Truth, Trust and Medicine

Truth, Trust and Medicine

by Jennifer Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415185483

ISBN-13: 9780415185486

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Truth, Trust and Medicine investigates trust and honesty in medicine. It looks at the doctor-patient relationship, raising questions which disturb notions of patients' autonomy and self-determination, such as withholding information and consent and covert surveillance in care units. It will be of interest to those working in medical ethics and applied

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Truth, Trust and Medicine investigates trust and honesty in medicine. It looks at the doctor-patient relationship, raising questions which disturb notions of patients' autonomy and self-determination, such as withholding information and consent and covert surveillance in care units. It will be of interest to those working in medical ethics and applied philosophy, and a valuable resource for practitioners of medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415185486
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxi
1Truthfulness in medical and nursing practice1
2Noble lies and therapeutic tricks8
3Why truthfulness matters28
4What truthfulness requires41
5The teaching we need to preserve truthfulness65
6Doctors and nurses as 'caring pragmatists'78
7Deceptions and concealments in medical and nursing practice94
8Dishonesty in medical research108
9Can doctors and nurses be 'too honest'?130
10Truth and trust: medical ethics today and any day147
Notes158
Bibliography161
Index168

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