Personhood and Health Care

  • David C. Thomasma
  • David N. Weisstub
  • Christian Hervé

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-8
  2. Homage to Yves Pélicier

    1. Christian Hervé
      Pages 9-10
  3. Concepts of the Person

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Lenn E. Goodman
      Pages 19-41
    3. David Novak
      Pages 43-54
    4. Jean Bernard
      Pages 55-58
    5. Tom L. Beauchamp
      Pages 59-69
    6. Edmund L. Erde
      Pages 71-89
  4. Theories of Personhood in Medicine and Bioethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Paul Ricoeur
      Pages 115-119
    3. Hubert Doucet
      Pages 121-128
    4. Ruud H. J. ter Meulen
      Pages 129-135
    5. Simonne Plourde
      Pages 137-148
    6. Godfrey B. Tangwa
      Pages 165-172
  5. Person and Identity

  6. Personhood and Its Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Matti Häyry, Tuija Takala
      Pages 281-298
    3. Michel Silberfeld
      Pages 299-316
    4. David N. Weisstub, David C. Thomasma
      Pages 317-332
    5. Constance K. Perry
      Pages 333-345
    6. M. Gregg Bloche, Kevin P. Quinn
      Pages 347-354
    7. John Nessa
      Pages 355-362
    8. Lazare Benaroyo
      Pages 373-381
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 383-451

About this book


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.


Autonomy Beauchamp Ethics Medical Ethics Moral bioethics health human rights

Authors and affiliations

  • David C. Thomasma
    • 1
  • David N. Weisstub
    • 2
  • Christian Hervé
    • 3
  1. 1.Loyola University Chicago Medical CenterMaywoodUSA
  2. 2.University of Montreal School of MedicineMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Université Paris René DescartesParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5858-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2572-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
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