The anatomy and physiology of ethical decision making in oncology

Amy M. 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
Pages (from-to)69-82
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 24 1993


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Psychology

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