|From The Publisher*||Drawing on his extensive experience as both a medical practitioner and a patient, acclaimed author, award-winning physician and ethicist Philip Hébert creates a brave and intimate portrait of the complex ethical questions raised by revolutionary advances in medical diagnosis and treatment.|
As medical science advances to previously unimagined heights both in terms of its diagnostic and treatment capabilities, new challenges are created for practitioners within the system. This can lead to ethical dilemmas: just because we can offer treatment, should we? Philip Hébert, in his new book Good Medicine, will address the complex ethical questions raised by revolutionary advances in medical treatment. This work expands upon Hébert's previous book, Doing Right, and extends his knowledge of the field beyond medical professionals to reach the patients they treat.
|Biographical Note||PHILIP HÉBERT is a family physician and has taught professional ethics for over 25 years. He graduated from York University with a PhD in Philosophy in 1983 and from the University of Toronto medical school in 1984. His residency in family medicine was completed at McMaster in 1986 and, since 1989, he has been on staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he acts as a Bioethics consultant. He is a Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto and the author of a textbook on ethics for physicians, Doing Right (3rd edition, 2014). He is the recipient of many awards for teaching and service. In 2009, he received the 2nd annual William Marsden award from the CMA for his contribution to medical ethics teaching in Canada. In 2011, the College of Family Physicians of Canada named him Ontario's Family Physician of the Year. The author lives in Toronto, ON.|