Intensive Care : Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession

Intensive Care : Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
Robert Zussman
Format
Paperback | 260 pages
Dimensions
145 x 226 x 15.24mm | 354g
Publication date
01 Jun 1994
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Publication City/Country
Chicago, IL, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
Illustrations note
11 line drawings, 3 tables
ISBN10
0226996352
ISBN13
9780226996356
Bestsellers rank
2,365,909