Is Etiquette Relevant to Medical Ethics? Ethics and Aesthetics in the Works of John Gregory (1724â1773)
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2 (2):181-187 (1999)
The writings of the Scottish physician and philosopher John Gregory play an important role in the modern codification of medical ethics. It is therefore appropriate to use his work as a historical example in approaching the question how elements of aesthetics were incorporated in 18th century medical ethics. The concept of a Gentleman is pivotal to the entire medical ethics of John Gregory as it provides him with the ethical source of the duty to patients. Gregory makes the trustworthiness of the physician a central point of his medical ethics, and it is in this context that Gregory declares good manners as an essential moral quality of a physician. This paper delineates how good manners are ethically justified in Gregory's medical ethics and concludes with an exploration of the importance of Gregory's conception for present day reflection on the inherence of aesthetics in ethical determinations
|Keywords||aesthetics concept of medicine etiquette John Gregory medical ethics medical history physician as confidante|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Jeannette Pols (2013). Washing the Patient: Dignity and Aesthetic Values in Nursing Care. Nursing Philosophy 14 (3):186-200.
Similar books and articles
Laurence B. McCullough (1999). Hume's Influence on John Gregory and the History of Medical Ethics. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 24 (4):376 – 395.
Heiner Klemme (1999). John Gregory and the Invention of Professional Medical Ethics and the Profession of Medicine, And: John Gregory's Writings on Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine, And: Medicine and Morals in the Enlightenment: John Gregory, Thomas Percival and Benjamin Rush (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (3):535-538.
Gregory E. Pence (2004). Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Bacgrounds. Mcgraw-Hill.
Laurence B. McCullough (2004). The Nature and Limits of the Physician's Professional Responsibilities: Surgical Ethics, Matters of Conscience, and Managed Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 29 (1):3 – 9.
Chester R. Burns (ed.) (1977). Legacies in Ethics and Medicine. Science History Publications.
Rosamond Rhodes (2002). Two Concepts of Medical Ethics and Their Implications for Medical Ethics Education. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (4):493 – 508.
John F. Monagle & David C. Thomasma (eds.) (1992). Medical Ethics: Policies, Protocols, Guidelines & Programs. Aspen Publishers.
Rebecca S. Y. Wong & Usharani Balasingam (2013). Teaching Medical Law in Medical Education. Journal of Academic Ethics 11 (2):121-138.
Andre Vries (1982). Reflections on a Medical Ethics for the Future. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 3 (1):115-120.
John Kultgen (1985). Veatch's New Foundation for Medical Ethics. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 10 (4):369-386.
Nafsika Athanassoulis (ed.) (2005). Philosophical Reflections on Medical Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan.
John Frederic Kilner, C. Christopher Hook & Diane B. Uustal (eds.) (2002). Cutting-Edge Bioethics: A Christian Exploration of Technologies and Trends. W.B. Eerdmans.
Jan Doroszewski (1988). Medical Ethics in Poland. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 9 (3).
Added to index2010-08-31
Total downloads9 ( #359,239 of 1,862,234 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #466,347 of 1,862,234 )
How can I increase my downloads?