Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession
His book is a portrait of the way careful planning is undermined by the unpredictability of illness and the persistence of self-interest, by high principle and curious compromise.
American Sociological Association: ASA-Eliot Freidson Award
1: Medical Ethics and the Medical Profession
2: Intensive Care
Pt. 1: The Moral Order of Intensive Care
3: The Patient
4: Doctors: The Banality of Heroism
5: The Nurse's Dilemma
6: Patienthood and the Culture of Rights
7: Patients and Families
Pt. 2: Medical Ethics: Triage and the Limitation of Treatment
8: "Penguins in the Basement"
9: Uncertainty, the Social Organization of Medicine, and Limitation of Treatment
10: Withholding, Withdrawing, and the "Terminal" Patient
11: Ethics, Families, and Technical Reason
12: The "Do Not Resuscitate" Order as Ritual
13: "A Legal Thing"
14: The Last Bed
15: Medicine's Two Cultures
Appendix: On Method
Index of Doctors, Nurses, Patients, and Families of Patients