The Patient's Ordeal

The Patient's Ordeal

William May
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/22/1991
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20870-5
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an excellent contribution to medical ethics" —Ethics

wide-ranging, compassionate, and insightful" —Publishers Weekly

a sensitive and provocative approach to the study of ethical decision making" —Choice

[This] sensitive and moving book... compels and merits the grateful, concentrated, and critical attention of all who know, who live with, and who seek to help those human beings to whom terrible things have happened." —BioLaw

The human contact embodied in The Patient's Ordeal puts the book light-years ahead of others in the field of medical ethics.... Once the dust from the academic reviews has settled, this book will be one of the few in the field of medical ethics that is thought of as a seminal work, one that has broken new ground. A remarkable, well-written, significant work, it cannot be commended too highly." —Second Opinion

Author Bio

WILLIAM F. MAY is Cary M. Maguire Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University and author of The Physician’s Covenant: Images of the Healer in Medical Ethics.

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Table of Contents



One The Burned
Two The Retarded
Three The Retarded Institutionalized
Four The Gestated and Sold
Five The Battered
Six The Molested
Seven The Aged: Their Virtues and Vices
Eight Afflicting the Afflicted: Total Institutions
Nine The Afflicted Assisting the Afficted: Alcoholics Anonymous
Ten The Afflicted Assiting the Afficted: Organ Donations for Transplants