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Hippocratic, Religious, and Secular Medical Ethics : the Points of Conflict.

Author: Robert M Veatch
Publisher: Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2012.
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Where should physicians get their ethics? Professional codes such as the Hippocratic Oath claim moral authority for those in a particular field, yet according to medical ethicist Robert Veatch, these codes have little or nothing to do with how members of a guild should understand morality or make ethical decisions. While the Hippocratic Oath continues to be cited by a wide array of professional associations,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Hippocrates.; Hippocrates.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Veatch
ISBN: 9781589019478 1589019474
OCLC Number: 819514006
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the Hippocratic problem --
The Hippocratic oath and the ethic of hippocratism --
The Hippocratic tradition: a sporadic retreat --
The cacophony of codes in medical schools and professional associations --
The limits of professionally generated ethics --
Religious medical ethics: revealed and natural alternatives --
Secular ethics and professional ethics --
Fallibilism and the convergence hypothesis.

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