Philosophical Medical Ethics / Edition 1by Raanan Gillon, Gillon
Philosophical Medical Ethics Raanan Gillon BA (Philosophy) MB, BS, MRCP (UK) Director, Imperial College Health Service Editor, Journal of Medical Ethics Deputy Director, Institute of Medical Ethics, London Senior Fellow, Centre for Law and Medical Ethics, King’s College, University of London This book is intended for all who see a need for critical thinking… See more details below
Philosophical Medical Ethics Raanan Gillon BA (Philosophy) MB, BS, MRCP (UK) Director, Imperial College Health Service Editor, Journal of Medical Ethics Deputy Director, Institute of Medical Ethics, London Senior Fellow, Centre for Law and Medical Ethics, King’s College, University of London This book is intended for all who see a need for critical thinking about the moral issues which arise in medical practice. Equally the book is aimed at thoseincluding many doctors, nurses and other health workerswho acknowledge no such requirement, either because they are confident of knowing all they need to know, because they are content to rely on received wisdom, or because they think such issues are irrelevant in practice. Each group will find its views challenged in this book. The author believes that ‘conscience’, ‘integrity’ and ‘good character’ are not enough, and that whatever our moral stance it is necessary to consider the relevance of four moral principlesrespect for autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justicewith each ethical problem we encounter. In doing this, we are unlikely to omit any relevant moral concerns. The book does not attempt to provide answers to specific medicomoral problems, but it does seek to bring more order, consistency and understanding to moral judgements in health care, by reference to a potentially widely acceptable framework for working out the answers. Also available from Wiley on this subject: Health: The Foundations for Achievement David Seedhouse September 1986
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
An Introduction to Philosophical Medical Ethics: The Arthur Case.
Medical Oaths, Declarations, and Codes.
Deontological Foundations for Medical Ethics?
Conscience, Good Character, Integrity, and to Hell with Philosophical Medical Ethics?
''It's All Too Subjective'': Scepticism about the Possibility or Use of Philosophical Medical Ethics.
To What Do We Have Moral Obligations and Why (I)?
Autonomy and the Principle of Respect for Autonomy.
Paternalism and Medical Ethics.
Beneficence: Doing Good for Others.
Justice and Medical Ethics.
Justice and Allocation of Medical Resources.
Telling the Truth and Medical Ethics.
Where Respect for Autonomy Is not the Answer.
On Sickness and on Health.
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