This comprehensive and engaging treatment of communication ethics combines student application and theoretical engagement. Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference reviews classic communication ethics approaches and extends the conversation about dialogue and difference in public and private life. Introducing communication ethics as a pragmatic survival skill in a world of difference, the authors offer a learning model that frames communication ethics as arising from a set of goods found within particular narratives, traditions, or virtue structures that guide human life.
Chapter 11: Health Care Communication Ethics
Health Care Communication Ethics
Health care is grounded in caring. It arises from a sympathetic response to the suffering of others. The humble fact of human frailty, of the inevitable brokenness and brevity of human life, shapes the range and depth of needs to which health care is a response. … The hallmark of health care need, at its most basic level, is therefore human vulnerability. (Dougherty, 1996, pp. 51–52)
Most of us have been ill at some point in our lives, followed by the rigors and demands of recovery on the way back to health. Additionally, we have witnessed illnesses of others, watching the emergence of good and, at times, painful resolutions of their struggles with declining health. Optimism urges us to ...