© 1989

Clinical Ethics

Theory and Practice

  • Barry Hoffmaster
  • Benjamin Freedman
  • Gwen Fraser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gwen Fraser
    Pages 1-5
  3. Robert M. Veatch
    Pages 7-25
  4. Arthur L. Caplan
    Pages 59-87
  5. Françoise Baylis
    Pages 89-99
  6. Ruth Macklin
    Pages 101-124
  7. Benjamin Freedman
    Pages 125-139
  8. K. Danner Clouser
    Pages 161-181
  9. Howard Brody
    Pages 183-200
  10. Barry Hoffmaster
    Pages 201-230
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 231-237

About this book


There is the world of ideas and the world of practice; the French are often for sup­ pressing the one and the English the other; but neither is to be suppressed. -Matthew Arnold The Function of Criticism at the Present Time From its inception, bioethics has confronted the need to reconcile theory and practice. At first the confrontation was purely intellectual, as writers on ethical theory (within phi­ losophy, theology, or other humanistic disciplines) turned their attention to topics from the world of medical practice. Recently the confrontation has grown more intense. The ap­ pointment of clinical ethicists in hospitals and other health­ care settings is an accelerating trend in North America. Concomitantly, those institutions involved in training peo­ ple in clinical ethics have added organized exposure to the world of practice , in the form of placement requirements, to the normal academic course load. In common with other dis­ ciplines, bioethics has begun to see clinical training as a con­ dition of didactic theory and apprenticeship.


applied ethics bioethics clinical ethics ethics health morality

Editors and affiliations

  • Barry Hoffmaster
    • 1
  • Benjamin Freedman
    • 2
  • Gwen Fraser
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Ethics
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Practice
  • Authors Barry Hoffmaster
    Benjamin Freedom
    Gwen Fraser
  • Series Title Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1989
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-138-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8221-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-3708-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
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