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dc.creatorDevettere, Raymond J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:44:34Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:44:34Zen
dc.date.created1993-02en
dc.date.issued1993-02en
dc.identifier10.1093/jmp/18.1.71en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1993 Feb; 18(1): 71-89.en
dc.identifier.issn0360-5310en
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=Clinical+Ethics+and+Happiness&title=Journal+of+Medicine+and+Philosophy.++&volume=18&issue=1&pages=71-89&date=1993&au=Devettere,+Raymond+J.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmp/18.1.71en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/740638en
dc.description.abstractMost contemporary accounts of clinical ethics do not explain why clinicians should be ethical. Those few that do attempt an explanation usually claim that clinicians should be ethical because ethical behavior provides an important good for the patient -- better care. Both these approaches ignore the customary traditional reason for being ethical, namely, the good of the moral agent. This good was commonly called 'happiness'. The following article shows how the personal happiness of the moral agent provided a major reason for being ethical in the ancient philosophical and biblical traditions and how it continues to play a role in the more modern rights-based, Kantian and utilitarian theories. This history suggests that the personal happiness of the clinician, rightly understood, is a legitimate and important goal of clinical ethics.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/39160en
dc.subjectBioethicsen
dc.subjectChristian Ethicsen
dc.subjectClinical Ethicsen
dc.subjectDeontological Ethicsen
dc.subjectEthical Analysisen
dc.subjectEthical Theoryen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectGoalsen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Personnelen
dc.subjectLoveen
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen
dc.subjectMoral Obligationsen
dc.subjectMoralityen
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPhilosophyen
dc.subjectPhysician's Roleen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectTheologyen
dc.subjectUtilitarianismen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.subjectVirtuesen
dc.titleClinical Ethics and Happinessen
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
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named NBIO hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection BioethicsLine hosted by Georgetown University.en


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