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Duties to Others : Environment, Science, and Society - Courtney S. Campbell

Duties to Others

Environment, Science, and Society

By: Courtney S. Campbell (Editor), B. Andrew Lustig (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1994
ISBN: 9780792326380
Number Of Pages: 320

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Despite reservoirs of moral discourse about duties in religious communities, professional caregiving traditions, and philosophical perspectives, the dominant moral language in contemporary biomedical ethics is that of `rights'. Duties to Others begins to correct this imbalance in our ethical language through theoretical expositions of the ideas of duty and of the `other', and by applied exemplifications of particular duties to identified others that arise in the context of health care. A pronounced multidisciplinary orientation informs this analysis of our moral call to respond to the needs of others. The essays in this volume offer a stimulating intellectual freshness through a continual engagement of theological, professional, and philosophical understandings of the duties that arise in our relationships with others in medicine, nursing, and social contexts. Duties to Others provides provocative challenges about the terrain of our moral world for both students and professionals in biomedical ethics, medicine, philosophy, and theology.

A Call to Respond: Duties to Others
Taking Duties Seriously? The Decline of Duties in a Rights Culturep. 3
Encountering the Otherp. 17
Theology and the Invitation of the Strangerp. 39
Self and Other in Feminist Thoughtp. 55
Duties to Others in Roman Catholic Thoughtp. 73
Duties to Others and Covenantal Ethicsp. 91
Duty, Virtue, and the Victim's Voicep. 109
Self-Interest, The Physician's Duties, and Medical Ethics: A Philosophical and Theological Challengep. 125
Duties to Others in Nursingp. 143
Suffering, Compassion, and Carep. 161
Gifts and Caring Duties in Medicinep. 181
Duties of Patients to Their Caregiversp. 199
Needy Persons and Rationed Resourcesp. 217
Bioethics in the Post-Modern World: Belief and Secularityp. 235
Intergenerational Relationsp. 247
Conflict, Compromise, and Moral Integrityp. 261
Genetic Testing, Individual Rights, and the Common Goodp. 279
Fidelity to Patients and Resource Constraintsp. 293
Notes on Contributorsp. 309
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9780792326380
ISBN-10: 0792326385
Series: Environment, Science, and Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st May 1994
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.66