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For the patient's good : the restoration of beneficence in health care

Author: Edmund D Pellegrino; David C Thomasma
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund D Pellegrino; David C Thomasma
ISBN: 0195043197 9780195043198
OCLC Number: 423280070
Notes: A companion volume to Philosophical basis of medical practice.
Description: 240 p
Contents: I. THE DELINEATION OF BENEFICENCE: Paternalism, autonomy and beneficence in the patient-doctor relationship; Limitations of autonomy and paternalism - toward a model of beneficence; Why good rather than rights; Beneficence in trust. II. THE IMPLICATIONS OF BENEFICENCE FOR THE DOCTOR AND THE PATIENT: Health and ethical norms; The good of the patient; Quality of life judgements and medical indications; The good patient; The good physician. III. THE CONSEQUENCES OFBENEFICENCE: The common devotion - a reconstruction of medical ethics; making decisions under uncertainty; Making decisions for incompetent patients; The role of physicians, families and other surrogates in decisions about incompetent patients; The physician as gatekeeper; Beneficence-in-trust - how itis applied; A medical oath for the post hippocratic era.
Responsibility: Edmund D. Pellegrino, David C. Thomasma.

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