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

Awards:   Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1991.
Author:   Robert M. Veatch
Publisher:   Indiana University Press
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9780253362070


Pages:   322
Publication Date:   22 January 1991
Format:   Hardback
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  • Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1991.

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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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Author:   Robert M. Veatch
Publisher:   Indiana University Press
Imprint:   Indiana University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.653kg
ISBN:  

9780253362070


ISBN 10:   0253362075
Pages:   322
Publication Date:   22 January 1991
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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<p>Veatch, an eminent medical ethicist, addressed the concept of acontractual physician -- patient relationship applied to research settings in ThePatient as Partner: A Theory of Human -- Experimentation Ethics (CH, Sep'87). Inthis new volume he applies it to routine clinical encounters. Cogent arguments arepresented to show the inappropriateness of traditional authoritarian interactionsfor modern clinical encounters. Chapters examine patients' values, the concept ofmedical indications (which Veatch argues contains embedded values and biases), andapplication of the proposed model to malpractice, generic prescribing, use ofinvestigational drugs, drug use for nonapproved purposes, placebos, access tomedical records, and notions of confidentiality and duty. Part 3 of the bookincludes four chapters dealing with the principle of justice, too often neglected inAmerican writings about medical ethics. The work concludes with chapters dealingwith special problems: transplantation, guardianship,


<p>Veatch, an eminent medical ethicist, addressed the concept of a contractual physician--patient relationship applied to research settings in The Patient as Partner: A Theory of Human--Experimentation Ethics (CH, Sep'87). In this new volume he applies it to routine clinical encounters. Cogent arguments are presented to show the inappropriateness of traditional authoritarian interactions for modern clinical encounters. Chapters examine patients' values, the concept of medical indications (which Veatch argues contains embedded values and biases), and application of the proposed model to malpractice, generic prescribing, use of investigational drugs, drug use for nonapproved purposes, placebos, access to medical records, and notions of confidentiality and duty. Part 3 of the book includes four chapters dealing with the principle of justice, too often neglected in American writings about medical ethics. The work concludes with chapters dealing with special problems: transplantation, guardianship, do--not--resuscitate orders, and ethics committees. The final chapter summarizes and discusses these concepts in the context of medicine's changing technology and culture. This outstanding discussion of important current medical issues is a valuable addition to academic and professional libraries.L. A./P>--L. A. Crandall, University of Florida Choice (01/01/1991)


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