The Ethics of Diagnosis (Google eBook)

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Diego Gracia
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 1, 1992 - Medical - 312 pages
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A major focus of the philosophy of medicine and, in general, of the philosophy of science has been the interplay of facts and values. Nowhere is an evaluation of this interplay more important than in the ethics of diagnosis. Traditionally, diagnosis has been understood as an epistemological activity which is concerned with facts and excludes the intrusion of values. The essays in this volume challenge this assumption. Questions of knowledge in diagnosis are intimately related to the concerns with intervention that characterize the applied science of medicine. Broad social and individual goals, as well as diverse ethical frameworks, are shown to condition both the processes and results of diagnosis. This has significant implications for bioethics, implications that have not previously been developed. With this volume, 'the ethics of diagnosis' is established as an important branch of bioethics.
  

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Contents

PEDRO LAfNENTRALGO The Ethics of Diagnosis in Ancient
13
DIEGO GRACIA The Ethics of Diagnosis in Early Christianity
19
AGUSTfN ALBARRACfN The Ethics of Diagnosis in the Modern
28
JOSE LUIS PESET Medical Diagnosis and Institutional Settings
41
H TRISTRAM engelhardt JR The Body as a Field
75
DREW LEDER The Experience of Pain and its Clinical Implications
95
Bodily Integrity
106
THOMAS J BOLE ill Bodily Norms and the Ethics of Diagnosis
123
MARY ANN GARDELL CUTTER Value Presuppositions
163
PELLEGRINO Value Desiderata in the Logical
172
KENNETH F SCHAFFNER Problems in Computer Diagnosis
197
HENRIK R WULFF Computers and Clinical Thinking 243
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EDMOND A MURPHY Critique of Diagnostic Formalism
255
BOISAUBIN Human Values in Computer Diagnosis
269
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
301
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MARX WARTOFSKY The Social Presuppositions of Medical
129

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