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dc.contributor.authorToon, Peter
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.submitted2017-03-22 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-01-28 12:53:43
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:46:00Z
dc.identifier625890
dc.identifierOCN: 904517992
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31690
dc.description.abstractPeter Toon is the leading writer on primary care virtue ethics and this thought-provoking book builds on the thinking of philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre. A Flourishing Practice? looks at the moral problems that currently seem prevalent in health care. Common moral dilemmas highlighted by the media include threats to continuity of care, inappropriate care at the end of life, problems associated with commercialisation and privatisation of health care, defensiveness and risk aversion, and unrealistic expectations of care. The author argues that these all arise from a fundamental fragmentation of the value systems guiding our lives. The solution to these crises of professionalism and the pervading sense of moral crisis is the creation of a shared narrative. In this model of health care professionals and patients work together to cultivate the personal qualities that they need to flourish.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy
dc.subject.otherAlasdair MacIntyre
dc.subject.otherAristotle
dc.subject.otherConsequentialism
dc.subject.otherConsumerism
dc.subject.otherEudaimonia
dc.subject.otherHealth care
dc.subject.otherManagerialism
dc.titleA Flourishing Practice?
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/oapen_625890
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf7c172dc-25f9-4ca4-8a65-3c22e86c3d66
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9780850843903
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintRoyal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
dc.number100363
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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