Community As Healing: Pragmatist Ethics in Medical Encounters

Community As Healing: Pragmatist Ethics in Medical Encounters

By: Micah D. Hester (author)Hardback

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Starting from the insights of classical American pragmatism, this book argues for a higher notion of the relationship between individuals and their communities. This newly enriched notion supports a more participatory engagement between physicians and patients which takes ethical medicine to be a community of healing enjoyed by health care professionals and those they care for.

About Author

D. Micah Hester is assistant professor of biomedical ethics at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Medicine, Ethics, and Classic American Philosophy Chapter 3 Principles and Pragmatism: Negative Considerations for Positive Beginnings Chapter 4 Autonomy as Consent: An All-Too-Passive Concept Chapter 5 Self as Situated Social Product: The Functionality of Narratives Chapter 6 Community as Healing Chapter 7 Epilogue

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742512184
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9780742512184
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0742512185

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