In Defence of Clinical Bioethics
Arras, John D.
Murray, Thomas H.
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1982 Sep; 8(3): 122-127.
An attack by J.D. Swales on the validity of medical ethics as a discrete discipline is countered by a discussion of the place of medical ethics in clinical decision making. Arras and Murray argue that the principles of bioethics can be brought to bear on specific medical situations. They assert that ethicists have a useful role to play in discussing care with medical personnel and with patients or their families and in bringing moral principles into the decision making process. A brief reply by Swales is appended. (KIE abstract)
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