The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Paperback | May 25, 2011

EditorHenri Colt, Silvia Quadrelli, Friedman Lester

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Film and literature have long been mined for interesting examples and case studies in order to teach biomedical ethics to students. This volume presents a collection of about 80 very brief, accessible essays written by international experts from medicine, social sciences, and the humanities,all of whom have experience using film in their teaching of medical ethics. Each essay focuses on a single scene and the ethical issues it raises, and the volume editors have provided strict guidelines for what each essay must do, while also allowing for some creative freedom. While some of the films are obvious candidates with medical themes - "Million Dollar Baby", "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" - some are novel choices, such as "Pan's Labyrinth" or "As Good as it Gets". The book will contain several general introductory chapters to major sections, and a completefilmography and cross-index at the end of the book where readers can look up individual films or ethical issues.

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Film and literature have long been mined for interesting examples and case studies in order to teach biomedical ethics to students. This volume presents a collection of about 80 very brief, accessible essays written by international experts from medicine, social sciences, and the humanities,all of whom have experience using film in th...

Henri Colt, MD, is Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. He is an internationally recognized expert and opinion leader in the development and dissemination of novel technologies for lung cancer diagnosis and interventional palliative procedures. During his career, he has worked or l...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 25, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsPrefaceList of Contributors1. Personal relfections about film and ethicsAlbert Jonsen: 1. Frankenstein and the birth of medical ethicsPeter Dans: 2. A personal journey using film to teach medical ethicsJohanna Shapiro: 3. Movies help us explore relational ethics in healthcareHenri Colt and Steven Crawford: 4. Visions of reality, sometimes larger than life2. Autonomy, Justice, and Informed ConsentJennifer Hawkins, Million dollar baby: 1. Making autonomous decisionsHenri Colt, Extreme measures: 2. Informed consentArthur Derse, The diving bell and the butterfly: 3. The ethics of self-determinationMaria Luisa Pfeiffer and Silvia Quadrelli, Dark victory: 4. Paternalism and BeneficenceJay A Jacobson, A beautiful mind: 5. Consent, competence and capacityMichael Dahnke, Lorenzo's Oil: 6. The challenge of PersonhoodFelicia Cohn, Vera Drake: 7. The physician's role in addressing social illsAnnette Dula, Miss Evers' boys: 8. Research and racismSeptember Williams, Yesterday: 9. Justice, autonomy and transhumanismTheresa Jones, Titicut Follies: 10. Another kind of DNR3. ProfessionalismJoseph Turow, Dr. Kildare's strange case: 1. The bounds of physician authorityJohn D. Banja, Malice: 2. Medical narcissismDavid Loren and Tom Gallagher, The verdict: 3. Disclosure of harmful medical errorsKayhan P. Parsi, Mr. Jones: 4. AbandonmentNancy Berlinger, 21 grams: 5. Privacy and confidentialityRobert C. Macauley, Shadowlands: 6. God at the bedsideCory Franklin, The fugitive: 7. Conflict of interest, the physician and Big PharmaDelese Wear, Drunks: 8. The impaired physicianMichael Ferrell, People will talk: 9. Boundaries of physician relationshipsMaren-Granger Monsen, Stephen-Murphy Shigematsu, Worlds apart: 10. Cross-cultural issues and medical decision-making4. Communication and provider-patient relationshipsJay Baruch, Range of Motion: 1. The deleterious effects of insensitivityDeirdre Neilen, The hospital: 2. Interprofessional relationshipsCarl Lundstrom, Passion fish: 3. "Difficult" patients?David Flood and Rhonda Soricelle, The hours: 4. Challenges faced by informal caregiversCatherine Belling, Send me no flowers: 5. Benevolent