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Moral Theory and Medical Practice

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ISBN-10: 0521388694

ISBN-13: 9780521388696

Edition: 1989

Authors: K. W. M. Fulford, Baroness Warnock

List price: $49.99
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Moral Theory and Medical Practice aims to bring the practical needs of medicine closer to the theoretical interests of philosophy. While most work in the field of medical ethics has been concerned with the examination and solution of practical dilemmas, this book explores the potential benefits of philosophical analysis. By drawing directly on moral theory, philosophical analysis can help to resolve difficulties in the practice of medicine and psychiatry that arise from the obscurity of our concepts of illness and disease. The author provides a specifically philosophical contribution to an improved clinical practice, in particular in showing a new way of understanding the clinically…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.54" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Philosophical foreword
Clinical preface: The case of Mr A.B.
Preface
Analytical list of contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The debate about mental illness
Illness and disease as value terms
The conventional view
Dysfunction
Disease
Illness
Illness and disease as medical value terms
Dysfunction and function
Illness and action
Mental illness
Practical applications
Diagnosis
Treatment
Primary health care
Conclusions
Overview and future developments
Appendix
Bibliography
Index