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In these essays, a diverse group of ethicists draw insights from both religious and feminist scholarship in order to propose creative new approaches to the ethics of medical care. While traditional ethics emphasizes rules, justice, and fairness, the contributors to this volume embrace an "ethics of care," which regards emotional engagement in the lives of others as basic to discerning what we ought to do on their behalf.

The essays reflect on the three related themes: community, narrative, and emotion. They argue for the need to understand patients and caregivers alike as moral agents who are embedded in multiple communities, who seek to attain or promote healing partly through the medium of storytelling, and who do so by cultivating good emotional habits. A thought-provoking contribution to a field that has long been dominated by an ethics of principle, Medicine and the Ethics of Care will appeal to scholars and students who want to move beyond the constraints of that traditional approach.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Diana Fritz Gates, Paul Lauritzen
  3. pp. xiii-xxxiv
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  1. Part I: Care, Justice, and Community
  1. 1. Are Care and Justice Distinct Virtues?
  2. John P. Reeder, Jr.
  3. pp. 3-40
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  1. 2. Care and Justice as Moral Values for Nurses in an Era of Managed Care
  2. Barbara Hilkert Andolsen
  3. pp. 41-68
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  1. 3. The Need for Integrating Care Ethics into Hospital Care: A Case Study
  2. Christine E. Gudorf
  3. pp. 69-102
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  1. Part II: Care and Emotion
  1. 4. The Emotions of Care in Health Care
  2. Edward Collins Vacek
  3. pp. 105-140
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  1. 5. The Psychology of Emotion and the Ethics of Care
  2. Sidney Callahan
  3. pp. 141-161
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  1. 6. Caring for Girls and Women Who Are Considering Abortion: Rethinking Informed Consent
  2. Diana Fritz Cates
  3. pp. 162-204
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  1. Part III: Care and Narrative
  1. 7. God and an Ethic of Care: On Being Immanuel
  2. Russell B. Connors, Jr., Chris A. France
  3. pp. 207-233
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  1. 8. Communities of Care, of Trust, and of Healing
  2. Paul F. Camenisch
  3. pp. 234-269
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  1. 9. Doubled in the Darkest Mirror: Practice and the Retold Narrative of the Jewish Burial Society
  2. Laurie Zoloth
  3. pp. 270-296
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  1. 10. AIDS in East Tennessee: Medicine and Morals as Local Activities
  2. Ruth L. Smith
  3. pp. 297-324
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 325-331
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781589013698
Related ISBN
9780878408245
MARC Record
OCLC
1017609838
Pages
368
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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