Practicing Medicine and Ethics

Practicing Medicine and Ethics

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This book explores medicine, ethics, and the challenge of moral diversity in health care. It explores how a health professional's moral beliefs and values influence the care he or she provides. It focuses on the need for a physician's wisdom, goals to guide patient care, and respect for conscience and integrity. The book culminates in a framework for practical wisdom in medicine that reflects the importance of integration (of an individual's beliefs, values, reasoning, actions, and identity), moral dialogue, humility, and professionals' obligations to patients, themselves, and society.A. Goals of Medicine and Goals of Care Practical wisdom requires having in view an end (in Greek, telos), whether an ultimate end (some ... of disease and injury and promotion and maintenance of health; * relief of pain and suffering caused by maladies; * care and cure of ... 4 Audi and 228 An Integrity-Centered Framework.

Title:Practicing Medicine and Ethics
Author:Lauris Christopher Kaldjian
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-05-26


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