The Resource Trusting doctors : the decline of moral authority in American medicine, Jonathan B. Imber

Trusting doctors : the decline of moral authority in American medicine, Jonathan B. Imber

Label
Trusting doctors : the decline of moral authority in American medicine
Title
Trusting doctors
Title remainder
the decline of moral authority in American medicine
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan B. Imber
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses the emphasis that Protestant clergymen placed on the physician's vocation; the focus that Catholic moralists put on specific dilemmas faced in daily medical practice; and the loss of unchallenged authority experienced by doctors after World War II, when practitioners became valued for their technical competence rather than their personal integrity. Imber shows how the clergy gradually lost their impact in defining the physician's moral character, and how vocal critics of medicine contributed to a decline in patient confidence. The author argues that as modern medicine becomes defined by specialization, rapid medical advance, profit-driven industry, and ever more anxious patients, the future for a renewed trust in doctors will be confronted by even greater challenges
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
174.2
Index
index present
LC call number
R724
LC item number
.I5446 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Trusting doctors : the decline of moral authority in American medicine, Jonathan B. Imber
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; PREFACE: A Sociological Perspective; INTRODUCTION; PART ONE: Religious Foundations of Trust in Medicine; 1 Protestantism, Piety, and Professionalism; 2 The Influence of Catholic Perspectives; 3 The Scientific Challenge to Faith; 4 Public Health, Public Trust, and the Professionalization of Medicine; PART TWO: Beyond the Golden Age of Trust in Medicine; 5 The Growth of Popular Distrust in Medicine; 6 The Evolution of Bioethics; 7 Anxiety in the Age of Epidemiology; 8 Trust and Mortality; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; APPENDIX 1: Extant Addresses, Sermons, and Eulogies by Clergymen
Control code
ocn703155082
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 274 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400828890
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/cttvc5s
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not applicable
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.b25082280
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)703155082
  • pebcs1400828899

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