Moral Theory and Medical Practice
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Moral Theory and Medical Practice by K. W. M. Fulford
Book DescriptionIn this unique study Fulford combines the disciplines of rigorous philosophy with an intimate knowledge of psychopathology to overturn traditional hegemonies. The patient replaces the doctor at the heart of medicine. Moral theory and the logic of evaluation replace epistemology as the focus of philosophical enquiry. Ever controversial, mental illness is at the interface of philosophy and medicine. Mad or bad? Dissident or diseased? Dr Fulford shows that it is possible to achieve new insights into these traditional dilemmas, insights at once practically relevant and philosophically significant.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521388696
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author K. W. M. Fulford
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Essential Values-Based Practice, Paperback (March 2012)
Helps clinicians acquire and develop the processes and skills of values-based practice, improving outcomes for patients, carers and clinicians.
Healthcare Ethics and Human Values, Paperback (January 2002)
Illustrates the importance of diversity of human values throughout healthcare. The readings in this title are organized around the main stages of the clinical encounter from the patient's perspective. It features selections from literature and poetry, canonical and commissioned articles, and narrative by patients, care givers, and professionals.
Heart and Soul, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by K. W. M. Fulford
A collection of essays which examine those concepts and questions which are at the heart of both psychotherapy and philosophy. Contributors draw on a wide range of philosophical approaches, looking at the work of key figures such as Wittgenstein, Socrates, Kierkegaard, Foucault, Lacan and Klein.
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