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Minding Our Language: Metaphors and Biomedical Ethics

  • Gerald R. Winslow
Part of the Theology and Medicine book series (THAM, volume 8)

Abstract

We should watch the way we talk. Human society can be described as a series of long conversations about what matters. In these conversations, the language that we use to describe our social practices not only reveals our values and virtues, it shapes them. Nowhere is this more evident than the language of health care.

Keywords

Health Care Health Care Professional Religious Faith Health Care Institution Moral Imagination 
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