Trusting Medicine

Trusting Medicine

Gilson, L. Trust and the Development of Health Care as a Social Institution. Social Science and Medicine, 2003; 56, No. 7: 1453-68. Goold, S. Dorr. Money and Trust: Relationships between Patients, Physicians, and Health Plans.

Author: Patricia Illingworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134218714

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

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Providing a fascinating overview of healthcare spending and cost-containment mechanisms in the US, this book explores the consequences of managed care for the community with particular attention paid to doctor-patient relationships. The author studies this significant relationship from a social perspective arguing that shifting financial risk onto doctors in a profit-making system seriously damages patient trust. In addition this undermines overall social capital, which in turn has been linked to health outcomes. Including case study examples and policy implications, this insightful text explores an important, though little-discussed outcome of healthcare reform and will be a welcome addition to the current healthcare literature.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Truth Trust and Medicine

Truth  Trust and Medicine

If trust is vital between doctors and patients and both lying and concealing information destroy trust , how have ... to be the bedrock of medical ethics , should we not expect to find that patients have lately become much more trusting ...

Author: Jennifer C. Jackson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415185475

Category: Medical

Page: 172

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Investigates trust and honesty in medicine and the doctor-patient relationship, raising questions of patients' autonomy and self-determination. Of interest to those working in medical ethics and applied philosophy, and for medical practitioners.
Categories: Medical

An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine

An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine

But, in medical care there are times when death is not bad but good; and a patient must be allowed to die in peace and ... Finally, wisdom also relies on trusting the beliefs that one accepts and the choices and preferences they inspire ...

Author: James A. Marcum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402067976

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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In this book the author explores the shifting philosophical boundaries of modern medical knowledge and practice occasioned by the crisis of quality-of-care, especially in terms of the various humanistic adjustments to the biomedical model. To that end he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical boundaries of these medical models. He begins with their metaphysics, analyzing the metaphysical positions and presuppositions and ontological commitments upon which medical knowledge and practice is founded. Next, he considers the epistemological issues that face these medical models, particularly those driven by methodological procedures undertaken by epistemic agents to constitute medical knowledge and practice. Finally, he examines the axiological boundaries and the ethical implications of each model, especially in terms of the physician-patient relationship. In a concluding Epilogue, he discusses how the philosophical analysis of the humanization of modern medicine helps to address the crisis-of-care, as well as the question of “What is medicine?” The book’s unique features include a comprehensive coverage of the various topics in the philosophy of medicine that have emerged over the past several decades and a philosophical context for embedding bioethical discussions. The book’s target audiences include both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as healthcare professionals and professional philosophers. “This book is the 99th issue of the Series Philosophy and Medicine...and it can be considered a crown of thirty years of intensive and dynamic discussion in the field. We are completely convinced that after its publication, it can be finally said that undoubtedly the philosophy of medicine exists as a special field of inquiry.”
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The Power of Pills

The Power of Pills

Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Drug Development, Marketing and Pricing Jillian Cohen, Patricia M. L. ... She has written three books on healthcare including Trusting Medicine (2005), and Ethical Health Care (2006) with Wendy Parmet ...

Author: Jillian Clare Kohler

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134512651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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a ~This is a truly first rate text, and, indeed, required reading for all critical students of tort.a (TM) Student Law Review
Categories: Business & Economics

Trusting Doctors

Trusting Doctors

In Trusting Doctors, Jonathan Imber attributes the development of patients' faith in doctors to the inspiration and influence of Protestant and Catholic clergymen during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Author: Jonathan B. Imber

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691168142

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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For more than a century, the American medical profession insisted that doctors be rigorously trained in medical science and dedicated to professional ethics. Patients revered their doctors as representatives of a sacred vocation. Do we still trust doctors with the same conviction? In Trusting Doctors, Jonathan Imber attributes the development of patients' faith in doctors to the inspiration and influence of Protestant and Catholic clergymen during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He explains that as the influence of clergymen waned, and as reliance on medical technology increased, patients' trust in doctors steadily declined. Trusting Doctors discusses the emphasis that Protestant clergymen placed on the physician's vocation; the focus that Catholic moralists put on specific dilemmas faced in daily medical practice; and the loss of unchallenged authority experienced by doctors after World War II, when practitioners became valued for their technical competence rather than their personal integrity. Imber shows how the clergy gradually lost their impact in defining the physician's moral character, and how vocal critics of medicine contributed to a decline in patient confidence. The author argues that as modern medicine becomes defined by specialization, rapid medical advance, profit-driven industry, and ever more anxious patients, the future for a renewed trust in doctors will be confronted by even greater challenges. Trusting Doctors provides valuable insights into the religious underpinnings of the doctor-patient relationship and raises critical questions about the ultimate place of the medical profession in American life and culture.
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The Trusted Doctor

The Trusted Doctor

Rosamond Rhodes challenges this dominant view by presenting an original and novel account of the ethics of medicine, one deeply rooted in the actual experience of medical professionals.

