Case analysis in clinical ethics

Richard Ashcroft, Anneke Lucassen, Michael Parker, Marian Verkerk, Guy Widdershoven

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Covering the main methods for analyzing ethical problems in modern medicine, Anneke Lucassen, a clinician, begins by presenting an ethically challenging genetics case drawn from her clinical experience. It is then analysed from different theoretical points of view. Each ethicist takes a particular approach, illustrating it in action and giving the reader a basic grounding in its central elements. Each chapter can be read on its own, but comparison between them gives the reader a sense of to what extent methodology in medical ethics matters, and how different theoretical starting points can lead to different practical conclusions. At the end, Lucassen offers a clinician's response to the various ethical methods described.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages246
ISBN (Electronic)9780511545450
ISBN (Print)9780521835497
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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