This book illuminates issues in medical ethics revolving around the complex bond between healer and patient, focusing on friendship and other important values in the healing relationship. Embracing medicine, philosophy, theology, and bioethics, it considers whether bioethical issues in medicine, nursing, and dentistry can be examined from the perspective of the healing relationship rather than external moral principles. Distinguished contributors explore the role of the health professional, the moral basis of health care, greater emphasis on the humanities in medical education, and some of the current challenges facing healers today.
David C. Thomasma is the Fr. Michael I. English, SJ, Professor of Medical Ethics and Director of the Medical Humanities Program at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. Among his more than twenty books is Helping and Healing, with Edmund D. Pellegrino (Georgetown, 1997). Judith Lee Kissell is an assistant professor at Georgia College and State University.
PrefaceDavid C. Thomasma and Judith Lee KissellA Profesion of Trust: Reflections on a Fundamental VirtueLeo J. O'Donovan, SJPart I The Nature of the Health Care ProfessionalThe Physician-Patient RelationshipG. Kevin DonovanFriendship as an Ideal for the Patient-Physician Relationship: Critique and an AlternativeF. Daniel DavisThe Dentist as Healer and FriendJos V.M. WelieLearning through Experience and Expression: Skillful Ethical Comportment in Nursing PracticePatricia Benner Engendering Trust in a Pluralistic SocietyMarian Gray Secundy and Rodger L. JacksonPart II The Moral Basis of Health CareInternal and External Sources of Morality for MedicineRobert M. VeatchDoctoring and the (Neglected) Virtue of Self-ForgivenessJeffrey BlusteinMoral Courage: Unsung Resource for Health Professional as Healer and FriendRuth B. PurtilloThe Six Transformations of American Health CareJoan Collins HenryThe Principle fo DominionDavid C. ThomasmaOrganizational Ethics and the Medical Professional: Reappraising Roles and ResponsibilitiesGeorge KhushfPart III Current ChallengesReproductive Technologies: Where Are We Headed?Richard A. McCormick, SJThe Search for the Meaning of the Human BodyJudith Lee KissellHealing and Dying: Spiritual Issues in the Care of the Dying PatientDaniel P. Sulmasy, OFMProphet to the Profession: Healing and Physician-Assisted SuicideCourtney S. CampbellThe Role of Reason, Emotion and Aesthetics in Making Ehtical JudgmentsErich H. LoewyThe Contribution of Philosophical Hermeneutics to Clinical EthicsLazare BenaroyoMoney, Medicine, and MoralsWilliam S. AndereckTheology and BioethicsRichard A. McCormick, SJ Part IV Medical EducationTeaching the Humanities in American Medical Schools during the Twentieth Century: A Commentary on the Two Dominant ModelsChester R. BurnsReflections on the Humanities and Medical Education: Balancing History, Theory, and PracticeThomas K. McElhinneyReligious Elements in HealingGlenn C. Graber and Bradford R. SmithIndex