Clinical ethics

Theory or practice?

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Abstract

This article starts with a brief historical account of the ongoing debate about the status of clinical ethics: theory of practice. The author goes on to argue that clinical ethics is best understood as a practice. However, its practicality should not be measured by the extent to which clinical-ethical consultants manage to mediate or negotiate resolutions to ethical conflicts. Rather, clinical ethics is practical because it is characterized by a profound concern for the well-being of individual patients as well as the moral parameters of swift and urgent medical action in the face of limited supportive information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-312
Number of pages18
JournalTheoretical Medicine and Bioethics
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Clinical Ethics
moral philosophy
Consultants
well-being

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Clinical ethics : Theory or practice? / Welie, Jos V. M.

In: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1998, p. 295-312.

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