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Privileged Servants

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines PubliCare Hospital's commitment to the practice of medicine as a vocational calling or public service. Many physicians at PubliCare saw care as a right. Their medical work was ... More


Veracity in the Doctor–Patient Relationship

Dagmar Wujastyk

in Well-Mannered Medicine: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199856268
eISBN:
9780199950560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the paternalistic nature of the doctor-patient relationship, and what this means for a physician's attitude towards giving or withholding information from a patient. The ... More


Pharmaceutical Freedom: Why Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate

Jessica Flanigan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190684549
eISBN:
9780190684570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190684549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

If a competent adult refuses medical treatment, physicians and public officials must respect her decision. Coercive medical paternalism is a clear violation of the doctrine of informed consent, which ... More


Consent

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Informed consent is a loaded legal expression and in Indian context of medical paternalism, the norm is ordinary consent. The term here signifies the patient to be informed about the ailment, the ... More


benevolent deception: send me no flowers

catherine belling

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the issue of benevolent deception as seen in the film Send Me No Flowers (1964). The film focuses on George (Rock Hudson), who lives in mid-1960s American suburbia with his ... More


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