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dc.contributor.authorDougherty, Charles J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDougherty, Sandra L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-14T03:12:46Z
dc.date.available2013-02-14T03:12:46Z
dc.date.issued1981en_US
dc.identifier.citation14 Creighton L. Rev. 1409 (1980-1981)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/39304
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION|There are few areas in the law today which are developing as rapidly as that concerned with medicine. From traditional issues like the structure of the doctor-patient relationship to the exotic questions of asexual and in vitro reproduction, the law is under great stress to match its historical concepts to the accelerating pressures of institutional change and technological innovation. A dominant concern within this legal arena is the concept of patient rights and that concept's application to the many contemporary expressions of health care. At the same time that lawyers and legal theorists are struggling with these jurisprudential and practical issues, philosophers have been attempting to clarify the very notion of a right and to supply a moral and political defense of the concept. This is not a new philosophical issue but it is one which has received renewed attention in this post-positivist period in English language philosophy. We propose to unite some of these concerns in what follows. First, we will attempt to provide a legal overview of some of the most usual and important rights which a contemporary hospital patient enjoys. To provide such a perspective in this legally complex field without an a priori imposition of structures, we will describe the legal rights of a hypothetical hospital patient moving through a rather typical series of encounters in the modern hospital from the emergency room and hospital admission through treatment and up to hospital discharge. An additional benefit of this approach is that it will allow us to underscore the philosophical points we will make about the concrete and dynamic character...en_US
dc.publisherCreighton University School of Lawen_US
dc.titleMoral Reconstruction in the Hospital: A Legal and Philosophical Perspective on Patient Rightsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCreighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume14en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workCreighton Law Reviewen_US
dc.description.note1980-1981en_US
dc.description.pages1409en_US


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