About this book
This collection of articles honors the work of Richard Zaner, a distinguished
philosopher who has worked for over twenty years as an ethics consultant at
Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His work in the clinical setting, especially
the use of narrative in understanding what is going on in this setting, is the
focus of some of the papers. Others relate his methodology and phenomenological
approach to the more standard bioethical problems and approaches. The essential
questions: What is the role of the phenomenological philosopher turned medical
ethicist? Is medical ethics a form of applied philosophy, or is it also a form
of therapy? What kind of “ethics” emerges from a careful narrative
rendering of clinical situations?
Content Level » Research
Keywords » Ethical Histories - Richard Zaner - clinical medical practice - phenomenology
Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Medicine
Table of Contents
Ethical Histories and Clinical Medical Practice Osborne P. Wiggins and Annette C. Allen, editors TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Osborne P. Wiggins and Annette C. Allen, "Introduction. 2. Rita Charon, "The Ecstatic Witness" 3. Arthur W. Frank, "The Philosopher as Ethicist, the Ethicist as Storyteller" 4. Paul A. Komesaroff, "Fardels of the Heart: Obesity and the Unbearable Heaviness of Being" 5. Hillel Braude, "Between and Beyond: Medicine and Narrative in Dick Zaner’s Phenomenology" 6. Stephen Hanson, "Richard Zaner and ‘Standard’ Medical Ethics" 7. Denise M. Dudzinski, "Integrity and the Moral Gestalt: Zaner Tells his Mother’s Story" 8. Robert Hunt Sprinkle, "Bioethics without Apology" 9. John R. Scudder, Jr. and Anne H. Bishop, "Zaner’s Generative Spirit" 10. Thomas Nenon, "The Limits of Biomedical Ethics and the Specific Role of Phenomenology in Biomedical Ethics" 11. Lester E. Embree, "Phenomenological Nursing in Schutzian Perspective 12. Ronald R. Cox, "Richard Zaner on Transcendentality, Eidos and Phantasy" 13. Paul J. Ford, "A Story Teller’s Story: Richard Zaner as Hero (HE row) 14. Richard M. Zaner, "On the Telling of Stories"