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Philosophical Reflections on a Rational Treatment Plan
The notion of rationality in medicine is examined in its scientific, consensual, and moral senses. A "rational" treatment plan is held to be a conglomerate of appropriate judgments based on scientific facts, statistical data, ...
Clinical Ethics as Medical Hermeneutics
There are several branches of ethics. Clinical ethics, the one closest to medical decisionmaking, can be seen as a branch of medicine itself. In this view, clinical ethics is a unitary hermeneutics. Its rule is a guideline ...
Surrogate Decisions at Risk: The
Ethics of Managed Care: Challenges to the Principles of Relationship-Centered Care
Health care reform involves ethical issues on many levels. First, the impetus to reform the health care system stems in large part from concerns about equity, just distribution of goods and services, and commitments to ...