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The virtues in medical practice

The virtues in medical practice

Author: Edmund D Pellegrino; David C Thomasma
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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This book constructs a virtue-based ethics for medicine and health care. Beginning with the problem of relating virtues to principles, the authors develop a theory that this linkage lies in the goals of medicine and the nature of medical practice as a moral community. Specific virtues such as trust, compassion, prudence, justice, courage, temperance, and self-effacement are discussed in separate chapters. The book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pellegrino, Edmund D., 1920-
Virtues in medical practice.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92049073
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund D Pellegrino; David C Thomasma
ISBN: 1423763564 9781423763567 160129929X 9781601299291 1280443472 9781280443473 9786610443475 6610443475 0199748756 9780199748754
OCLC Number: 65217575
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 205 pages)
Contents: Theory --
Virtue theory --
Link between virtues, principles and duties --
Medicine as a moral community --
Ends of medicine and its virtues --
Virtues in medicine --
Fidelity to trust --
Compassion --
Phronesis: medicine's indispensable virtue --
Justice --
Fortitude --
Temperance --
Integrity --
Self-effacement --
Practice of virtue --
How does virtue make a difference? --
Can the medical virtues be taught? --
Toward a comprehensive philosophy for medicine.
Responsibility: Edmund D. Pellegrino and David C. Thomasma.
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This monograph constructs a virtue-based ethic for medicine and health care. Specific virtues such as trust, compassion, justice, courage and self-effacement are discussed. The text concludes by  Read more...


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...the book is impressive and important because it attempts to systematize the insights of virtue theory and medical ethics and to place these insights into the larger framework of moral philosophy. Read more...

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