The anatomy and physiology of ethical decision making in oncology

Amy Marie Haddad

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The author poses a five-step normative decision-making model to help health care professionals arrive at sound ethical judgments. It also examines the process of decision making as it applies to a representative case in clinical oncology. Psychological factors that complicate, and at times confound ethical decision making also are explored. Finally, a point-counterpoint method is presented to help identify psychological and personal values that can obstruct ethical decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-82
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 24 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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