She further explains how they come to be so readily and uncritically held and reinforced; and, why their implications can have such a profound affect on how we think and act.
Using the methodology of philosopher, John Dewey, the author proposes an alternative bio/psycho/social approach to understanding the patient/clinician relationship and for resolving increasingly common bioethical issues that arise in healthcare settings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401738460
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Pages: 109
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Pondering the Nature of Obligation. The 'Professional Ethicist and the Health Care Profession. The Focus of this Work. The Broader Implications of the Project. Methodology. Summary of Remaining Chapters. Endnotes. Case Presentations and Case Analyses. Introduction. Principles Standardly Invoked in Health Care Ethics. Beneficence and Non-maleficence. Justice. Autonomy. A Brief Look at the Role Ethical Principles Play in Case Resolution. Case Analyses. The 'Rescue Medicine' Conundrum. Medical Treatment for a Social Ill. Hyperacute Rejection Syndrome. Endnotes. Dewey's Methodology, Purpose and Central Assumptions. Introduction. Dewey's Methodological Perspective. Dewey's Pragmatic Theory of Experience. Science as a Paradigm for Methodology. Concluding Remarks. The Relevance of Dewey's Approach for this Work. Endnotes. Re-assessing Some Traditional Presuppositions about Persons. Of Persons and Patients: Concepts and Experience. A Caution about Concepts. The Myth of the Independent Agent. Zoe and Bios. An Alternative Set of Presuppositions about Persons Based on the Concept of Bios. Autonomy as a Bio/psycho/social Concept. Beneficence and Non-maleficence as Bio/psycho/social Concepts. Justice as a Bio/psycho/social Concept. Characterizing the Ethical through Bio/psycho/social Context. Endnotes. Re-assessing the Cases Presented in Chapter Two from a Bio/psycho/social Perspective. Introduction. Case Analyses. The 'Rescue Medicine' Conundrum. Medical Treatment for a Social Ill. Hyperacute Rejection Syndrome. The Ethics Committee: Solution or Further Symptom? Incorporating a Bio/psycho/social Approach and Perspective into Daily Clinical Practice. A Sample Health Care Ethics Workup Guide. Concluding Remarks. Endnotes. Select Bibliography. Index.

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