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Throughout the past two decades, when medical ethics has had a renaissance, Robert Veatch has been a leading contributor to its dialogue and advance. This collection of his work shows the breadth and the cogency of his thinking.... it is a book worth having. Journal of the American Medical Association
... a fascinating dissection of almost every aspect of the doctor-patient relationship.... strongly recommended reading for all health care workers interested in this rapidly evolving field. Queens Quarterly
This outstanding discussion of important current medical issues is a valuable addition to academic and professional libraries. Choice
... an important contribution to bioethics... certain to provoke controversy in the field. Medical Humanities Review
Lucid and well-argued... Religious Studies Review
This book heralds the imminent demise of doctor knows best. In it, Robert M. Veatch proposes a postmodern medicine in which decisions about patient care will routinely involve both doctor and patientnot only in ethically complex cases such as the termination of life-sustaining treatment, but in everyday care as well.
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