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Encountering the Other

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Duties to Others

Part of the book series: Theology and Medicine ((THAM,volume 4))

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Encounters involve relationships among people occurring over some span of time. Even those between two people, however, are always complex, particularly when the encounter is clinical. They involve many different people (patients, family members, friends), some of whom work within established professional frameworks (physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, etc.) each of which has its written and unwritten codes of conduct and practice. In addition, each clinical encounter occurs within some form of institution which includes a variety of written and unwritten, more or less formal (local, regional, state, federal) rules, regulations, policies, codes, laws, and the like — all of which, to one or another degree, help to configure the specific encounter.

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Zaner, R.M. (1994). Encountering the Other. In: Campbell, C.S., Lustig, B.A. (eds) Duties to Others. Theology and Medicine, vol 4. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8244-5_2

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