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Toward a Virtue-Based Normative Ethics for the Health Professions
Virtue is the most perdurable concept in the history of ethics, which is understandable given the ineradicability of the moral agent in the events of the moral life. Historically, virtue enjoyed normative force as long as ...
Double Jeopardy and the Use of QALYs in Health Care Allocation
The use of the Quality Adjusted Life-Year (QALY) as a measure of the benefit obtained from health care expenditure has been attacked on the ground that it gives a lower value to preserving the lives of people with a ...
The PSDA: A Long-Term Care View
Conclusion: The PSDA [Patient Self-Determination Act] is a welcome development for nursing facilities, as well as residents and families. For years, many residents, families, and facilities have not confronted the issue of ...
Global Approaches to the Promotion of Women's Health
An Outcomes Model of Medical Decision Making
In the traditional 'fix-it' model of medical decision making, the identified problem is typically characterized by a diagnosis that indicates a deviation from normalcy. When a medical problem is multifaceted and the available ...
Impact of the Cruzan Case on Medical Practice
...In this paper we will limit our focus to how the decision in Cruzan is likely to affect the doctor-patient relationship, especially in the critical activities surrounding decision-making about the use of life sustaining ...
The Authority of Families to Make Medical Decisions for Incompetent Patients After the Cruzan Decision
...I suggest that making formal, written plans based on individual preferences apart from our families is a white, middle-class approach to life planning that is at odds with how many people actually lead their lives, ...