The Health Care Professional as Friend and Healer: Building on the Work of Edmund D. Pellegrino
edited by David C. Thomasma and Judith Lee Kissell
Georgetown University Press, 2000
Paper: 978-0-87840-810-8
Library of Congress Classification R724.H3476 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 174.2

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This book illuminates issues in medical ethics revolving around the complex bond between healer and patient, focusing on friendship and other important values in the healing relationship. Embracing medicine, philosophy, theology, and bioethics, it considers whether bioethical issues in medicine, nursing, and dentistry can be examined from the perspective of the healing relationship rather than external moral principles.

Distinguished contributors explore the role of the health professional, the moral basis of health care, greater emphasis on the humanities in medical education, and some of the current challenges facing healers today.


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