Metaphysics.- Medical Worldviews.- Medical Causation and Realism.- Patient as Body or Person.- Disease or Illness and Health or Wellbeing.- Diagnosis and Therapeutics.- Epistemology.- Medical Thinking.- Clinical Judging and Decision Making.- Medical Explanations.- Diagnostic Knowledge.- Therapeutic Knowledge.- Ethics.- Medical Axiology and Values.- Origins of Bioethics and Normative Ethics.- Principlism and the Future of Bioethics.- Emotionally Detached Concern or Empathic Care.- Patient-Physician Relationships.
A comprehensive coverage of the various topics in the philosophy of medicine that have emerged over the past several decades
A philosophical context for embedding bioethical discussions
A unique analysis of the quality-of-care crisis in modern medicine and the efforts to resolve it
A philosophical proposal for resolving the crisis-of-care