[Book review] just doctoring, medical ethics in the liberal state [Book Review]

Ethics 103 (4):832-834 (1993)

_Just Doctoring_ draws the doctor-patient relationship out of the consulting room and into the middle of the legal and political arenas where it more and more frequently appears. Traditionally, medical ethics has focused on the isolated relationship of physician to patient in a setting that has left the physician virtually untouched by market constraints or government regulation. Arguing that changes in health care institutions and legal attention to patient rights have made conventional approaches obsolete, Troyen Brennan points the way to a new, more aware and engaged medical ethics. The medical profession is no longer isolated, even theoretically, from the liberal, market-dominated state. Old ideas of physician beneficence and altruism must make way for a justice-based medical ethics, assuming a relationship between equals more compatible with liberal political philosophy. Brennan offers clinical examples of many of today's most challenging medical problems—from informed consent to care rationing and the repercussions of the HIV epidemic—and gives his recommendation for a new ethical perspective. This lively and controversial plea for a rethinking of medical ethics goes right to the heart of medical care at the end of the twentieth century
Keywords Medical ethics
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ISBN(s) 0520073339     9780520073333
DOI 10.1086/293564
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Invoking the Law in Ethics Consultation.Bethany Spielman - 1993 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2 (4):457.
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Physicians and Futile Care: Using Ethics Committees to Slow the Momentum.Troyen A. Brennan - 1992 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 20 (4):336-339.
Physicians and Futile Care: Using Ethics Committees to Slow the Momentum.Troyen A. Brennan - 1992 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 20 (4):336-339.

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