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Clinical ethics and the necessity of stories : essays in honor of Richard M. Zaner / edited by Osborne P. Wiggins and Annette C. Allen.

  • Wiggins, Osborne P.
[2011], ©2011
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About this work


"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 problemata and approaches."--P. 4 of cover.


Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2011], ©2011.

Physical description

viii, 214 pages ; 25 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.


1. Introduction / Osborne P. Wiggins and Annette C. Allen -- 2. Keeping balance in the face of death / Richard M. Zaner -- 3. Richard Zaner on transcendentality, eidos and phantasy / Ronald R. Cox -- 4. The limits of biomedical ethics and the specific role of phenomenology in biomedical ethics / Thomas Nenon -- 5. Richard Zaner and "standard" medical ethics / Stephen Hanson -- 6. Bioethics without analogy / Robert Hunt Sprinkle -- 7. Phenomenological nursing in Schutzian perspective / Lester Embree -- 8. Zaner's generative spirit / John R. Scudder, Jr. and Anne H. Bishop -- 9. Integrity and the moral gestalt : Zaner tells his mother's story / Denise M. Dudzinski -- 10. Between and beyond : medicine and narrative in Dick Zaner's phenomenology / Hillel Braude -- 11. Fardels of the heart : obesity and the unbearable heaviness of being / Paul A. Komesaroff -- 12. The philosopher as ethicist, the ethicist as storyteller / Arthur W. Frank -- 13. The ecstatic witness / Rita Charon -- 14. A story teller's story : Richard Zaner as hero (HĒ row) / Paul J. Ford -- 15. On the telling of stories / Richard M. Zaner.


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    WB60 2011C64
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