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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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Pellegrino, Edmund D., 1920-
Virtues in medical practice.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92049073
(OCoLC)27034250
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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