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Personal autonomy : new essays on personal autonomy and its role in contemporary moral philosophy / edited by James Stacey Taylor. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.
This paper defends an account of compassion and argues for the centrality of compassion to the proper practice of medicine. The argument proceeds by showing that failures of compassion can lead to poor medical treatment and disastrous outcomes. Several case studies are discussed, exemplifying the difference between compassionate and noncompassionate… (More)