Silent World of Doctor and Patient

ISBN-10: 0801857805

ISBN-13: 9780801857805

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

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In this eye-opening look at the doctor-patient decision-making process, physician and law professor Jay Katz examines the time-honored belief in the virtue of silent care and patient compliance. Historically, the doctor-patient relationship has been based on a one-way trust -- despite recent judicial attempts to give patients a greater voice through the doctrine of informed consent. Katz criticizes doctors for encouraging patients to relinquish their autonomy, and demonstrates the detrimental effect their silence has on good patient care. Seeing a growing need in this age of medical science and sophisticated technology for more honest and complete communication between physician and patients, he advocates a new, informed dialogue that respects the rights and needs of both sides. In a new foreword to this edition of The Silent World of Doctor and Patient, Alexander Morgan Capron outlines the changes in medical ethics practice that have occurred since the book was first published in 1984, paying particular attention to the hotly debated issues of physician-assisted suicide and informed consent in managed care.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Foreword to the Johns Hopkins Edition: The Once and Future Silent World
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Physicians and Patients: A History of Silence
Physicians and Citizens: The Struggle for Freedom from Lay Control
Judges, Physicians, and Patients: The Legal Doctrine of Informed Consent
Sharing Authority: The Willingness to Trust
Respecting Autonomy: The Struggle over Rights and Capacities
Respecting Autonomy: The Obligation for Conversation
Acknowledging Uncertainty: The Confrontation of Knowledge and Ignorance
The Abandonment of Patients: A Final Argument against Silence
Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association (1847)
American Medical Association Principles of Medical Ethics (1980)
Notes
Index
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