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Medical harm : historical, conceptual and ethical dimensions of iatrogenic illness

Author: Virginia Ashby Sharpe; Alan I Faden
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book integrates history, philosophy, medical ethics and empirical data to examine the concept and phenomenon of medical harm, which has been recognized as a significant risk factor in the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Ashby Sharpe; Alan I Faden
ISBN: 0521634903 9780521634908 0521571332 9780521571333
OCLC Number: 717559525
Description: XI, 280 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: 1. Divided loyalties: harm to the profession vs. harm to the patient; 2. Medical epistemology, medical authority and shifting interpretations of beneficence and non-maleficence; 3. Medical harms and patients' rights: the democratization of medical morality; Part II: 4. The moral basis of medicine: why 'do no harm'?; 5. Due care as a specification of the duty to 'do no harm'; 6.Conceptual and ethical dimensions of medical harm; Part III: 7. From hospitalism to nosocomial infection control; 8. Adverse effects of drug treatment; 9. Unnecessary surgery; 10. The concept of appropriateness in patient care; 11. Recommendations for limiting iatrogenic harm; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Virginia A. Sharpe, Alan I. Faden.

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