Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care / Edition 1

Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care / Edition 1

by Hilde Lindemann Nelson, James Lindemann
     
 

A chief aim of this resource is to rekindle interest in seeing health care not solely as a set of practices so problematic as to require ethical analysis by philosophers and other scholars, but as a field whose scrutiny is richly rewarding for the traditional concerns of philosophy.See more details below

Overview

A chief aim of this resource is to rekindle interest in seeing health care not solely as a set of practices so problematic as to require ethical analysis by philosophers and other scholars, but as a field whose scrutiny is richly rewarding for the traditional concerns of philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415919166
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/17/1999
Series:
Reflective Bioethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

James Lindemann Nelson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Hilde Lindemann Nelson is Director of the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is editor of Feminism and Families (Routledge 1997). They are the authors of The Patient in the Family (Routledge 1995) and Alzheimer's: Answers to Hard Questions for Families (1996).

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Sect. IMetaphysics
The Disease of Masturbation: Values and the Concept of Disease5
On the Distinction between Disease and Illness16
(In)Equality, (Ab)Normality, and the Americans with Disabilities Act28
Free Will and the Genome Project38
Dworkin on Dementia: Elegant Theory, Questionable Policy47
Sect. IIEpistemology
Knowing and Acting in Medical Practice: The Epistemological Politics of Outcomes Research61
Clinical Judgment, Expert Programs, and Cognitive Style: A Counter-Essay in the Logic of Diagnosis73
The Role of Decision Analysis in Informed Consent: Choosing between Intuition and Systematicity80
Incommensurability: Its Implications for the Patient/Physician Relationship95
Knowledge at the Bedside: A Feminist View of What's Happening with This Patient106
Sect. IIIEthics
How Medicine Saved the Life of Ethics121
Getting Down to Cases: The Revival of Casuistry in Bioethics133
The "Four-Principles" Approach147
A Critique of Principlism156
Moving Forward in Bioethical Theory: Theories, Cases, and Specified Principlism167
From the Ethicist's Point of View: The Literary Nature of Ethical Inquiry186
Why a Feminist Approach to Bioethics?199
Sect. IVSocial Philosophy
Health Care Needs and Distributive Justice215
Moral Justice and Legal Justice in Managed Care: The Ascent of Contributive Justice236
Meeting the Challenges of Justice and Rationing265
Justice in the Allocation of Health Care Resources: A Feminist Account289
Sect. VPostmodernity
Medical Practice and Social Authority307
Christian Science, Rational Choice, and Alternative Worldviews321
"Ambiguous Sex" or Ambivalent Medicine? Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Intersexuality332
Keeping Moral Space Open: New Images of Ethics Consulting347
Letting the Deaf Be Deaf: Reconsidering the Use of Cochlear Implants in Prelingually Deaf Children360
Research Bioethics in the Ugandan Context: A Program Summary371
About the Contributors381
Permissions383
Index385

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