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Methods in Medical Ethics: Critical Perspectives


Over the last several decades, advocates have championed a bewildering variety of methods for understanding and resolving difficult ethical problems in medicine, including principlism, wide reflective equilibrium, casuistry, feminism, virtue theory, narrative, and others. Much of this advocacy overlooks the limits of the favored method, and neglects the strengths found in the alternatives. In systematically uncovering and evaluating both the strengths and limits of a variety of ethical tools, Methods in Medical Ethics: Critical Perspectives develops a comprehensive appreciation of the roles th ... More

Keywords: bioethics, medical ethics, moral reasoning, moral judgment, moral principles, casuistry, narrative ethics, feminist ethics, virtue ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195161243
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161243.001.0001