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Unshared and Shared Decision Making: Reflections on Helplessness and Healing

  • Raymond S. Duff
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 29)

Abstract

In this essay, I will (a) describe some notions about caring and about the central position of what I call “moral community” in deciding and providing care of sick persons; (b) sketch some aspects of the evolution of the role of the modern physician as “captain of the ship” — the ship being hospitals, doctors’ offices, homes, and the people who apply science, technology, and other means to care for the sick; and (c) comment on the role of hospital ethics committees.

Keywords

Hospital Ethic Committee Moral Community Canadian Medical Association Journal Intestinal Atresia Biological Criterion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond S. Duff
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew Haven

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