Medical Ethics in the Courtroom: The Need for Scrutiny
Pellegrino, Edmund D.
Sharpe, Virginia Ashby
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 1989 Summer; 32(4): 547-564.
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Sharpe, Virginia A.; Pellegrino, Edmund D. (1997-08)Following up on a 1989 paper on the subject, this essay revisits the question of ethical expertise in the court room. Informed by recent developments in the use of ethics experts, the authors argue 1) that the adversarial ...