David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (4):337-352 (1998)
The word dignity is frequently used both in clinical and philosophical discourse when referring to and describing the ideal conditions of the patient's treatment, particularly the dying patient. An exploration of the variety of meanings associated with the word dignity will note dignity's ambiguous usage and reveal instrumental concepts needed to better understand the discourse of the dying. When applied to a critique of recent and contemporary criticisms of the medical community's handling of the dying, such concepts might provide a more coherent notion of dignity. Rather than a separate construct, a death with dignity might be viewed as an interactive process among the dying and their caretakers. Together, this interdependent amalgam engages in humanizing communication aimed toward understanding the final needs and wants of the patient.
|Keywords||communication dialogue dignity dying human humane individual proper worth|
|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
Daniel P. Sulmasy (2013). The Varieties of Human Dignity: A Logical and Conceptual Analysis. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (4):937-944.
Rüdiger Hahn (2012). Inclusive Business, Human Rights and the Dignity of the Poor: A Glance Beyond Economic Impacts of Adapted Business Models. Business Ethics 21 (1):47-63.
Similar books and articles
Erich H. Loewy (1999). Physician Assisted Dying and Death with Dignity: Missed Opportunities and Prior Neglected Conditions. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2 (2):189-194.
Shaoping Gan (2009). Human Dignity as a Right. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):370-384.
Suzy Killmister (2010). Dignity: Not Such a Useless Concept. Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (3):160-164.
Nick Bostrom (2008). Dignity and Enhancement. In Adam Schulman (ed.), Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President's Council on Bioethics. [President's Council on Bioethics.
Nora Jacobson & Diego Silva (2010). Dignity Promotion and Beneficence. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (4):365-372.
Diego S. Silva (2010). Dignity Promotion and Beneficence. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (4):365-372.
Alasdair Cochrane (2010). Undignified Bioethics. Bioethics 24 (5):234-241.
Carol V. A. Quinn (2008). Towards a Social Conception of Dignity. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 22 (1):89-101.
P. Allmark (2002). Death with Dignity. Journal of Medical Ethics 28 (4):255-257.
Felicia Ackerman (1999). Death, Dying, and Dignity. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1:189-201.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads20 ( #92,085 of 1,140,096 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #88,260 of 1,140,096 )
How can I increase my downloads?