Human values in health care: Trying to get it right

Dossetor, John B.
December 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 12, p1689
Academic Journal
Examines major issues prevalent in bioethics, as of December 15, 1997. Slow evolution of bioethics as a field; Discernible trends in bioethics; Need for bioethics to consider contextual features and meaning of relationships; Tension between duty-based Kantian deontologic ethics and outcome-based utilitarian ethics; Issues of long-term and palliative care; Personal decision-making; New ethical dilemmas; Broader issues.


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