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Where the ethical action is.

Hardman, D. and Hutchinson, P., 2023. Where the ethical action is. Journal of Medical Ethics, 49 (1), 45-48.

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DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2021-107925


It is common to think of medical and ethical modes of thought as different in kind. In such terms, some clinical situations are made more complicated by an additional ethical component. Against this picture, we propose that medical and ethical modes of thought are not different in kind, but merely different aspects of what it means to be human. We further propose that clinicians are uniquely positioned to synthesise these two aspects without prior knowledge of philosophical ethics.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Clinical ethics
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:36416
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:04 Jan 2022 10:32
Last Modified:25 Jan 2023 12:30


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