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The Resource The hippocratic myth : why doctors are under pressure to ration care, practice politics, and compromise their promise to heal, Gregg Bloche, M.D

The hippocratic myth : why doctors are under pressure to ration care, practice politics, and compromise their promise to heal, Gregg Bloche, M.D

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The hippocratic myth : why doctors are under pressure to ration care, practice politics, and compromise their promise to heal
Title
The hippocratic myth
Title remainder
why doctors are under pressure to ration care, practice politics, and compromise their promise to heal
Statement of responsibility
Gregg Bloche, M.D
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When we're ill, we put our trust in doctors who promise to put our well-being first and pledge to do us no harm. But medicine's expanding capabilities and soaring costs threaten to make this commitment obsolete. Increasingly, warns Gregg Bloche, society is calling upon physicians to ration care and to put their skills to use on behalf of insurance companies, hospital bureaucrats, government officials, and courts of law. Doctors have increasingly answered this call, putting patient trust and health at risk, while endangering citizens' liberty and privacy. In this book, Dr. Bloche evocatively communicates the tensions and emotions of doctors and patients as he takes on a wide variety of complex ethical situations, including how: - doctors have double agendas, as caregivers and arbiters of cost, compromising their ability to prioritize patient needs - medicine has become a weapon in America's internal fight over such matters as abortion, assisted suicide, and the rights of gays and lesbians - doctors decide, under pressure from insurers and hospital administrators, to discontinue potentially life-saving treatment, even when patients and family members object. Challenging, provocative, and insightful The Hippocratic Myth breaks the code of silence shrouding medicine's routine departure from the promise of uncompromising loyalty to patients. It is a powerful warning about the need for doctors to forge a new compact with patients and society. This is a hard-hitting message for the medical community and anyone who has ever been a patient. "--Provided by publisher
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DNLM/DLC
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Bloche, Maxwell Gregg
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Medical care
  • Medical ethics
  • Health care rationing
  • Physicians
  • Hippocratic Oath
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Health care rationing
  • Physician's Role
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Quality of Health Care
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The hippocratic myth : why doctors are under pressure to ration care, practice politics, and compromise their promise to heal, Gregg Bloche, M.D
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 234-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780230603738
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010044392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)671465400
Label
The hippocratic myth : why doctors are under pressure to ration care, practice politics, and compromise their promise to heal, Gregg Bloche, M.D
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 234-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780230603738
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010044392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)671465400

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