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dc.creatorGardiner, P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:08:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:08:23Zen
dc.date.created2003-10en
dc.date.issued2003-10en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.29.5.297en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2003 October; 29(5): 297-302en
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=A+virtue+ethics+approach+to+moral+dilemmas+in+medicine&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=29&issue=5&spage=297-302&date=2003-10&au=Gardiner,+P.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.29.5.297en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/997621en
dc.description.abstractMost moral dilemmas in medicine are analysed using the four principles with some consideration of consequentialism but these frameworks have limitations. It is not always clear how to judge which consequences are best. When principles conflict it is not always easy to decide which should dominate. They also do not take account of the importance of the emotional element of human experience. Virtue ethics is a framework that focuses on the character of the moral agent rather than the rightness of an action. In considering the relationships, emotional sensitivities, and motivations that are unique to human society it provides a fuller ethical analysis and encourages more flexible and creative solutions than principlism or consequentialism alone. Two different moral dilemmas are analysed using virtue ethics in order to illustrate how it can enhance our approach to ethics in medicine.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:263591en
dc.subjectConsequentialismen
dc.subjectEthical Analysisen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subject.classificationBioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationKidney Transplantationen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.subject.classificationRight to Refuse Treatmenten
dc.subject.classificationEconomics of Health Careen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Newborns and Minorsen
dc.titleA Virtue Ethics Approach to Moral Dilemmas in Medicineen
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