"Throughout the past two decades, when medical ethics has had a renaissance, Robert Veatch has been a leading contributor to its dialogue and advance. This collection of his work shows the breadth and the cogency of his thinking.... it is a book worth having."-Journal of the American Medical Association
"... a fascinating dissection of almost every aspect of the doctor-patient relationship.... strongly recommended reading for all health care workers interested in this rapidly evolving field."-Queen's Quarterly
"This outstanding discussion of important current medical issues is a valuable addition to academic and professional libraries." -Choice
"... an important contribution to bioethics... certain to provoke controversy in the field."-Medical Humanities Review
"Lucid and well-argued... " -Religious Studies Review
This book heralds the imminent demise of "doctor knows best." In it, Robert M. Veatch proposes a postmodern medicine in which decisions about patient care will routinely involve both doctor and patient-not only in ethically complex cases such as the termination of life-sustaining treatment, but in everyday care as well.