Stories and Their Limits: Narrative Approaches to Bioethics

Stories and Their Limits: Narrative Approaches to Bioethics

by Hilde Lindemann Nelson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415919096

ISBN-13: 9780415919098

Pub. Date: 10/29/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Narratives have always played a prominent role in both bioethics and medicine; the fields have attracted much storytelling, ranging from great literature to humbler stories of sickness and personal histories. And all bioethicists work with cases--from court cases that

shape policy matters to case studies that chronicle sickness. But how useful are these various

Overview

Narratives have always played a prominent role in both bioethics and medicine; the fields have attracted much storytelling, ranging from great literature to humbler stories of sickness and personal histories. And all bioethicists work with cases--from court cases that

shape policy matters to case studies that chronicle sickness. But how useful are these various narratives for sorting out moral matters? What kind of ethical work can stories do--and what are the limits to this work? The new essays in Stories and Their Limits offer

insightful reflections on the relationship between narratives and ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415919098
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/29/1997
Series:
Reflective Bioethics Series
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Hilde Lindemann Nelson -- <%INTRODUCTION%> How to do Things With Stories

I. TELLING THE PATIENT'S STORY

1. Thomas H. Murray -- What Do We Mean by "Narrative Ethics?"

2. Howard Brody -- Who Gets to Tell the Story? Narrative in Postmodern

Bioethics

3. Arthur W. Frank -- Enacting Illness Stories: When, What, and Why

4. John Hardwig -- Autobiography, Biography, and Narrative Ethics

5. John D. Arras -- Nice Story, But So What? Narratice and Justification in Ethics

II. READING

NARRATIVES OF ILLNESS

6. Rita Charon -- The Ethical Dimensions of Literature: Henry James's The Wings of the Dove

7. Charles Weijer -- Film and Narratives in Bioethics: Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru

8. Tom Tomlinson -- Perplexed about Narrative

Ethics

9. Mark Kuczewski -- Bioethics' Consensus on Method: Who Could Ask fo Anything More?

III. LITERARY CRITICISM IN THE CLINIC

10. Anne Hunsaker Hawkins -- Medical Ethics and the Epiphanic Dimension of Narrative

11. Tod Chambers -- What to

Expect from an Ethics Case (and What It Expects from You)

12. Martha Montello -- Narrative Competence

13. Jan Marta -- Toward a Bioethics for the Twenty-First Century: A Ricoeurian Poststructuralist Narrative Hermeneutic Approach to Informed Consent

IV.

NARRATIVES INVOKED

14. Kathryn Montgomery Hunter -- Aphorisms, Maxims, and Old Saws: Narrative Rationality and the Negotiation of Clinical Choice

15. Rohnald A. Carson -- The Moral of the Story

16. Lois LaCivita Nixon -- Medical Humanities: Pyramids

and Rhomboids in the Rationalist World of Medicine

17. James F. Childress -- Narrative(s) Versus Norm(s): A Misplaced Debate in Bioethics

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