Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 February 1988

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195043198

Bookseller Code (05)


For the Patient's Good

The Restoration of Beneficence in Health Care

Edmund D. Pellegrino and David C. Thomasma

The authors argue for the restoration of beneficence as the fundamental principle of medical ethics, focusing on such issues as competency assessment, the requirements for valid surrogate decision-making, and the allocation of scare health care resources.


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