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Values in Medical Practice: A Statement of Philosophy for Physicians and a Model for Teaching a Healing Science.
Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine.

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By Napodano Rudolph J.. . 142 pages. Human Science Press, Inc., New York: , 1986.. $29.95.
Second edition. By Jonsen Albert R., Seigler Mark, Winslade William J.. . 202 pages. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York: , 1986.. $22.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(6):988. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-105-6-988_1
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In very different ways, the authors of these two books hope to improve clinicians' ability to deal with ethical dilemmas in everyday practice. In Values in Medical Practice, Napodano argues that the internist's education emphasizes technologic aspects of care to the exclusion of patients' human and personal needs. To remedy this imbalance requires an increased emphasis on physicians' values and their role in clinical practice. Napodano's "model for teaching a healing science" integrates awareness of issues relevant to patients, application of helping attitudes, collaborative decision making, and clinical competence.

The importance of human values in clinical care is clearly shown


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