The Patient-Physician Relation: The Patient as Partner, Part 2

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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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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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