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Theological Analyses of the Clinical Encounter : Theology and Medicine - Gerald P. McKenny

Theological Analyses of the Clinical Encounter

Theology and Medicine

By: Gerald P. McKenny (Editor), Jonathan R. Sande (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1994
ISBN: 9780792323624
Number Of Pages: 244

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Efforts to evaluate the clinical encounter in terms of autonomous agents governed by rationally justified moral principles continue to be criticised. These essays, written by physicians, ethicists, theologians and philosophers, examine various models of the clinical encounter emerging out of these criticisms and explore the prospects they offer for theological and religious discourse. Individual essays focus on the reformulation of covenant models; revisions of principles approaches; and topics such as power, authority, narrative, rhetoric, dialogue, and alterity. The essays display a range of conclusions about whether theology articulates generally accessible religious insights or is a tradition-specific discipline. Hence the volume reflects current debates in theology while analysing current models of the clinical encounter. Students, professionals, and scholars who find themselves at the intersection of theology and medicine will welcome these voices in an ongoing conversation.

Introduction: Theology, Ethics, and the Clinical Encounter
The Medical Covenant Past, Present, and Future
Interpreting the Physician-Patient Relationship: Uses, Abuses, and Promise of the Covenant Modelp. 3
The Medical Covenant: An Ethics of Obligation or Virtue?p. 29
Trust in the Clinical Encounter: Implications for a Covenant Modelp. 45
Principles in Revision
Autonomy and Trust in the Clinical Encounter: Reflections from a Theological Perspectivep. 69
Exousia: Healing with Authority in the Christian Traditionp. 85
Conflicting Loyalties: Beneficence - Love within Limitsp. 109
Empowerment in the Clinical Settingp. 133
Beyond Principles
Listening to the Different Voices: Toward a More Poetic Bioethicsp. 151
Reason, Narrative, and Rhetoric: A Theoretical Collage for the Clinical Encounterp. 171
Illness and the Otherp. 185
Cultural Diversity and the Clinical Encounter: Intercultural Dialogue in Multi-Ethnic Patient Carep. 203
Conclusion: Theology, Ethics, and Clinical Encounters: Possibilities for Reconciliation?p. 225
Notes on Contributorsp. 235
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780792323624
ISBN-10: 0792323629
Series: Theology and Medicine
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 28th February 1994
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.55

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