Thomas R. Mc Cormick
Foundation of human values undergirding medical practice. Images of physician -- motivations for medicine, empathy versus detachment in doctor-patient relationship, health for the health-professional -- the art of coping, limits of power -- when medicine fails to cure, uses/abuses of technology, physician's role in public health issues, the healing process.
This seminar style class will examine various readings from medical literature through which to explore the doctor patient relationship and ethical issues arising in the care and treatment of patients. Guest authors will visit the class and talk about their own writing experiences and share readings from their current works.
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