Caring about health

Van Hooft, Stan 2006, Caring about health, Ashgate, Aldershot, England.

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Title Caring about health
Author(s) Van Hooft, Stan
Publication date 2006
Series Ashgate studies in applied ethics
Total pages xi, 226 p.
Publisher Ashgate
Place of Publication Aldershot, England
Summary Presenting a philosophical exploration of the ideas central to health care practice this book explores such concepts as caring, health, disease, suffering and pain from a phenomenological perspective. With deep philosophical insight this book draws out, not only the ethical demands that arise when one encounters these phenomena, but also the forms of ethical education that would help health care workers respond to those demands. This is a book which explores the grounds for ethical living rather than enunciating ethical principles. Van Hooft argues that ethical responses arise from sensitive and insightful awareness of what is salient in clinical and other health care settings. This book draws upon thinkers from the classical canon, the Anglo-American tradition and from continental philosophical ideas.
Notes Contents: Caring and professional commitment -- Moral education for nursing decisions -- Bioethics and caring -- Towards a theory of caring -- Acting from the virtue of caring -- Socratic dialogue and the virtuous clinician -- The body and well-being -- Health and subjectivity -- Disease and subjectivity -- Suffering and the goals of medicine -- Pain and communication -- The meanings of suffering.
ISBN 0754653587
Language eng
Field of Research 220106 Medical Ethics
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
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