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Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

R. S. Downie, K. C. Calman, Ruth A. K. Schröck, and Malcolm Macnaughton


In recent years doctors, nurses, and all health care professionals have become increasingly aware of the complexity of the moral dilemmas that can be created by caring. The central theme of this book is that these dilemmas, whether found in consulting rooms, hospital wards, dental surgeries, social work departments, or managers' offices cannot be resolved solely by the expertise derived from the social sciences. There is no escape from a professional's own moral and value judgements. This book offers an introduction to moral concepts and values, and illustrates how they can be identified, anal ... More

Keywords: scientific understanding, ethics, responsibility, argument, learning ethics, teaching ethics, teams, artificial conception, terminal care, public health, economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780192624086
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. S. Downie, author
University of Glasgow

K. C. Calman, author
Department of Health, London

Ruth A. K. Schröck, author