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dc.creatorTrau, Jane Maryen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:34:12Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:34:12Zen
dc.date.created1991en
dc.date.issued1991en
dc.identifier10.1007/BF01138952en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Humanities. 1991 Winter; 12(4): 173-181.en
dc.identifier.issn1041-3545en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Treating+Fetuses:+the+Patient+as+Person&title=Journal+of+Medical+Humanities.++&volume=12&issue=4&pages=173-181&date=1991&au=Trau,+Jane+Maryen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01138952en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/737168en
dc.description.abstractThe medical treatment in utero of human beings raises several ethical questions. I argue that treatment is sufficient to establish the fetus as person; and consider how conflicts between the interests of the fetus and mother are to be resolved when such treatment is proposed. My arguments rest upon a 'relational model' of ethical discourse derived from H. Richard Niebuhr's "ethics of the fitting." I conclude that the limitation of personal autonomy is rarely justified, but may be when direct, grave, harm to others is imminent; and that educative rather than punitive measures are the best prospect for protecting fetal life.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/35647en
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectBeginning of Lifeen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectFetal Therapyen
dc.subjectFetusesen
dc.subjectHarmen
dc.subjectInjuriesen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMoral Policyen
dc.subjectMother Fetus Relationshipen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPersonhooden
dc.subjectPhysician Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPregnant Womenen
dc.subjectPrenatal Injuriesen
dc.subjectPersonal Autonomyen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectTreatment Refusalen
dc.subjectValue of Lifeen
dc.subjectVirtuesen
dc.titleTreating Fetuses: The Patient as Personen
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