Chapter 2: Medical Dehumanisation
Chapter 3: Empathy: A relational experience
Chapter 4: Relational virtues and empathy
Chapter 5 Experiencing empathy; the patient-doctor relationship
Chapter 6: Humanising medicine: the role of empathy
Chapter 7 Empathy-based ethics (EBE): developing a practical framework
Chapter 8: Empathy-based ethics in medical practice
Chapter 9: Embedding Empathy-based ethics into practice, education and research
Chapter 10: The future: empathy-based ethics (EBE) and humanising medicine.
This book explores a new way of applying clinical ethics. Empathy-based ethics is based on the patient–doctor relationship and seeks to encourage a more humane form of medical practice. The author argues that the current emphasis on the biomedical model of medicine and a detached concern form of professionalism have damaged the patient–doctor relationship. He investigates examples of the dehumanization of patients and demonstrates a contrasting view of humane care. The book presents empathy as a relational construct - it provides an in-depth analysis of the process of empathizing. It discusses an empathy-based ethics approach underpinned by clinical examples of the practical application of this new approach. It suggests how empathy-based ethics can be embedded in clinical practice, medical education and research. The book concludes by examining the challenges in implementing such an approach and looks to a future which redresses the current imbalance between biomedical and psychosocial approaches to medicine.
• Develops a new way of exploring clinical ethics
• Suggests how empathy-based ethics can be embedded in clinical practice, medical education, and research
• Redresses the current imbalance between biomedical and psychosocial approaches to medicine