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Intensive Care : Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession

Intensive Care : Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession - 92 edition

Intensive Care : Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession - 92 edition

ISBN13: 9780226996356

ISBN10: 0226996352

Intensive Care : Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession by NA - ISBN 9780226996356
Edition: 92
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published:
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Intensive Care : Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession by NA - ISBN 9780226996356

ISBN13: 9780226996356

ISBN10: 0226996352

Edition: 92
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Summary

In riveting case studies, Robert Zussman describes how medical decisions in ICUs are considered and reconsidered, made and remade, negotiated and renegotiated. He concentrates on the practice of medical ethics, on the ways in which right and wrong are interpreted and used in the ward--how definitions of right and wrong emerge from the social situations of patients, families, doctors, and nurses and from the workings of hospitals and the courts. His book is a portrait of the way careful planning is undermined by the unpredictability of illness and the persistence of self-interest, by high principle and curious compromise.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1: Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession

2: Intensive Care

Pt. 1: The Moral Order of Intensive Care

3: The Patient

4: Doctors: The Banality of Heroism

5: The Nurse's Dilemma

6: Patienthood and the Culture of Rights

7: Patients and Families

Pt. 2: Medical Ethics: Triage and the Limitation of Treatment

8: "Penguins in the Basement"

9: Uncertainty, the Social Organization of Medicine, and Limitation of Treatment

10: Withholding, Withdrawing, and the "Terminal" Patient

11: Ethics, Families, and Technical Reason

12: The "Do Not Resuscitate" Order as Ritual

13: "A Legal Thing"

14: The Last Bed

15: Medicine's Two Cultures

Appendix: On Method General Index

Index of Doctors, Nurses, Patients, and Families of Patients