deceptionAnne Hudson Jones, Whose life is it anyway and Bringing out the Dead: 6. Team Dynamics and ethics of responsibilityDouglas Diekema, Waitress: 7. Professional boundariesSherri Braheny, Antwone Fisher: 8. Integrity and boundary settingIgnacio Maglio, The death of Mr. Lazarescu: 9. Respect for personsLois Nixon, Pan's labyrinth: 10. Speaking truth to power5. Health Care Policy and Social ResponsibilityAlan Wertheimer and Sarah Lieber, Outbreak: 1. Individual rights versus the public interestPaul Banick, The rainmaker: 2. Consumer awarenessBrad Olsen, The insider: 3. Psychological ethics of the whistleblowerDonald Barr, As good as it gets: 4. The ethics of withholding careKirsten Ostherr, Philadelphia: 5. Racial and sexual identity in health care and researchGretchen Case, The waterdance: 6. Social needs of persons with disabilitiesBruce Jennings, One flew over the cuckoo's nest: 7. Institutional powerAlan Roth, The last king of Scotland: 8. Humanitarian assistanceMohsen Davoudi, Lives of others: 9. The physician's obligation to speak out against oppressionLekshe Tsomo, Red beard: 10. Conflicts of consultation6. Rights, Responsibilities, and ResearchLawrence Mohr, Article 99: 1. Rights to access healthcareJennifer Bard, And the band played on: 2. Rights to health care informationKristen Monroe and Nik Lumbros, To kill a mockingbird: 3. Gender discrimination in MedicineRebecca Wolitz and Christine Grady, Awakenings: 4. The use of experimental therapiesEdmund Howe, Frankenstein: 5. Subject participation in researchLester Friedman, The elephant man: 6. Power and patient/subject exploitationSeema Shah and Annette Shulz-Bades, The constant gardener: 7. Ethics of international researchArmand Antommaria, Gone baby gone: 8. State intervention in parental decision makingIrene Martinez, Iron-jawed angels: 9. Physician participation in torture and interrogationSilvia Quadrelli, Lives of Others: 10. Rights of prisoners7. Reproduction, Genetics and SexualityPatricia Digiglio, Nazanin Rohani And then came l: 1. Artificial InseminationLawrence Nelson, If these walls could talk: 2. AbortionMichael Green, The Incredibles: 3. Enhancement technologiesMarcia Santana Fernandez, Artificial Intelligence: 4. Emerging technologiesAlexander Capron, Gattaca: 5. Human genetic engineeringStephen R. Latham, Multiplicity: 6. Reproductive CloningChristiane Avancini, The sixth day: 7. Therapeutic cloningApril Herndon, Southern Comfort: 8. Transgender/Transsexual healthcareElizabeth Reis, XXY: 9. Coming of age with IntersexToby Schonfeld, A private matter: 10. Women's rights8. End of Life and Right to DieAlistair Browne, Autumn in New York: 1. Advanced directives and living willsAndrew Fenton, Steel Magnolia: 2. Brain deathLeticia Ludwig Moller, The barbarian invasion: 3. Care of the dyingJames Green, Death on request: 4. Physician-assisted suicideRene Claxton and Robert Arnold, Wit: 5. Do not resuscitate ordersLynette Cederquist, Two weeks: 6. The rule of double effectMarianne Matzo and Judith Kennedy Schwarz, The English patient: 7. EuthanasiaTom Mayo, My life: 8. FutilityJoshua Hauser and David Rosenthal, Magnolia: 9. Professional roles and communication in end-of-life careDiana Cohen Agrest, Mar Adentro: 10. Suicide9. Other ethical issues in medical specialtiesKeith G Meador, wild strawberries: 1. Medicine and religionJerome Singh, Kids: 2. Teenage sexuality, ethics, and lawSolomon Liao, Iris: 3. Personhood and the ethics of dementiaTim Krahn, Go Now: 4. The patient-physician journey to diagnosisMarina Boykova RN, My life without me: 5. Neonatal medicine and futility of careSadeth Sayeed JD, MD, My life without me: 6. Neonatal medicine and futility in the NICURichard Demme, Dirty pretty things: 7. Organ trafficking and happinessJeffrey Ring, John Q: 8. Organ transplantation and health disparitiesMark Pian, Lorenzo's oil: 9. Life-prolonging treatment in minorsCarol Schilling, Marvin's Room: 10. Family care-giving and the ethics of responsibility10. FilmographyRonald Miller, The doctor: 1. Experience mattersPeter Dans: 2. Choosing the right film (scenes) in lectures and in the classroom3. List of films