A Caring Jurisprudence: Listening to Patients at the Supreme Court

A Caring Jurisprudence: Listening to Patients at the Supreme Court

By: Susan M. Behuniak (author)Hardback

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This book argues that it is both possible and proper to develop a jurisprudence capable of incorporating the knowledge of patients. Drawing on feminist scholarship, this book proposes a model for a 'caring jurisprudence' that integrates the ethic of justice and the ethic of care to ensure that patients' knowledge is included in judicial decision making.

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About Author

Susan M. Behuniak is professor of political science at Le Moyne College.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Three Versions of a Story: Medical, Legal, and Personal Chapter 3 The Abortion Cases: The Merging of Medical and Legal Knowledge Chapter 4 The Physician Assisted Suicide Cases: The Triumph of Medical Knowledge over Patients' Knowledge Chapter 5 A Jurisprudence of Justice and Care: Enabling the Court to Hear the Knowledge of Patients Chapter 6 Listening to Patients: The Abortion and Physician Assisted Suicide Cases Revisited

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/08/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780847694549
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780847694549
  • weight: 444
  • ISBN10: 0847694542

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