The Resource The virtuous physician : the role of virtue in medicine, by James A. Marcum, (electronic resource)

The virtuous physician : the role of virtue in medicine, by James A. Marcum, (electronic resource)

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The virtuous physician : the role of virtue in medicine
Title
The virtuous physician
Title remainder
the role of virtue in medicine
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by James A. Marcum
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Language
eng
Summary
Although modern medicine enjoys unprecedented success in providing excellent technical care, many patients are dissatisfied with the poor quality of care or the unprofessional manner in which physicians sometimes deliver it. Recently, this patient dissatisfaction has led to quality-of-care and professionalism crises in medicine. In this book, the author proposes a notion of virtuous physician to address these crises. He discusses the nature of the two crises and efforts by the medical profession to resolve them and then he briefly introduces the notion of virtuous physician and outlines its basic features. Further, virtue theory is discussed, along with virtue ethics and virtue epistemology, and specific virtues, especially as they relate to medicine. The author also explores the ontological priority of caring as the metaphysical virtue for grounding the notion of virtuous physician, and two essential ontic virtues—care and competence. In addition to this, he examines the transformation of competence into prudent wisdom and care into personal radical love to forge the compound virtue of prudent love, which is sufficient for defining the virtuous physician. Lastly, two clinical case stories are reconstructed which illustrate the various virtues associated with medical practice, and it is discussed how the notion of virtuous physician addresses the quality-of-care and professionalism crises
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GW5XE
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Marcum, James A
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0
LC call number
R724
LC item number
.M37 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
  • W3
  • W 50
NLM item number
PH609 v.114 2012eb
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SpringerLink
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Philosophy and Medicine,
Series volume
114
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  • Medical ethics
  • Medicine
  • Clinical competence
  • Virtue
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Virtues
  • Philosophy, Medical
  • Professional Competence
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences humaines
  • Clinical competence
  • Medical ethics
  • Medicine
  • Virtue
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The virtuous physician : the role of virtue in medicine, by James A. Marcum, (electronic resource)
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mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments.- Preface -- 1. Medicine’s crises -- 2. Virtue theory, ethics, and epistemology -- 3. Virtues and vices -- 4. On caring and uncaring -- 5. On prudent love and imprudent lovelessness -- 6. Medical stories -- 7. The virtuous physician and medicine’s crises -- 8. Figures -- References.- Notes
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages).
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9789400726963
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)772164246
  • (OCoLC)ocn772164246
Label
The virtuous physician : the role of virtue in medicine, by James A. Marcum, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments.- Preface -- 1. Medicine’s crises -- 2. Virtue theory, ethics, and epistemology -- 3. Virtues and vices -- 4. On caring and uncaring -- 5. On prudent love and imprudent lovelessness -- 6. Medical stories -- 7. The virtuous physician and medicine’s crises -- 8. Figures -- References.- Notes
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages).
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9789400726963
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)772164246
  • (OCoLC)ocn772164246

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