Medical Harm: Historical, Conceptual and Ethical Dimensions of Iatrogenic Illness

Medical Harm: Historical, Conceptual and Ethical Dimensions of Iatrogenic Illness

by Virginia Ashby Sharpe, Alan I. Faden

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ISBN-13: 9780521571333
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/13/1998
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: 1. Divided loyalties: harm to the profession vs. harm to the patient; 2. Medical epistemology, medical authority and shifting interpretations of beneficence and non-maleficence; 3. Medical harms and patients' rights: the democratization of medical morality; Part II: 4. The moral basis of medicine: why 'do no harm'?; 5. Due care as a specification of the duty to 'do no harm'; 6.Conceptual and ethical dimensions of medical harm; Part III: 7. From hospitalism to nosocomial infection control; 8. Adverse effects of drug treatment; 9. Unnecessary surgery; 10. The concept of appropriateness in patient care; 11. Recommendations for limiting iatrogenic harm; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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