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Listening to the Whispers
Re-thinking Ethics in Healthcare
Edited by Christine Sorrell Dinkins and Jeanne Merkle Sorrell

Interpretive Studies in Healthcare and the Human Sciences
Nancy L. Diekelmann, Series Editor, Pamela M. Ironside, Series Associate Editor

The fifth volume in an award-winning healthcare series

Listening to the Whispers gives voice to scholars in philosophy, medical anthropology, physical therapy, and nursing, helping readers re-think ethics across the disciplines in the context of today's healthcare system. Diverse voices, often unheard, challenge readers to enlarge the circle of their ethical concerns and look for hidden pathways toward new understandings of ethics. Essays range from a focus on the context of corporatization and managed care environments to a call for questioning the fundamental values of society as these values silently affect many others in healthcare. Each chapter is followed by a brief essay that highlights issues useful for scholarly research and classroom discussion. The conversations of interpretive research in healthcare contained in this volume encourage readers to re-think ethics in ways that will help to create an ethical healthcare system with a future of new possibilities.

Christine Sorrell Dinkins, Ph.D., is assistant professor of philosophy at Wofford College. Jeanne Merkle Sorrell, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is professor in the College of Nursing and Health Science and Special Projects Coordinator in the Office of Healthcare Ethics at George Mason University.

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Of Related Interest are all the backlist titles in this series, see Interpretive Studies in Healthcare and the Human Sciences

The cover of Listening to the Whispers is in the series format, with a brown background and various circular design elements.

June 2006
LC: 2005021509 R
320 pp.  6 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-299-21654-2
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