Philosophy of Neurological Surgery, Page 568

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Issam A. Awad, AANS Publications Committee
Thieme, 1995 - Medical - 249 pages

For the first time, leading scholars in the field of neurosurgery have been assembled to discuss the heritage, current philosophical foundations and future currents of thought influencing the specialty. Philosophy of Neurological Surgery also includes fascinating, useful and original analysis of neurosurgery as an art, a science and a discipline of integral benefit to humanity.

Included in Philosophy of Neurological Surgery:

  • The founding philosophy of neurosurgery
  • Modern neurosurgical philosophy
  • Patient-centered neurosurgery
  • Mind, consciousness and the neurosurgeon
  • The philosophy of dying and death
  • Neurological surgery and clinical science
  • The neurosurgeon and health care policy

(Distributed by Thieme for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

 

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Contents

Neurosurgerys Ideals in Historical Perspective
13
Modern Neurosurgical Philosophy
27
Ethics and Etiquette in Neurosurgery
41
Neurosurgical Morbidity and Complications
67
Neurological Surgery and Biologic Science
105
Neurosurgery and the Surgical Art
125
Neurosurgical Education
137
The NeurosurgeonPatient Relationship as a Framework
145
The Neurosurgeon and Health Care Policy
189
The Neurosurgeon and Modern Technology
197
The Paradox of Success and the NeurosurgeonCompeting Currents
203
Philosophic Issues in
211
Elements of a Philosophy
221
QUESTIONS
227
INDEX
243
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
249

The Neurosurgeon and Academia
153
Neurosurgery and the Law
161

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About the author (1995)

Professor of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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