Rethinking Health Care Ethics

Author: 
Stephen Scher and Kasia Kozlowska
Publication date: 
1 October 2018

Rethinking Health Care Ethics

Offers a radical departure from the dominant paradigm of “principled decision making” and other theory-driven approaches to clinical ethics. The goal of this open access book is to develop an approach to clinical health care ethics that is more accessible to, and usable by, health professionals than the now-dominant approaches that focus, for example, on the application of ethical principles. The book elaborates the view that health professionals have the emotional and intellectual resources to discuss and address ethical issues in clinical health care without needing to rely on the expertise of bioethicists. The early chapters review the history of bioethics and explain how academics from outside health care came to dominate the field of health care ethics, both in professional schools and in clinical health care.


Rethinking Health Care Ethics