Personhood and Health Care

Kluwer Academic Pub. (2001)
Abstract
This book offers a rich variety of thoughtful explorations on the nature of the human person especially as related to health care, medicine, and mental health. Rarely are so many different viewpoints collected in one place about the intriguing puzzle that is the concept of person, human dignity, and the special place human beings hold in the goals of healing and the social structures of medical delivery. Ramifications of the theory of personhood are presented for bioethics, genetics, individuality, uniqueness, international law, feminism, and human rights in health care. Intended for professionals in the fields of philosophy of medicine, law, and bioethics, this book will also appeal to psychologists and medical anthropologists.
Keywords Medical ethics  Bioethics  Persons  Agent (Philosophy  Medical care
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Call number R724.T536 2001
ISBN(s) 9048158583
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