Article Text

PDF
Making Sense of Medical Ethics
  1. Bernard A Foëx

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Edited by Alan G Johnson, Paul R V Johnson. London: Published by Hodder Arnold, 2007, $29.95, pp 222.

    Don’t know your “Deontology” from your “Consequentialism”? Well, don’t panic. Making sense of medical ethics by the late Alan Johnson and his son Paul will clear that up for you. And much else besides.

    This pocket-sized book, described as “a hands-on guide”, is written by two clinicians: surgeons, as it happens. It seems to be aimed, fairly, at the beginner.

    The book is divided into three parts. The first six, introductory, chapters are especially rewarding as they provide a clear summary of general principles and a pithy dispelling of some ethical myths and misunderstandings. It is also here that you will find an excellent explanation of deontology, consequentialism (teleology), virtue …

    View Full Text

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.