Integrity and Personhood

Looking at Patients from a Bio/Psycho/Social Perspective

  • Roberta Springer Loewy

About this book


This text examines the dominant ways of looking at patient/clinician relationships in healthcare. By challenging these dominant views the author can explore presuppositions that are defective. She further explains how they come to be so readily and uncritically held and reinforced; and, why their implications can have such a profound affect on how we think and act.
Using the methodology of philosopher, John Dewey, the author proposes an alternative bio/psycho/social approach to understanding the patient/clinician relationship and for resolving increasingly common bioethical issues that arise in healthcare settings.


Ethical Issues Health Care Ethics autonomy beneficence ethics health

Authors and affiliations

  • Roberta Springer Loewy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California DavisSacramento

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