Autonomy and Clinical Medicine: Renewing the Health Professional Relation with the Patient by Jurrit BergsmaAutonomy and Clinical Medicine: Renewing the Health Professional Relation with the Patient by Jurrit Bergsma

Autonomy and Clinical Medicine: Renewing the Health Professional Relation with the Patient

byJurrit Bergsma, David C. Thomasma

Paperback | December 15, 2010

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This book is the result of a long-standing clinical and educational cooperation between a medical psychologist (Bergsma) and a medical ethicist/philosopher (Thomasma). It is thoroughly interdisciplinary in its examination of the difficulties of honoring the patient's and the physician's autonomy, especially in light of the changes in health care worldwide today. Although autonomy has become the primary standard of bioethics, little has been done to link it to the ways people actually behave, nor to its roots in the healing relationship. Combining as it does the disciplines of psychology and philosophy, this book is a step in that direction.
Title:Autonomy and Clinical Medicine: Renewing the Health Professional Relation with the PatientFormat:PaperbackDimensions:219 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0.03 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048154138

ISBN - 13:9789048154135

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Table of Contents

Dedication. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part One: The Dynamics of Autonomy. 1. Autonomy as a Behavioral Concept. 2. Autonomy, Identity, and Physical Disruption. 3. Autonomy in the Doctor-Patient Encounter. Part Two: Reflections on Autonomy. 4. Modes of Autonomy: Psychology Meets Philosophy. 5. Freedom and the Social Aspect of Medicine. 6. Moving Beyond Autonomy to the Person with Illness. 7. Autonomy and Ethical Models of the Doctor-Patient Relationship. Part Three: Conclusion. 8. Reconstituting the Doctor-Patient Encounter. Bibliography. Index.