The Patient in the Family: An Ethics of Medicine and Families

The Patient in the Family: An Ethics of Medicine and Families

by Hilde Lindemann Nelson, James Lindemann Nelson
     
 

Patient in the Family examines the tensions between the two systems devoted to caring for people's deepest vulnerabilities, the health care system and the institution of the family and suggests how they could work better together.

physicians. The new approach provided here is more realistic and expands the context of ethical decision making, taking into

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Overview

Patient in the Family examines the tensions between the two systems devoted to caring for people's deepest vulnerabilities, the health care system and the institution of the family and suggests how they could work better together.

physicians. The new approach provided here is more realistic and expands the context of ethical decision making, taking into account the needs and interests of families coping with the illness of a loved one

(Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics)

(Women and Health)

(British Medical Journal)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415911283
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Series:
Reflective Bioethics Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1A Rivalry of Care1
2Why Families Matter31
3An Ethics for Families55
4Medical Decisionmaking83
5When I'm Sixty-Four119
6When Medicine Makes Babies155
7With Medicine and Justice for All181
Coda: Medicine, Families, and Other Sources of Identity219
References231
Index245

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