PERSONHOOD AND HEALTH CARE This book arose as a result of a pre-conference devoted to the topic held June 28, 1999 in Paris, France. The pre-conference preceded the Annual Congress of the International Academy ofLaw and Mental Health. Other chapters were solicited after the conference in order to more completely explore the relation of personhood to health care. The pre conference was held in honor of Yves Pelicier who led so many of our French colleagues in medicine, philosophy, and ethics as Christian Herve notes in his Tribute. As health care is aimed at healing persons, it is important to realize how difficult it is to construct a theory of personhood for health care, and thus, a theory of how healing in health care comes about or ought to occur. The book is divided into four parts, Concepts of the Person, Theories of Personhood in Relation to Health Care and Bioethics, Person and Identity, and Personhood and Hs Relations. Each section explores a critical arena in constructing the relation of personhood to health care. Although no exploration ofthis nature can be exhaustive, every effort was made to present both conflicting and complementary views of personhood from within similar and different philosophical and religious traditions. PART ONE: CONCEPTS OF THE PERSON Tracing the origins of the concept of person from antiquity through present day, Jean Delemeau provides an historical sketch of the development of a wide range of meanings.
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Table of ContentsDedication. Acknowledgments. Contributors. Preface; D.C. Thomasma, et al. Homage to Yves Pélicier; C. Hervé. Part One: Concepts of the Person. 1. The Development of the Concept of Personhood; J. Delumeau. 2. Persons; L.E. Goodman. 3. The Human Person as the Image of God; D. Novak. 4. The Person; J. Bernard. 5. The Failure of Theories of Personhood; T.L. Beauchamp. 6. Personhood: The Vain and Pointless Quest for a Definition; E.L. Erde. 7. Genetic Knowledge and Our Conception; T. Takala. 8. The Concept of the Person and the Value of Life; J. Harris. Part Two: Theories of Personhood in Medicine and Bioethics. 9. The Just and Medical Ethics; P. Ricoeur. 10. The Concept of Person in Bioethics: Impasse and Beyond; H. Doucet. 11. Towards a Social Concept of Person; R.H.J. ter Meulen. 12. A Key Term in Ethics: The Person and His Dignity; S. Plourde. 13. The Confucian Relational Concept of the Person and its Modern Predicament; J. Ci. 14. The Traditional African Perception of a Person; G.B. Tangwa. 15. The Anthropological Concept of Modern Medicine in the Perspective of Theological Ethics; U. Kostka. Part Three: Person and Identity. 16. The Procedural Morphing of the Person: From Self to Property; J.L. Kissell. 17. Personal Identity and Mental Health; E. Matthews. 18. The Person, Filiation, Possession: Concerning Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID);J. Guyotat. 19. Moral and Metaphysical Reflections on Multiple Personality Disorder; D.C. Thomasma. 20. Personhood and a Paradox About Capacity; J. Spike. 21. Precedent Autonomy and Personal Identity; M. Quante. 22. Some Reflections on the Problem of Advance Directives, Personhood, and Personal Identity; H. Kuhse. Part Four: Personhood and its Relations. 23. Cloning, Naturalness and Personhood; M. Häyry, T. Takala. 24. Vulnerable Persons; M. Silberfeld. 25. Human Dignity, Vulnerability, Personhood; D.N. Weisstub, D.C. Thomasma. 26. Personhood and Relational Persons; C.K. Perry. 27. Professionalism and Personhood; M.G. Bloche, K.P. Quinn. 28. Autonomy and Dialogue: About the Patient-Doctor Relationship; J. Nessa. 29. The Medical Interpretation of Pain and the Concept of Person; G.D. Pintos. 30. Suffering, Time, Narrative and the Self; L. Benaroyo. Index.