Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2016

208 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190650582

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What Patients Teach

The Everyday Ethics of Health Care

Larry R. Churchill, Joseph B. Fanning, and David Schenck

  • This book presents the core elements of a therapeutic relationship from the patient's perspective. It is based on extensive discussions with 58 patients with a wide range of illnesses.
  • This book argues that illness, and the fragility of life it symbolizes, is a central feature of the human predicament, rather than an occasional interruption.
  • This book presented a detailed description of the structure and rhythm of routine clinician-patient encounters.
  • This book argues that the heart of healthcare ethics must be based on the structure and rhythm of routine encounters and that this model should displace the conventional and dominant