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The healer's power, Howard Brody

Label
The healer's power
Title
The healer's power
Statement of responsibility
Howard Brody
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although the physician's use and misuse of power have been discussed in the social sciences and in literature, they have never been explored in medical ethics until now. In this book, Dr. Howard Brody argues that the central task is not to reduce the physician's power, as others have suggested, but to develop guidelines for its use, so that the doctor shares with the patient both information and the responsibility for deciding on appropriate treatment. Dr. Brody first reviews literary works dealing with medical power, from Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" to stories by William Carlos Williams, Vonda McIntyre, and Richard Selzer. These works, he shows, reveal the healers' ambivalence over their own power and patients' fears of the abuse of power. Dr. Brody then points out important but neglected ethical issues that emerge from an analysis of power, such as the tension between care of individual patients and the pressures of the doctor's workload; the rescue fantasy that impels some physicians to extraordinary lengths to save a life; and the economic system, which rewards surgeons and other specialists more than it does physicians who spend time talking with patients about their problems. He also shows how the perspective of shared power can shed new light on standard topics in medical ethics--from informed consent and confidentiality to resource allocation and cost containment
Cataloging source
KIJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brody, Howard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical ethics
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Medical ethics
  • Medische ethiek
  • Arts-patiënt-relatie
  • Éthique médicale
  • Arzt
  • Machtmissbrauch
  • Medizinische Ethik
  • Patient
  • Machtstruktur
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Power (Psychology)
Label
The healer's power, Howard Brody
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Chief of Medicine -- 2. Medical Ethics and Power -- 3. The Dark Side of the Force: Clinical Examples -- 4. The Physician-Patient Relationship -- 5. Care versus Work -- 6. Informed Consent: Definition and Models -- 7. Informed Consent: Shared Power and Transparency -- 8. The Power to Control Information -- 9. The Rescue Fantasy -- 10. Substituted Judgment and Quality of Life -- 11. The Power to Determine Futility -- 12. Power and Cost Containment -- 13. The Physician's Income -- 14. The Social Power of Expert Healers -- 15. Power and Theories of Medical Ethics -- 16. The Physician's Character -- 17. Concluding Remarks -- Appendix. "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand," / Vonda McIntyre
Control code
ocn855717230
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156966
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dst7jr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855717230
Label
The healer's power, Howard Brody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Chief of Medicine -- 2. Medical Ethics and Power -- 3. The Dark Side of the Force: Clinical Examples -- 4. The Physician-Patient Relationship -- 5. Care versus Work -- 6. Informed Consent: Definition and Models -- 7. Informed Consent: Shared Power and Transparency -- 8. The Power to Control Information -- 9. The Rescue Fantasy -- 10. Substituted Judgment and Quality of Life -- 11. The Power to Determine Futility -- 12. Power and Cost Containment -- 13. The Physician's Income -- 14. The Social Power of Expert Healers -- 15. Power and Theories of Medical Ethics -- 16. The Physician's Character -- 17. Concluding Remarks -- Appendix. "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand," / Vonda McIntyre
Control code
ocn855717230
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156966
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dst7jr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855717230

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