RUDOLPH J. NAPODANO, M.D.
To the editor: The review by Dr. Arnold (1) of Values in Medical Practice misjudges and misinterprets my book and is very misleading to interested readers. The reviewer compares and contrasts my book to a manual in clinical ethics. This is not the book's intent nor its principal message. In addition, the reviewer fails to recognize that many of the 206 references represent a rich literature from the humanities and social sciences on teaching human values.
Values in Medical Practice challenges the contemporary manner in which physicians are educated and prepared to care for the sick. Using the Socratic approach,
NAPODANO RJ. Review of Values in Medical Practice. Ann Intern Med. ;106:482. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-3-482_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(3):482.
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