Medical Nihilism. Know of a really good book that is missing from this list? Email your suggestion or tweet the title and author to LessIsMoreMed. Read a Book. If you are interested in the Less is More approach, you may already be providing or seeking healthcare at least somewhat in this way. But you might also be wondering: "what more can I do? Overtreated By Shannon Brownlee. Bradley, Lauren A. You Bet Your Life! This paper offers such reflection on the obligation to do no harm.
Drawing on work by Beauchamp and Childress and Pellegrino and Thomasma, I argue that the libertarian model of medical ethics offered by Engelhardt cannot adequately sustain an obligation to do no harm. Because the obligation to do no harm is not based simply o… Read more Edmund Pellegrino has argued that the dramatic changes in American health care call for critical reflection on the traditional norms governing the therapeutic relationship.
Because the obligation to do no harm is not based simply on a negative duty of nonmaleficence but also on a positive duty of beneficence, I argue that it is best understood to derive from the fiduciary nature of the healing relationship. Carol Gilligan has identified two orientations to moral understanding; the dominant justice orientation and the under-valued care orientation.
Based on her discernment of a voice of care, Gilligan challenges the adequacy of a deontological liberal framework for moral development and moral theory. This paper examines how the orientations of justice and care are played out in medical ethical theory.
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Specifically, I question whether the medical moral domain is adequately described by the norms of i… Read more Carol Gilligan has identified two orientations to moral understanding; the dominant justice orientation and the under-valued care orientation. Specifically, I question whether the medical moral domain is adequately described by the norms of impartiality, universality, and equality that characterize the liberal ideal.
My analysis of justice -oriented medical ethics, focuses on the libertarian theory of H.
Engelhardt and the contractarian theory of R. I suggest that in the work of E. Thomasma we find not only a more authentic representation of medical morality but also a project that is compatible with the care orientation's emphasis on human need and responsiveness to particular others.
Medical Harm: Historical, Conceptual, and Ethical Dimensions of Iatrogenic Illness.
Medical Ethics Justice. In this paper, I examine the notion of accountability and its historical evolution in health care.
Using medical mistakes and adverse patient outcomes as my focus, I examine the interests served by particular models of accountability and argue for a model of collective fiduciary responsibility in U. Biomedical Ethics Autonomy in Applied Ethics. This paper encourages greater awareness of the political, economic, and normative assumptions that give meaning to these concepts. Applied Ethics. Publisher: Cambridge University Press , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.
View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title It is estimated that up to thirteen percent of hospital admissions result from the adverse effects of diagnosis or treatment, and that anywhere from 44, to 98, hospital deaths annually are the result of errors. Book Description : It is estimated that up to thirteen percent of hospital admissions result from the adverse effects of diagnosis or treatment, and that almost seventy percent of iatrogenic complications are preventable.
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