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dc.creatorElliott, Carlen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:44:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:44:33Zen
dc.date.created1992-01en
dc.date.issued1992-01en
dc.identifier10.1111/biot.1992.6.issue-1en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBioethics. 1992 Jan; 6(1): 1-11.en
dc.identifier.issn0269-9702en
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=Constraints+and+Heroes&title=Bioethics.++&volume=6&issue=1&pages=1-11&date=1992&au=Elliott,+Carlen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/biot.1992.6.issue-1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/740618en
dc.description.abstractA story, perhaps apocryphal, is told about the United States surgical team which pioneered the first artificial heart procedure. It is said that the team received a number of telephone calls from people around the country who, worried about the ailing heart recipient, offered to donate to him their own hearts. When the surgical team, justifiably curious, sent psychiatrists to examine these donors, they found to their surprise that many of the donors were rational, competent, sincere, and fully aware that as a consequence of donating their hearts they would die....My concerns here will be threefold. First, I want to add some substance to the widely-held intuition that there is something morally objectionable about a physician participating in procedures which put even a willing subject at risk. In so doing, I want to explore the larger question of why such a puzzle arises -- why physicians, and many others, find it morally objectionable to help someone do something which all agree to be heroic. Finally, I will start by examining some ways of framing the issue, widely employed in medical ethics, which I believe are simply wrong. This sort of puzzle is much more interesting than proponents of these standard arguments would have us believe, and it illustrates some larger points about morality which are often overlooked.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/39363en
dc.subjectAltruismen
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectBeneficenceen
dc.subjectBioethical Issuesen
dc.subjectCase Studiesen
dc.subjectConscienceen
dc.subjectDonorsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectHeartsen
dc.subjectHuman Experimentationen
dc.subjectInjuriesen
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen
dc.subjectMoral Obligationsen
dc.subjectMoral Policyen
dc.subjectMoralityen
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.subjectOrgan Donationen
dc.subjectOrgan Donorsen
dc.subjectOrgan Transplantationen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysician's Roleen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectResearch Subjectsen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectSuicideen
dc.subjectTransplantationen
dc.subjectVirtuesen
dc.titleConstraints and Heroesen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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