The Three Deadly Sins of Ethics Consultation
Howe, Edmund G.
Journal of Clinical Ethics. 1996 Summer; 7(2): 99-108.
...Three sources of erroneous presuppositions may be more common than others in clinical practice. These are when careproviders (1) accept invalid empirical assumptions, (2) allow their moral views to bias their reasoning, or (3) let personal needs prevail over the needs of patients. In this essay, I shall give several examples of each of these and suggest how careproviders may attempt to overcome them.
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