Skip to content

Moral Theory and Medical Practice

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 0521388694

ISBN-13: 9780521388696

Edition: 1989

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

List price: $54.99
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


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…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $54.99
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

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