The Healthcare Professional as Friend and Healer
Building on the Work of Edmund D.Pellegrino
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Healthcare Professional as Friend and Healer by David C. Thomasma
Book DescriptionThis book illuminates issues in medical ethics revolving around the complex bond between healer and patient, focusing on friendship and other important values in the healing relationship. Embracing medicine, philosophy, theology, and bioethics, it considers whether bioethical issues in medicine, nursing, and dentistry can be examined from the perspective of the healing relationship rather than external moral principles. Distinguished contributors explore the role of the health professional, the moral basis of health care, greater emphasis on the humanities in medical education, and some of the current challenges facing healers today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780878408108
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Georgetown University Press
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David C. Thomasma
Ward Ethics, Paperback (June 2001)
Over 80 actual cases, and expert commentaries, on the ethical problems medical trainees may encounter.
Helping and Healing, Paperback (February 1997)
Exploring the moral foundations of the healing relationship, this title looks at the ways a religious perspective shapes the healing relationship and the ethics of that relationship. It argues that religion provides insights into medical practice and morality that cannot be ignored, even in our morally heterogeneous society.
Birth to Death, Paperback (July 1996)
Reviews recent medical advances and discusses their ethical and moral implications.
Christian Virtues in Medical Practice, Hardback (April 1996)» View all books by David C. Thomasma
Christian health care professionals in our secular and pluralistic society often face uncertainty about the place religious faith holds in medical practice. Through an examination of a virtue-based ethics, this book proposes a theological view of medical ethics that helps the Christian physician reconcile faith, reason, and professional duty.
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Author Biography - David C. Thomasma
David C. Thomasma is the Fr. Michael I. English, SJ, Professor of Medical Ethics and Director of the Medical Humanities Program at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. Among his more than twenty books is Helping and Healing, with Edmund D. Pellegrino (Georgetown, 1997). Judith Lee Kissell is an assistant professor at Georgia College and State University.
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