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

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

by Hilde Lindemann Nelson, James Lindemann, Nelso Lindemann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415919150

ISBN-13: 9780415919159

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

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.

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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:
9780415919159
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Reflective Bioethics Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
0.70(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

:TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section I. Metaphysics

Introduction

Readings
Christopher Boorse

Chapter 2: "The Disease of Masturbation: Values and the Concept of Disease,"

H.

Tristram Englehardt

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

Section

II. Epistemology

Introduction

ReadingsSandra Tanenbaum

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

Relationship,"

Robert Veatch and William Stempsey

Chapter 10: "Knowledge at the Bedside: A Feminist View of What's Happening to This Patient,"

Hilde Lindemann Nelson

Section III. Ethics

Introduction

Readings

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,"

David DeGrazia

Chapter 16: "From the Ethicist's Point of View: The Literary Nature of Ethical Inquiry,"

Tod Chambers

Chapter 17:

"Why a Feminist Approach to Bioethics?," Margaret Little

Section IV. Social Philosophy

Introduction

Readings

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

Feminist Account,"

Hilde Lindemann Nelson and James Lindemann Nelson

Section V. Postmodernity

Introduction

Readings< 22: "Medical Practice and Social Authority," Robert B. Pippin

Chapter 23: "Christian Science, Rational Choice and

Alternative World Views,"

Peggy DesAutels

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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