Bioethics and the Humanities: Attitudes and Perceptions

Routledge-Cavendish (2007)
Abstract
Critiquing many areas of medical practice and research whilst making constructive suggestions about medical education, this book extends the scope of medical ethics beyond sole concern with regulation. Illustrating some humanistic ways of understanding patients, this volume explores the connections between medical ethics, healthcare and subjects, such as philosophy, literature, creative writing and medical history and how they can affect the attitudes of doctors towards patients and the perceptions of medicine, health and disease which have become part of contemporary culture. The authors examine a range of ideas in medical practice and research, including: the idea that patient status or the doctor/patient relationship can be understood via quantitative scales the illusion fostered by medical ethics that doctors, unlike those in other professions, are uniquely beneficent and indeed altruistic. An excellent text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of law, medical ethics and medical healthcare law, Bioethics and the Humanities shows the real ethical achievements, problems and half-truths of contemporary medicine
Keywords Medical ethics  Bioethics  Humanism
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $130.41 new (35% off)   $155.00 used (23% off)   $172.92 direct from Amazon (14% off)    Amazon page
Call number R724.B5644 2007
ISBN(s) 9781844720538   1844720535   0203945026   9780203945025
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 31,334
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Medical Humanities and Medical Alterity in Fiction and in Life.B. Hurwitz - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (1):64-67.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
19 ( #291,055 of 2,225,225 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #249,976 of 2,225,225 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature