Patient as Person: Exploration in Medical Ethics

Patient as Person: Exploration in Medical Ethics

by Paul Ramsey
     
 
As physicians are faced with new and wonderful options for saving lives, transplanting organs, and furthering research, they also must wrestle with new and troubling choices-who should receive scarce and vital treatment, how we determine when life ends, what limits should be placed on care for the dying, and more. This book by renowned theologian Paul Ramsey, first

Overview

As physicians are faced with new and wonderful options for saving lives, transplanting organs, and furthering research, they also must wrestle with new and troubling choices-who should receive scarce and vital treatment, how we determine when life ends, what limits should be placed on care for the dying, and more. This book by renowned theologian Paul Ramsey, first published thirty years ago, anticipated these moral and ethical issues and addressed them with cogency and power, providing the intellectual foundations for the field of bioethics. This second edition of Ramsey's classic work includes a new foreword by Margaret Farley and essays by Albert R. Jonsen and William F. May that help to locate and interpret Ramsey historically and intellectually

Author Biography: The late Paul Ramsey was Harrington Spear Pain Professor of Religion at Princeton University and the author of many books, among them Basic Christian Ethics, Fabricated Man, and Ethics at the Edges of Life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300017410
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1970

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