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Patient Autonomy and the Ethics of Responsibility

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ISBN-10: 026270112X

ISBN-13: 9780262701129

Edition: 2005

Authors: Alfred I. Tauber

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The principle of patient autonomy dominates the contemporary debate over medical ethics. In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, physician and philosopher Alfred Tauber argues that the idea of patient autonomy -- which was inspired by other rights-based movements of the 1960s -- was an extrapolation from political and social philosophy that fails to ground medicine's moral philosophy. He proposes instead a reconfiguration of personal autonomy and a renewed commitment to an ethics of care. In this formulation, physician beneficence and responsibility become powerful means for supporting the autonomy and dignity of patients. Beneficence, Tauber argues, should not be confused…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Medicine as Moral Epistemology
Shifting Foundations of the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Defining Autonomy
Balancing Rights and Responsibilities
In Search of a Moral Glue
Reforms and Reconciliations
Epilogue: On Praxis and an Ethics of the Ordinary
Notes
References