Medicine and the Ethics of Care
The essays reflect on the three related themes: community, narrative, and emotion. They argue for the need to understand patients and caregivers alike as moral agents who are embedded in multiple communities, who seek to attain or promote healing partly through the medium of storytelling, and who do so by cultivating good emotional habits. A thought-provoking contribution to a field that has long been dominated by an ethics of principle, Medicine and the Ethics of Care will appeal to scholars and students who want to move beyond the constraints of that traditional approach.
About the Authors
Paul Lauritzen is a professor and the chair of the Department of Religious Studies and the director of the Program in Applied Ethics at John Carroll University. His books include Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research.
"A sensitive and sensible exploration of important new directions in bioethics from several highly respected voices. . . . Their essays grip one's attention and expand one's horizons."—Lisa Cahill, Boston College
"Curious about what feminism, narrative, and the ethics of care mean for bioethics? Medicine and the Ethics of Care is an excellent place to begin satisfying that curiosity. Some of the voices are familiar and distinguished; some are new and exciting. All are worth reading."—Thomas H. Murray, president, The Hastings Center
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