The Patient's Ordeal

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"an excellent contribution to medical ethics" —Ethics

"wide-ranging, compassionate, and insightful" —Publishers Weekly

"a sensitive and provocative approach to the study of ethical decision making" —Choice

"[This] sensitive and moving book... compels and merits the grateful, concentrated, and critical attention of all who know, who live with, and who seek to help those human beings to whom terrible things have happened." —BioLaw

"The human contact embodied in The Patient's Ordeal puts the book light-years ahead of others in the field of medical

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Overview

"an excellent contribution to medical ethics" —Ethics

"wide-ranging, compassionate, and insightful" —Publishers Weekly

"a sensitive and provocative approach to the study of ethical decision making" —Choice

"[This] sensitive and moving book... compels and merits the grateful, concentrated, and critical attention of all who know, who live with, and who seek to help those human beings to whom terrible things have happened." —BioLaw

"The human contact embodied in The Patient's Ordeal puts the book light-years ahead of others in the field of medical ethics.... Once the dust from the academic reviews has settled, this book will be one of the few in the field of medical ethics that is thought of as a seminal work, one that has broken new ground. A remarkable, well-written, significant work, it cannot be commended too highly." —Second Opinion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253208705
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1991
  • Series: Medical Ethics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM F. MAY is Cary M. Maguire Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University and author of The Physician’s Covenant: Images of the Healer in Medical Ethics.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

One The Burned
Two The Retarded
Three The Retarded Institutionalized
Four The Gestated and Sold
Five The Battered
Six The Molested
Seven The Aged: Their Virtues and Vices
Eight Afflicting the Afflicted: Total Institutions
Nine The Afflicted Assisting the Afficted: Alcoholics Anonymous
Ten The Afflicted Assiting the Afficted: Organ Donations for Transplants

Postscript
Notes

Indiana University Press

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