The Ethos Of Medicine In Postmodern America: Philosophical, Cultural, And Social Considerations by Arnold R. EiserThe Ethos Of Medicine In Postmodern America: Philosophical, Cultural, And Social Considerations by Arnold R. Eiser

The Ethos Of Medicine In Postmodern America: Philosophical, Cultural, And Social Considerations

byArnold R. Eiser

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The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America is an analysis of medical care, medical education and medical professionalism with reference to the cultural touchstones of the postmodern era: consumerism, computerization, destruction of meta-narratives, and "stakeholder late capitalism." The prism of postmodern thought provides a powerful heuristic to grasp the fundamental changes that have occurred and substantively changed the ethos of healthcare delivery, the patient-physician relationship, the physician-corporate entanglement, and the addition of more stakeholders in healthcare delivery.
Arnold R. Eiser is associate dean for Mercy Programs and professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He also serves the Pennsylvania chapter of the American College of Physicians as the chair of its Health and Public Policy Committee.
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Title:The Ethos Of Medicine In Postmodern America: Philosophical, Cultural, And Social ConsiderationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.65 × 5.58 × 0.65 inPublished:August 24, 2015Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern AmericaChapter 1: The Ethos of Medical Practice in this Postmodern Age of Computerized ConsumerismChapter 2: The Social Construction of Medical KnowledgeChapter 3: The Culture of Medical Practice: Corporate Computerization versus the Face of the OtherChapter 4: Practical and Ethical Concerns Regarding Aspects of Quality Improvement ProcessesChapter 5: The Uneven Encounter Between Postmodern Expectations and Corporate Control of Medical PracticeChapter 6: Power and Trust in the Patient-Physician Relationship: Postmodern Values and the Patient Centered Medical HomeChapter 7: Medical Education in Postmodern SocietyChapter 8: Medical Professionalism: What Does Altruism Have to Do with It?Chapter 9: Postmodern Physician Ethos and MoraleChapter 10: Bioethics in Postmodern AmericaChapter 11: The. Ethos of Medicine, Peformativity, and the Silicon CageChapter 12: Medical Care is Embedded in American Culture: Repositioning the Medical Ethos for the 21st CenturyEpilogueBibliography

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The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America is not solely about medicine but reaches much deeper into the multiplying fissures in the tissue of human togetherness in a society in which the public sphere is subsumed by advertising, marketing, entertainment, computerization, electronic gossip, and other interests devoid of ethical orientation, and in the result "morality is strictly privatized, individualized, compartmentalized in personalized space." It is a case study in a much wider phenomenon of moral insensitivity gnawing into the very foundation of social life in our society of consumers first, citizens distant second and fellow humans recast as competitors and rivals. This book is a warning that needs to be paid close attention by all of us worried about our societal future.