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Title Meaning and medicine : a reader in the philosophy of health care / edited by James Lindemann Nelson and Hilde Lindemann Nelson
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 1999


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Description xiii, 398 pages ; 26 cm
Series Reflective bioethics
Reflective bioethics.
Contents Section 1. Metaphysics. Introduction. The disease of masturbation: values and the concept of disease / H. Tristram Engelhardt. On the distinction between disease and illness / Christoher Boorse. (In)equality, (ab)normality, and the Americans with Disabilities Act / Anita Silvers. Free will and the Genome project / P.S. Greenspan. Dworkin on dementia: elegant theory, questionable policy / Rebecca Dresser -- Section 2. Epistemology. Introducation. Knowing and acting in medical practice: the epistemological politics of outcomes research / Sandra J. Tanenbaum. Clinical judgement, expert programs, and cognitive style: a counter-essay in the logic of diagnosis / Marx Wartofsky. The role of decision analysis in informed consent: choosing between intuition and systematicity / P.A. Ubel and G. Loewenstein. Incommensurability: its implications for the patient/physician relationship / Robert M. Veatch and William E. Stempsey. Knowledge at the bedside: a feminist view of what's happening with this patient / Hilde Lindemann Nelson -- Section 3. Ethics. Introduction. How medicine saved the life of ethics / Stephen Toulmin. Getting down to cases: the revival of casuistry in bioethics / John D. Arras. The "Four-Principles" approach / Tom L. Beauchamp. A critique of principlism / K. Danner Clouser and Bernard Gert. Moving forward in bioethical theory: theories, cases, and specified principlism / David DeGrazia. From the ethisist's point of view: the literary nature of ethical inquiry / Tod Chambers. Why a feminist approach to bioethics? / Margaret Olivia Little -- Section 4. Social philosphy. Introduction
Health care needs and distributive justice / Norman Daniels. Moral justice and legal justice in managed care: the ascent of contributive justice / E. Haavi Morreim. Meeting the challenges of justice and rationing / Norman Daniels ... [et. al.]. Justice in the allocation of health care resources: a feminist account / Hilde Lindemann Nelson and James Lindemann Nelson -- Section 5. Postmodernity. Introduction. Medical practice and social authority / Robert B. Pippin. Christian science, rational choice, and alternative worldviews / Peggy DesAutels. "Ambiguous sex" or ambivalent medicine? Ethical issues in the treatment of intersexuality / Alice Domurat Dreger. Keeping moral space open: new images of ethics consulting / Margaret Urban Walker. Letting the deaf be deaf: reconsidering the use of Cochlear implants in prelingually deaf children / Robert A. Crouch. Research bioethics in the Ugandan context: a program summary / Sana Loue, David Okello, and Medi Kawuma
Summary " A chief aim of this resource is to rekindle interest in seeing health care not solely as a set of practices so problematic as to require ethical analysis by philosophers and other scholars, but as a field whose scrutiny is richly rewarding for the traditional concerns of philosophy."--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bioethics.
Medicine -- Philosophy.
Medical ethics.
Author Lindemann, Hilde.
Lindemann, James E. (James Earl), 1927-
LC no. 98030800
ISBN 0415919150
0415919169 paperback