The Patient's Ordeal

The Patient's Ordeal

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In a series of moving studies, a leading medical ethicist explores the dilemmas faced by patients and their families.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 025320870X
  • 9780253208705

About Mr. William F. May

WILLIAM F. MAY is Cary M. Maguire Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University and author of The Physician's Covenant: Images of the Healer in Medical Ethics.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction One The Burned Two The Retarded Three The Retarded Institutionalized Four The Gestated and Sold Five The Battered Six The Molested Seven The Aged: Their Virtues and Vices Eight Afflicting the Afflicted: Total Institutions Nine The Afflicted Assisting the Afficted: Alcoholics Anonymous Ten The Afflicted Assiting the Afficted: Organ Donations for Transplants Postscript Notesshow more

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"an excellent contribution to medical ethics" Ethics "wide-ranging, compassionate, and insightful" Publishers Weekly "a sensitive and provocative approach to the study of ethical decision making" Choice "[This] sensitive and moving book ... compels and merits the grateful, concentrated, and critical attention of all who know, who live with, and who seek to help those human beings to whom terrible things have happened." BioLaw "The human contact embodied in The Patient's Ordeal puts the book light-years ahead of others in the field of medical ethics... Once the dust from the academic reviews has settled, this book will be one of the few in the field of medical ethics that is thought of as a seminal work, one that has broken new ground. A remarkable, well-written, significant work, it cannot be commended too highly." Second Opinionshow more

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