The Patient-Physician Relation: The Patient as Partner, Part 2 (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, Jan 22, 1991 - Medical
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"Throughout the past two decades, when medical ethics has had a renaissance, Robert Veatch has been a leading contributor to its dialogue and advance. This collection of his work shows the breadth and the cogency of his thinking.... it is a book worth having." -- Journal of the American Medical Association

"... a fascinating dissection of almost every aspect of the doctor-patient relationship.... strongly recommended reading for all health care workers interested in this rapidly evolving field." -- Queen's Quarterly

"This outstanding discussion of important current medical issues is a valuable addition to academic and professional libraries." -- Choice

"... an important contribution to bioethics... certain to provoke controversy in the field." -- Medical Humanities Review

"Lucid and well-argued... " -- Religious Studies Review

This book heralds the imminent demise of "doctor knows best." In it, Robert M. Veatch proposes a postmodern medicine in which decisions about patient care will routinely involve both doctor and patient -- not only in ethically complex cases such as the termination of life-sustaining treatment, but in everyday care as well.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Parti The Foundations of
9
Professional or Universal?
16
The Ethics of the Anonymous Patient
33
Values in Routine Medical Decisions
47
The Concept of Medical Indications
54
The Principles for Medical Ethics
63
The Individual
77
The Ethics of Dispensing Placebos
127
The Case of the Homosexual Husband
138
The Social ProfessionalPatient Relation
155
DRGs and the Ethics of Cost Containment
162
Care of the Terminally Ill Persistently
179
The Ethical Issues
196
The Ethics of Organ Transplantation
213
The Case of Spina Bifida
222

Malpractice in the Contract Mode
86
The Ethics of Generic Drug Use
92
The Right of Access to Experimental Drugs
98
Ethics of Drugs for Nonapproved Uses
104
When Should the Patient Know? The Death of the Therapeutic
111
Disclosure of Genetic Information
121
An Ethical Analysis
240
The Ethics of Institutional Ethics Committees
250
Contemporary Bioethics and the Demise of Modern Medicine
263
Notes
280
Index
301
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About the author (1991)

Veatch is Professor of Medical Ethics at Georgetown University's Kennedy Institute of Ethics. He has served on the board of the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium since 1988, and on the United Network for Organ Sharing's Ethics Committee from 1989-1995.

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