A Short History of Medical Ethics
By (author) Albert R. Jonsen
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Short History of Medical Ethics by Albert R. Jonsen
Book DescriptionA physician says "I have an ethical obligation never to cause the death of a patient," another responds, "My ethical obligation is to relieve pain even if the patient dies." The current argument over the role of physicians in assisting patients to die constantly refers to the ethical duties of the profession. References to the Hippocratic Oath are often heard. Many modern problems, from assisted suicide to accessible health care, raise questions about the traditional ethics of medicine and the medical profession. However, few know what the traditional ethics are and how they came into being. This book provides a brief tour of the complex story of medical ethics evolved over centuries in both Western and Eastern culture. It sets this story in the social and cultural contexts in which the work of healing was practised and suggest that, behing the many different perceptions about the ethical duties of physicians, certain themes appear constantly, and may be relevant to modern debates. The book begins with the Hippocratic medicine of ancient Greece, moves through the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Enlightenment in Europe, and the long history of Indian and Chinese medicine, ending as the problems raised modern medical science and technology challenge the settled ethics of the long tradition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195369847
(235mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Albert R. Jonsen
Clinical Ethics, Paperback (July 2015)
Clinical Ethics teaches healthcare providers how to effectively identify, evaluate, and resolve ethical issues in clinical medicine.
Birth of Bioethics, Paperback (August 2003)
This work is a broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies.
Patient as Person, Paperback (May 2002)
Physicians are increasingly wrestling with new moral choices. This work by theologian Paul Ramsey, first published 30 years ago, anticipated and addressed these moral and ethical issues. This second edition includes a new foreword and essays that should help to locate and interpret Ramsey.
Source Book in Bioethics, Paperback (September 1999)» View all books by Albert R. Jonsen
Offers a comprehensive collection of the critical public documents in biomedical ethics. Covering the period from 1947 to 1995, this volume brings together core legislative documents, court briefs, and reports by professional organizations, public bodies, and governments around the world.
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