Clinical Bioethics: A Search for the Foundations by C. ViaforaClinical Bioethics: A Search for the Foundations by C. Viafora

Clinical Bioethics: A Search for the Foundations

byC. Viafora

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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A theory of Clinical Bioethics based on the integration of the moral logic of health care practice ("internal morality") and the larger social concerns and processes ("external morality")

Clinical Bioethics. A Search for the Foundations compares major theoretical models in the foundation of clinical bioethics and explains medicine as a normative practice. The goals of medicine are discussed with particular reference to the subjectivisation of health and the rationalisation of health care institutions. This volume provides a consistent reconstruction of bioethical judgment both at the level of epistemological statute and institutional context, i.e. clinical ethics committees and clinical ethics consultation.

Title:Clinical Bioethics: A Search for the FoundationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.1 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048169054

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction; Corrado Viafora. Part 1. Clinical Bioethics: Comparing Theoretical Models. Clinical Bioethics in a Post Modern Age; David C.Thomasma. The 'Telos' of Medicine and the Good of the Patient; Edmund Pellegrino. The Foundation of Medical Ethics in the Democratic Evolution of Modern Society; Diego Gracia. A Communitarian Approach to Clinical Bioethics; Henk Ten Have. A Hermeneutical Approach to Clinical Bioethics; Bruno Cadoré. A Deliberative Approach to Clinical Bioethics; Michael Parker. Part 2. Toward Clinical Bioethics Integrating 'Internal Morality' and 'External Morality'. 'A Helping and Caring Profession': Medicine as a Normative Practice; Henk Ten Have. Part 2.1. The Goals of Medicine in Relation to the Subjectivisation of Health and Rationalisation of Health Care Institutions. Medicine as a Practice and the Ethics of Illness; Roberto Mordacci. The Right to Choose One's Health; Paolo Zatti. The Tension between Ethics and Evidence-based Medicine; Paolo Vineis. Maintaining Integrity in Times of Scarse Resources; H. Jochemsen, J. Hoogland, J. Polder. Part 2.2. Interpreting Clinical Judgment: Epistemological Notes on the Praxis of Medicine; Roberto Dell'Oro. For an Ethical Function in Hospitals; Pierre Boitte. The Ethical Function in the Health Care Institutions: Clinical Ethics Committees; Corrado Viafora. General Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Corrado Viafora . has assembled essays from a clinical bioethics conference which reflect a large and enduring perspective on the origins of clinical ethics and its future. . I recommend this book to those who seek a deeper understanding of bioethics as it is rooted in both ancient and recent philosophy and in the practical search for consensus in modern clinical dilemmas. . this collection is helpful when considering the plurality of world views and value systems of both patients and physicians." (R. Henry Williams, Ethics and Medicine, Vol. 25 (1), 2009)