Bioethics and the Humanities: Attitudes and Perceptions by Robin Downie,Jane Macnaughton

By Robin Downie,Jane Macnaughton

Critiquing many parts of scientific perform and learn when making optimistic feedback approximately scientific schooling, this booklet extends the scope of scientific ethics past sole trouble with regulation.

Illustrating a few humanistic methods of knowing sufferers, this quantity explores the connections among clinical ethics, healthcare and topics, corresponding to philosophy, literature, artistic writing and clinical historical past and the way they could have an effect on the attitudes of medical professionals in the direction of sufferers and the perceptions of drugs, well-being and sickness that have turn into a part of modern tradition.

The authors research quite a number principles in clinical perform and examine, including:

  • the concept that sufferer prestige or the doctor/patient dating will be understood through quantitative scales

  • the phantasm fostered by way of scientific ethics that medical professionals, in contrast to these in different professions, are uniquely beneficent and certainly altruistic.

An first-class textual content for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of legislation, scientific ethics and clinical healthcare legislations, Bioethics and the Humanities indicates the genuine moral achievements, difficulties and half-truths of up to date medicine.

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