Consensus, Contracts, and Committees
Moreno, Jonathan D.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1991 Aug; 16(4): 393-408.
Following a brief account of the puzzle that ethics committees present for the Western philosophical tradition, I will examine the possibility that social contract theory can contribute to a philosophical account of these committees. Passing through classical as well as contemporary theories, particularly Rawls' recent constructivist approach, I will argue that social contract theory places severe constraints on the authority that may legitimately be granted to ethics committees. This, I conclude, speaks more about the suitability of the theory to this level of analysis than about the ethics committee phenomenon itself.
Autonomy; Bioethical Issues; Bioethics; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Communication; Competence; Consensus; Contracts; Cultural Pluralism; Consent; Decision Making; Democracy; Ethical Analysis; Ethicists; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Hospitals; Interdisciplinary Communication; Interprofessional Relations; Justice; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patient Participation; Philosophy; Presumed Consent; Religious Hospitals; Social Interaction; Social Sciences; Third Party Consent;
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