Ethics Consultation: The Most Dangerous Profession: A Reply to Critics
Scofield, Giles R.
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 1995 Spring; 4(2): 225-228.
If the responses to my article on the professionalization of ethics consultation prove anything, it is not that I missed the mark, but that I struck close to home; too close for the comfort of some. Here I respond, in kind, to the objections Professors Fletcher, Jonsen, and Self, and Dr. Lilje raised against my essay. [Article and four responses appeared in
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