Edmund D. Pellegrino and David C. Thomasma
PART I: The Delineation of Beneficence
1. Paternalism, Autonomy, and Beneficence in the Patient-Doctor Relationship
2. Limitations of Autonomy and Paternalism: Toward a Model of Beneficence
3. Why Good Rather than Rights?
PART II: The
Implications of Beneficence for the Doctor and Patient
5. Health and Ethical Norms
6. The Good of the Patient
7. Quality of Life Judgements and Medical Indications
8. The Good Patient
9. The Good Physician
PART III: The Consequences of Beneficence
Common Devotion: A Reconstruction of Medical Ethics
11. Making Decisions Under Uncertainty
12. Making Decisions for Incompetent Patients
13. The Role of Physicians, Families and Other Surrogates in Decisions Concerning Incompetent Patients
14. The Physician as Gatekeeper
Beneficence-in-Trust: How It Is Applied
16. A Medical Oath for the Post Hippocratic Era
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Edmund D. Pellegrino is at Georgetown University. David C. Thomasma is at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
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