David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2 (3):225-229 (1999)
Medical ethics could be better understood if some basic theoretical aspects of practices in health care are analysed. By discussing the underlying ethical principles that govern medical practice, the student should also become familiar with the notion that medical ethics is much more than the external application of socially accepted moral standards. Professions in general and medicine in particular have internal values that command their moral virtuosity at the same time as their technical excellence. Three examples where clinical practice can be clearly shown to require an ethical analysis are given: medical praxiology illustrates the motives, means and aims of physicians and patients; clinical decision-making as a practical syllogism that reaches prescriptive conclusions based on medical knowledge and the patient's wishes/intentions. Finally, diagnostics as an ethical bayesian approach is discussed, where the patient informedly decides the benefits and risks of further testing
|Keywords||clinical syllogism diagnostics external/internal ethics medical ethics medical praxiology philosophy of medicine|
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Alan G. Johnson (2006). Making Sense of Medical Ethics: A Hands-on Guide. Distributed in the U.S.A. By Oxford University Press.
Alastair V. Campbell (ed.) (1997). Medical Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Henk A. M. J. Ten Have & Annique Lelie (1998). Medical Ethics Research Between Theory and Practice. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (3).
Henk Have (1994). The Hyperreality of Clinical Ethics: A Unitary Theory and Hermeneutics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 15 (2).
Gene H. Stollerman (1984). Promoting Patient Autonomy: Looking Back. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 5 (1).
Peter Hucklenbroich (1998). Steps Towards a Theory of Medical Practice. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (3):215-228.
Jane Stein (1978). Making Medical Choices: Who is Responsible? Houghton Mifflin.
G. Chemnitz & E. Feingold (1980). A Report on the Development and Prospects of Medical Psychology in the Federal Republic of Germany. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 1 (3):369-374.
David C. Thomasma & Edmund D. Pellegrino (1981). Philosophy of Medicine as the Source for Medical Ethics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2 (1):5-11.
Alastair V. Campbell (1992). Practical Medical Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Edmund D. Pellegrino (2008). The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn: A Pellegrino Reader. University of Notre Dame Press.
Nancy Berlinger (2005). After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Rosamond Rhodes (2002). Two Concepts of Medical Ethics and Their Implications for Medical Ethics Education. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (4):493 – 508.
Joel Frader (1991). Teaching Clinical Ethics in the Residency Years: Preparing Competent Professionals. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (1):93-112.
Samuel Gorovitz (1982/1985). Doctors' Dilemmas: Moral Conflict and Medical Care. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2010-08-31
Total downloads10 ( #145,939 of 1,100,968 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #34,379 of 1,100,968 )
How can I increase my downloads?