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Comments on John Ladd’s ‘the Good Doctor and the Medical Care of Children’

  • Stuart F. Spicker
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 33)

Abstract

John Ladd’s paper explores two important questions: What properly constitutes the principal aim of medicine and of the good doctor? Is there something about the medical care of patients, especially children, that requires special non-technical qualities? Frequently, answers to these questions focus on medical traditions. Ladd, however, turns to the domain of moral philosophy. I shall not iterate Ladd’s analyses and conclusions, but merely discuss a few issues which, I hope, will stimulate further reflections.

Keywords

Virtue Ethic Moral Philosophy Moral Virtue Moral Community Medical Tradition 
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    Macmurray, J.: 1957, The Self as Agent, Faber and Faber, Ltd., London.Google Scholar
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    Macmurray, J.: 1961 Persons in Relation, Faber and Faber, Ltd., London.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart F. Spicker
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  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterFarmington

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