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Philosphical medical ethics forms the basis of the codes of conduct and legal constraints involved in doctors' professional lives. This series of articles presents a British approach to the concepts, assumptions, beliefs, attitudes, and arguments underlying medico-moral decision-making in the context of medical practice. The book serves as an introduction whose aim is to encourage more rigorous analysis of the moral dilemmas confronting all physicians and to contribute to a comprehensive and coherent moral theory for medical practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471912224
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/1991
  • Series: Medical Publications Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.91 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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?

&'grave;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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