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The Influence of Edmund D. Pellegrino's Philosophy of Medicine - David C. Thomasma

The Influence of Edmund D. Pellegrino's Philosophy of Medicine

By: David C. Thomasma (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1997
ISBN: 9780792344124
Number Of Pages: 215

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This volume is dedicated to the philosophy of medicine advanced by Edmund D. Pellegrino, a renowned physician educator and philosopher. Pellegrino's thinking about the philosophy of medicine centers on the importance of illness in the life of the patient, and the professional relationship established by promising to alleviate suffering. From this relationship norms are established that contribute to the staying power of medicine as a moral enterprise.
Chapters are included from established thinkers and newcomers to the field, all of whom have been influenced by Pellegrino. Some chapters expand upon his thinking for primary care, managed care, and other delivery systems. Other chapters explain in more detail certain key concepts in Pellegrino's thought, like beneficence, doing no harm, and clinical phronesis or prudential decision making. Still others explore areas of difficulty like the reliance on role modeling and virtue ethics, the problem of pluralism and a loss of professional normative ethics, and the search for the foundations of the philosophy of medicine.
Constructing a viable philosophy of medicine for the next century is an essential task for grounding the morality of medicine during enormous social and economic change. Pellegrino's thinking and the ideas of those he has influenced will contribute immensely to this challenge.

Edmund D. Pellegrino Festschriftp. 1
Edmund D. Pellegrino's Philosophy of Family Practicep. 7
The Virtues in Psychiatric Practicep. 21
The Inadequacy of Role Models for Educating Medical Students in Ethics with Some Reflections on Virtue Theoryp. 31
A Dialogue Between Virtue Ethics and Care Ethicsp. 47
Futility and the Varieties of Medical Judgmentp. 63
Finding an Appropriate Ethic in a World of Moral Acquaintancesp. 79
Philosophy of Medical Practice: A Discursive Approachp. 99
"Damaged Humanity": The Call for a Patient-Centered Medical Ethic in the Managed Care Erap. 113
Antifoundationalism and the Possibility of a Moral Philosophy of Medicinep. 127
Why Bioethics Needs the Philosophy of Medicine: Some Implications of Reflection on Concepts of Health and Diseasep. 145
The Crisis of Virtue: Arming for the Cultural Wars and Pellegrino at the Limesp. 165
Phronesis, Clinical Reasoning, and Pellegrino's Philosophy of Medicinep. 173
Why "Do No Harm"?p. 197
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ISBN: 9780792344124
ISBN-10: 079234412X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 31st March 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49