Voices and Time: The Venture of Clinical Ethics
Zaner, Richard M.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1993 Feb; 18(1): 9-31.
Four prominent views of the nature and methods of clinical ethics (especially in consultation forums) are reviewed; each is then submitted to a criticism intended to show both weaknesses and strengths. It is argued that clinical ethics needs to be responsive to the specific complexities of clinical situations. For this, the need for an expanded notion of practical reason within unique situations is emphasized, one whose aim is to facilitate decision-making on the part of those directly responsible for them and consonant with their own respective moral frameworks and conceptions of what is most worthwhile.
Bioethics; Casuistry; Clinical Ethics; Communication; Consultation; Decision Making; Ethicist's Role; Ethicists; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Ethics Consultation; Evaluation; Interdisciplinary Communication; Interprofessional Relations; Medicine; Methods; Nature; Physicians; Professional Patient Relationship; Review; Social Interaction; Technical Expertise;
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