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Hippocratic, religious, and secular medical ethics : the points of conflict

Author: Robert M Veatch
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Where should physicians get their ethics? While the Hippocratic Oath continues to be cited by a wide array of professional associations, scholars, and medical students, the author contends that the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012019192
Named Person: Hippocrates.; Hippocrates.
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Veatch
ISBN: 1589019474 9781589019478
OCLC Number: 902991018
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Robert M. Veatch.

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