Clinical Bioethics

A Search for the Foundations

ISBN: 978-1-4020-3592-0 (Print) 978-1-4020-3593-7 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

  2. Clinical Bioethics: Comparing Theoretical Models

    1. Chapter

      Pages 3-20

      Clinical Bioethics in a Post Modern Age

    2. Chapter

      Pages 21-32

      The “Telos” of Medicine and the Good of the Patient

    3. Chapter

      Pages 33-40

      The Foundation of Medical Ethics in the Democratic Evolution of Modern Society

    4. Chapter

      Pages 41-51

      A Communitarian Approach to Clinical Bioethics

    5. Chapter

      Pages 53-59

      A Hermeneutical Approach to Clinical Bioethics

    6. Chapter

      Pages 61-71

      A Deliberative Approach to Clinical Bioethics

  3. Toward Clinical Bioethics Integrating “Internalmorality” and “External Morality”

    1. Chapter

      Pages 75-97

      “A Helping and Caring Profession”: Medicine as a Normative Practice

  4. The Goals of Medicine in Relation to the Subjectivisation of Health and Rationalisation of Health Care Institutions

    1. Chapter

      Pages 101-113

      Medicine as a Practice and the Ethics of Illness

    2. Chapter

      Pages 115-129

      The Right to Choose One’s Health

    3. Chapter

      Pages 131-137

      The Tension Between Ethics and Evidence-Based Medicine

    4. Chapter

      Pages 139-152

      Maintaining Integrity in Times of Scarse Resources

  5. Bioethical Judgment: Epistemological Statute and Institutional Context

    1. Chapter

      Pages 155-167

      Interpreting Clinical Judgment: Epistemological Notes on the Praxis of Medicine

    2. Chapter

      Pages 169-180

      For an Ethical Function in Hospitals

    3. Chapter

      Pages 181-192

      The Ethical Function in the Health Care Institutions: Clinical Ethics Committees

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 193-208