Ärztliches Ethos im Kontext
Historische, phänomenologische und didaktische Analysen
1. Edition 2010
Bonn University Press at V&R unipress
Medizin und Kulturwissenschaft -
Medical ethos in the sphere of influence of various non-medical interests is the focus of this anthology – an issue that is often neglected in the study of medicine and the history of medicine. Spectacular questions concerning medical successes and misdemeanours, daunting potentialities and borderline situations determine both historical studies and bioethical debate. The historical analyses of case studies from the fields of obstetrics and terminal care, notions of honour and medical duty in this volume aim to foster an awareness that even today must be maintained throughout medical training. This applies especially to questions concerning medical communication skills, the doctor-patient relationship, value orientation and a reflection on science, which are discussed in further contributions by experienced clinicians and theorists. The resulting portrayal of medical ethos depicts a core area of the study of medicine in terms of both its history and the demands made on medicine today.