Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care / Edition 1by Hilde Lindemann Nelson, James Lindemann
Pub. Date: 08/17/1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
Table of Contents:TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section I. Metaphysics
Chapter 2: "The Disease of Masturbation: Values and the Concept of Disease,"
Chapter 3: "Free Will and the Genome Project," P. S. Greenspan
Chapter 4: "(In)Equality, (Ab)Normality and the ADA," Anita Silvers
Chapter 5: "Dworkin on Dementia: Elegant Theory, Questionable Policy," Rebecca Dresser
Chapter 7: "Clinical Judgment, Expert Programs, and Cognitive Style: A Counter-Essay in the Logic
of Diagnosis," Marx Wartofsky
Chapter 8: "The Role of Decision Analysis in Informed Consent: Choosing Between Intuition and Systematicity," P.A. Ubel and G. Lowenstein
Chapter 9: "Incommensurability: Its Implications for the Patient/Physician
Robert Veatch and William Stempsey
Chapter 10: "Knowledge at the Bedside: A Feminist View of What's Happening to This Patient,"
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Section III. Ethics
Chap 11: "How
Medicine Saved the Life of Ethics," Stephen Toulmin
Chapter 12: "Getting Down to Cases: The Revival of Casuistry in Bioethics," John Arras
Chapter 13: "The 'Four-principles' Approach," Tom Beauchamp
Chapter 14: , "A Critique of Principlism," K. Danner
Clouser andBernard Gert
Chapter 15: "Moving Forward in Bioethical Theory: Theories, Cases and Specified Principlism,"
Chapter 16: "From the Ethicist's Point of View: The Literary Nature of Ethical Inquiry,"
"Why a Feminist Approach to Bioethics?," Margaret Little
Section IV. Social Philosophy
18: "Health Care Needs and Distributive Justice," Norman Daniels
Chapter 19: "Moral Justice and Legal Justice in Managed Care:
The Ascent of Contributive Justice,"
E. Havvi Morreim
Chapter 20: "Meeting the Challenge of Justice and Rationing," Norman Daniels, Frances Kamm, Eric Rakowski, John Broome, Mary Anne Bailey
Chapter 21: "Justice in the Allocation of Health Care Resources: A
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Section V. Postmodernity
Readings< 22: "Medical Practice and Social Authority," Robert B. Pippin
Chapter 23: "Christian Science, Rational Choice and
Alternative World Views,"
Chapter 24: "'Ambiguous Sex' or Ambivalent Medicine? Ethical Issues in The Treatment of Intersexuality," Alice Domurat Dregner
Chaper 25: "Keeping Moral Spaces Open," Margaret Walker
Chapter 26: "Letting the
Deaf Be Deaf: Reconsidering the Use of Cochlear Implants in Prelingually Deaf Children," Robert A. Crouch
Chapter 27: "Research Bioethics in the Ugandan Context: A Program Summary," Sana Loue, David Okello, Medi Kawuma
bioethics. This volume brings together many fine and familiar standards from the bioethics literature with some striking new voices and new themes. Add to these pieces the Nelsons' interpretive essays, and you have a fine new contribution to bioethics, as well as a strong candidate
text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in bioethics
(Thomas H. Murray, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine)
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