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After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0801881671 ISBN-10: 0801881676 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (May 24, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801881676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801881671
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,600,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In an environment in which the aftermath of medical harm is characterized by adversarial relationships and self-protective maneuvering, Berlinger's proposals offer an alternative that ultimately better serves patients, families, clinicians, and health-care institutions. After Harm has much to offer students, educators, administrators, and policymakers.

(Gregg VandeKieft Literature and Medicine)

Forgiveness on the part of an injured patient, or the family if the patient has died, comes as a result of both words and actions on the part of doctors and hospitals, says Nancy Berlinger in her thoughtful and well-researched book.

(Gregory M. Lamb Christian Science Monitor)

This is an important book that deserves to be read widely. Berlinger has done a signal service by writing it.

(Stephen E. Lammers Christian Century)

Certainly recommended reading.

(Mark Welch, Ph.D. Metapsychology)

Provides a valuable counterbalance to innumerable calls for systemic reforms to reduce medical error.

(Farr A. Curlin British Medical Journal)

Thoughtful and well-researched.

(Gregory M. Lamb Chicago Sun-Times)

An accessible, thoughtful treatment of this sensitive topic, which carefully addresses the concerns of all parties affected by medical harm... This book should be read by anyone working within a healthcare institution.

(Christine Vitrano Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics)

A refreshing effort to connect error and forgiveness in a way that encourages the sort of debate the issue deserves.

(Curtis W. Hart Journal of Religion and Health)

Presents an opportune and refreshing perspective on medical error.

(Summer Johnson Hastings Center Report)

The text in my view makes an important contribution to the understanding of the relationship between physician and patient in the face of medical error... The author states she hopes non-physician health care professionals will find her work of use, to that end she has succeeded.

(Anne-Marie Brown Provincial Health Ethics Network)

I loved this book... It is a tight, tasty, spiritual and intellectual morsel.

(Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA, FAAN Ethics and Medicine)

Dr. Berlinger's thoughtful and graceful work offers reflection on aspects of heath care, ethics and faith in ways both necessary and new. Her work provides a critique of bioethics and a challenge for the sort of conversations we need to move forward.

(Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine)

About the Author

Nancy Berlinger is the deputy director and associate for religious studies at the Hastings Center.

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I purchased this book as a useful resource while writing a paper for a class. The book was advertised as "like new" and it was - brand new would have been a better description! I am very pleased with my purchase.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beatrice Sarver on July 19, 2009
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The book is written like a text book not an easy read. Condition of the book I bought was great and shipping was very fast.
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