Guided Autonomy and Good Friend Physicians

  • Janet SmithEmail author
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 110)


The professional discipline of bioethics for some time now has seemed to be concerned primarily with two major questions.1 One is how various ethical theories such as utilitarianism, deontology, natural law ethics, principlism, feminist care ethics or casuistry (and perhaps other systems as well) would assess a certain action, e.g., assisted suicide or cloning.


Health Care Professional Adult Child Religious Commitment Assisted Suicide Multiple Chemical Sensitivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sacred Heart Major SeminaryDetroitUSA

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