The Resource Humane medicine, Miles Little

Humane medicine, Miles Little

Label
Humane medicine
Title
Humane medicine
Statement of responsibility
Miles Little
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the late twentieth century the impressive achievements of modern medicine are obvious. Yet medicine seems to have failed to satisfy public expectations. Is there something wrong with medical research and practice? This book, written by a surgeon with more than 30 years experience of clinical medicine, examines what it is that doctors do, and what it is that patients expect them to do. It finds that in the face of uncertainty, expectation and reality often diverge. Starting from the communication difficulties that exist between doctors and patients, Humane Medicine explores the roles of science, ethics and the humanities in medical practice. It forcefully argues that more science cannot heal this rift nor can better education in ethics. To foster better communication, medical teachers must change their philosophy and methods, so that value-laden issues in clinical medicine are interwoven with the necessary science. Professor Little outlines some possible ways to achieve this
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Little, J. M.
Index
index present
LC call number
R727.3 .L565 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physician and patient
  • Medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Communication
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Research
  • Ethics, Medical
Label
Humane medicine, Miles Little
Link
https://archive.org/details/humanemedicine00litt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Confronting the present: confronting the future -- The clinical process: a Popperean analysis -- Science and the epistemology of clinical medicine -- The impact of authority and medical research -- Probability: Master or servant -- Autonomy and a calculus -- Ethics and the definition of professionalism -- The bioethics committee -- Autonomy, logic, hermeneutics and informed consent -- Text, context and the medical history -- Towards a new medicine -- A summary
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 195 p.
Isbn
9780521498630
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94047274
System control number
(OCoLC)31755040
Label
Humane medicine, Miles Little
Link
https://archive.org/details/humanemedicine00litt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Confronting the present: confronting the future -- The clinical process: a Popperean analysis -- Science and the epistemology of clinical medicine -- The impact of authority and medical research -- Probability: Master or servant -- Autonomy and a calculus -- Ethics and the definition of professionalism -- The bioethics committee -- Autonomy, logic, hermeneutics and informed consent -- Text, context and the medical history -- Towards a new medicine -- A summary
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 195 p.
Isbn
9780521498630
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94047274
System control number
(OCoLC)31755040

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