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A theory of medical ethics / Robert M. Veatch.

New York : Basic Books, [1981] .
ISBN 9780465084371, 0465084397, 0465084370, 9780465084395

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Subjects Ethics, Medical.
Ethique médicale.
Éthique médicale.
Medical ethics.
Medische ethiek.
Medizinische Ethik.
Description xi, 387 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-372) and index.
Contents pt. I. Hippocates, the popes, Ahimsa, and patient's rights: a history of diversity -- The Hippocratic tradition -- The dominant Western competitors -- Medical ethical theories outside the Anglo-American West -- part II. The basis of medical ethics -- The problems with professional physician ethics -- The triple contract: a new foundation for medical ethics -- part III. The principles of medical ethics -- Why not always benefit the patient: personal and social consequences -- The principle of contract keeping -- The principle of autonomy -- The principle of honesty -- The principle of avoiding killing -- The principle of justice -- part IV. Relating cases and principles -- When medical ethical principles conflict -- Is every case in medical ethics unique: the use of moral rules -- A draft medical ethical covenant.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7739374
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WorldCat Identities Veatch, Robert M.
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