Life and Death Decision Making

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byBrody, Baruch A.

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Integrating theory with realistic case studies, this book examines the practical application of moral theory in clinical decision-making. With forty composite cases based on actual clinical experiences, the author describes key moral problems raised by modern medicine. He then demonstrateshow these dilemmas can be resolved using a problem-solving framework termed pluralistic casuistry. This approach is pluralistic in that it accepts the relevance of many different moral grounds, drawn from different traditional moral theories, each of which may seem self-contained and hence inconflict with other claims. Consequently, the author stresses the need to achieve a synthesis of these traditional moral theories, rather than treating them as competitors. His approach is casuistrical in the sense that it considers the important differences between the cases at issue and appliesthe different moral appeals in different ways. The richly detailed case studies will challenge readers, clarify the ethical issues involved, and indicate how theory and practice can be integrated. Containing a multiplicity of factors faced in clinical crises, they are ideal for group discussionsconcerning the ways in which theory relates to actual life-or-death situations.

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Integrating theory with realistic case studies, this book examines the practical application of moral theory in clinical decision-making. With forty composite cases based on actual clinical experiences, the author describes key moral problems raised by modern medicine. He then demonstrateshow these dilemmas can be resolved using a pr...

Baruch A. Brody is at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:274 pages, 6.46 × 9.57 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019505007X

ISBN - 13:9780195050073

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1. The Need for a Moral Theory2. Major Ethical Appeals3. Two Standard Models: Their Strengths and Weaknesses4. The Model of Conflicting Appeals5. Cases Involving Competent Adults6. Cases Involving Incompetent Adults7. Cases Involving Children

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