Truth, Trust and Medicine

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Medical - 172 pages
Truth, Trust and Medicine investigates trust and honesty in medicine. It looks at the doctor-patient relationship, raising questions which disturb notions of patients' autonomy and self-determination, such as withholding information and consent and covert surveillance in care units. It will be of interest to those working in medical ethics and applied philosophy, and a valuable resource for practitioners of medicine.
 

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Contents

Noble lies and therapeutic tricks
11
Why truthfulness matters
28
What truthfulness requires
41
The teaching we need to preserve truthfulness
65
Doctors and nurses as caring pragmatists
78
medical ethics today and any day
147
Notes
158
Index
168
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Jennifer Jackson is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Business and Professional Ethics at the University of Leeds, UK.

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