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International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Personhood and Health Care

Editors: Thomasma, David C., Weisstub, David N., Hervé, Christian (Eds.)

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PERSONHOOD AND HEALTH CARE This book arose as a result of a pre-conference devoted to the topic held June 28, 1999 in Paris, France. The pre-conference preceded the Annual Congress of the International Academy ofLaw and Mental Health. Other chapters were solicited after the conference in order to more completely explore the relation of personhood to health care. The pre­ conference was held in honor of Yves Pelicier who led so many of our French colleagues in medicine, philosophy, and ethics as Christian Herve notes in his Tribute. As health care is aimed at healing persons, it is important to realize how difficult it is to construct a theory of personhood for health care, and thus, a theory of how healing in health care comes about or ought to occur. The book is divided into four parts, Concepts of the Person, Theories of Personhood in Relation to Health Care and Bioethics, Person and Identity, and Personhood and Hs Relations. Each section explores a critical arena in constructing the relation of personhood to health care. Although no exploration ofthis nature can be exhaustive, every effort was made to present both conflicting and complementary views of personhood from within similar and different philosophical and religious traditions. PART ONE: CONCEPTS OF THE PERSON Tracing the origins of the concept of person from antiquity through present day, Jean Delemeau provides an historical sketch of the development of a wide range of meanings.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Personhood and Health Care
Editors
  • David C. Thomasma
  • David N. Weisstub
  • Christian Hervé
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2572-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2572-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0098-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5858-4
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 451
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