Author: Rosamond Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190859909

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Common morality has been the touchstone of medical ethics since the publication of Beauchamp and Childress's Principles of Biomedical Ethics in 1979. Rosamond Rhodes challenges this dominant view by presenting an original and novel account of the ethics of medicine, one deeply rooted in the actual experience of medical professionals. She argues that common morality accounts of medical ethics are unsuitable for the profession, and inadequate for responding to the particular issues that arise in medical practice. Instead, Rhodes argues that medicine's distinctive ethics should be explained in terms of the trust that society allows to the profession. Trust is the core and starting point of Rhodes' moral framework, which states that the most basic duty of doctors is to "seek trust and be trustworthy." Building from this foundation, Rhodes explicates the sixteen specific duties that doctors take on when they join the profession, and demonstrates how her view of these duties is largely consistent with the codes of medical ethics of medical societies around the world. She then explains why it is critical for physicians to develop the attitudes or "doctorly" virtues that comprise the character of trustworthy doctors and buttress physicians' efforts to fulfil their professional obligations. Her book's presentation of physicians' duties and the elements that comprise a doctorly character, together add up to a cohesive and comprehensive description of what medical professionalism really entails. Rhodes's analysis provides a clear understanding of medical professionalism as well as a guide for doctors navigating the ethically challenging situations that arise in clinical practice
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Medicine and Law

Medicine and Law

The emerging medical trust movement provides a foundation for persuading health care institutions that it is in their self - interest to eliminate policies that introduce bias into their programs and diminish trust in medicine . aute ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063234582

Category: Medical jurisprudence

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Categories: Medical jurisprudence

Reconstructing Medical Practice

Reconstructing Medical Practice

Information exchange in the NICU: what sources of patient data did physicians prefer to use? International Journal of Medical Informatics, 73,349–355. Brown, P.R. 2008. Trusting in the New NHS: instrumental versus communicative action.

Author: Christine Jorm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317070245

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Reconstructing Medical Practice examines how doctors see health care and their place in it, why they remain in medicine and why they are limited in their ability to lead change in the current system. Doctors are beset by doubts and feel rejected by systems where they should be leaders - some see their role as 'flog[ging] a derelict system to get the last breath of workability out ... for their patients'. Others simply turn away. Rigorous studies carried out at large public teaching hospitals in Australia found that doctors were reluctant to increase safety in the wider health system, despite making every effort for their 'own' patients. Doctors' self-esteem was found to be delicate due to the uncertain nature of their work; colleagues provide the support doctors need to deliver good care. However, these essential relationships and their cherished connections with patients have disadvantages: reducing doctors' ability to admit to error. On top of this, senior doctors predict a future bereft of professional values - one where medicine is 'just a job'. While the loss of professional identity introduces new risks for patients and doctors, the repercussions of the more self-serving attitudes of younger doctors are unknown. Reconstructing Medical Practice concludes that regulation, despite its recent proliferation, is a clumsy and limited approach to ensuring good care. It presents original and much-needed ideas for ways to rebuild the critical relationship between doctors and the system. By better valuing communicative interactions and workplace relationships, safe and satisfying medical practice can be reconstructed.
Categories: Medical

Trusting Medicine

Trusting Medicine

Including case study examples and policy implications, this insightful text explores an important, though little-discussed outcome of healthcare reform and will be a welcome addition to the current healthcare literature.

Author: Patricia Illingworth

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1125076501

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 200

View: 955

Providing a fascinating overview of healthcare spending and cost-containment mechanisms in the US, this bookexplores the consequences of managed care for the communitywith particular attentionpaidto doctor-patient relationships. The author studies this significant relationshipfrom a social perspective arguing that shifting financial risk onto doctors in a profit-making system seriously damages patient trust. In addition this undermines overall social capital, which in turn has been linked to health outcomes. Including case study examples and policy implications, this insightful text explores an important, though little-discussed outcome of healthcare reform and will be a welcome addition to the current healthcare literature.
Categories: HEALTH & FITNESS

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

ABUSE AND MEDICAL HISTORY OF PATIENTS WITH G|SYMPTOMS Reported in history Abused patients Nonabused patients Pelvic pain ... Finally, they may not be trusting enough to submit easily to physical examina. tions or invasive procedures or, ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0066586751

Category: Emergency medicine

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Categories: Emergency medicine