The Influence of Edmund D. Pellegrino's Philosophy of Medicine

The Influence of Edmund D. Pellegrino's Philosophy of Medicine

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This volume is dedicated to the philosophy of medicine advanced by Edmund D. Pellegrino, a renowned physician educator and philosopher. Pellegrino's thinking about the philosophy of medicine centers on the importance of illness in the life of the patient, and the professional relationship established by promising to alleviate suffering. From this relationship norms are established that contribute to the staying power of medicine as a moral enterprise.
Chapters are included from established thinkers and newcomers to the field, all of whom have been influenced by Pellegrino. Some chapters expand upon his thinking for primary care, managed care, and other delivery systems. Other chapters explain in more detail certain key concepts in Pellegrino's thought, like beneficence, doing no harm, and clinical phronesis or prudential decision making. Still others explore areas of difficulty like the reliance on role modeling and virtue ethics, the problem of pluralism and a loss of professional normative ethics, and the search for the foundations of the philosophy of medicine.
Constructing a viable philosophy of medicine for the next century is an essential task for grounding the morality of medicine during enormous social and economic change. Pellegrino's thinking and the ideas of those he has influenced will contribute immensely to this challenge.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 215 pages
  • 162.6 x 241.3 x 20.3mm | 544.32g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from THEORETICAL MEDICINE, 18:1-2, 1997
  • 1 Illustrations, black and white; V, 215 p. 1 illus.
  • 079234412X
  • 9780792344124

Table of contents

Introduction; D.C. Thomasma. Edmund D. Pellegrino's Philosophy of Family Practice; H. Brody. The Virtues in Psychiatric Practice; D.W. Mann. The Inadequacy of Role Models for Educating Medical Students in Ethics with Some Reflections on Virtue Theory; E.L. Erde. A Dialogue Between Virtue Ethics and Care Ethics; P. Benner. Futility and the Varieties of Medical Judgement; D.P. Sulmasy. Finding an Appropriate Ethic in a World of Moral Acquaintances; E.H. Loewy. Philosophy of Medical Practice: A Discursive Approach; E. van Leeuwen, G.K. Kimsma. `Damaged Humanity': The Call for a Patient-Centered Medical Ethic in the Managed Care Era; L.R. Churchill. Antifoundationalism and the Possibility of a Moral Philosophy of Medicine; D.C. Thomasma. Why Bioethics Needs the Philosophy of Medicine: Some Implications of Reflection on Concepts of Health and Disease; G. Khushf. The Crisis of Virtue: Arming for the Cultural Wars and Pellegrino at the Limes; H.T. Engelhardt, Jr. Phronesis, Clinical Reasoning, and Pellegrino's Philosophy of Medicine; F.D. Davis. Why `Do no Harm'? V.A. Sharpe.
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