Medical Harm: Historical, Conceptual and Ethical Dimensions of Iatrogenic Illness

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It is estimated that up to thirteen percent of hospital admissions result from the adverse effects of diagnosis or treatment, and that anywhere from 44,000 to 98,000 hospital deaths annually are the result of errors. The obligation to "do no harm" has been central to medical conduct since ancient times, yet iatrogenic illness and medical error have now come to be recognized as significant risk factors in health care delivery. This book integrates history, philosophy, medical ethics and empirical data to examine the concept and phenomenon of medical harm. Issues covered include medical error, appropriateness of care, acceptable risk and practitioner accountability, and recommendations for limiting iatrogenic harm.
 

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Divided loyalties harm to the profession vs harm to the patient
21
Medical epistemology medical authority and shifting interpretations of beneficence and nonmaleficence
36
Medical harms and patients rights the democratization of medical morality
61
The moral basis of medicine why do no harm?
81
Due care as a specification of the duty to do no harm
100
Conceptual and ethical dimensions of medical harm
115
From hospitalism to nosocomial infection control
153
Adverse effects of drug treatment
175
Unnecessary surgery
194
The concept of appropriateness in patient care
213
Recommendations for limiting iatrogenic harm
230
Appendix
241
Bibliography
248
Index
271
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