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The Formation of Medical “Professionals”

Nicole M. Piemonte

in Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter four explores how educators might help cultivate the capacity for authentic patient care among doctors-in-training, including a comportment of humility, openness, and gratitude for patients. ... More


Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Nicole M. Piemonte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

While many commentators have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medicine, their critiques, for the most part, have not considered seriously the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ... More


Plato’s Legacy to Contemporary Bioethics

Susan B. Levin

in Plato’s Rivalry with Medicine: A Struggle and Its Dissolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199919802
eISBN:
9780199378159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919802.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

For the first time in the history of bioethics, the possible contributions of ancient philosophy are receiving notable attention. The chapter contends that while this is all to the good, ... More


Plato’s Rivalry with Medicine: A Struggle and Its Dissolution

Susan B. Levin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199919802
eISBN:
9780199378159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919802.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Scholars typically view Plato’s engagement with medicine as uniform and largely positive; this book shows, however, that his handling of medicine unfolds in several key phases and that he views it as ... More


The Evil of Suffering

Ronald M. Green

in Suffering and Bioethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199926176
eISBN:
9780199396788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926176.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that there is a prima facie moral obligation to prevent and relieve suffering. Because pain and suffering are states that all rational people ordinarily want to avoid, this ... More


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