Ethical dimensions of diagnosis: A case study and analysis
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A rational reconstruction of the role of moral values in diagnostic reasoning is undertaken. In the context of a case study it is shown how value and ethical considerations come into play in the complex course of making diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.
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- Value judgments
- Risk-benefit judgments
- Informed consent
- Patient-physician relationship
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- 1. School of Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Health and Humanities, Georgetown University, 20007, Washington, D.C., USA
- 2. School of Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Family Practice, Georgetown University, 20007, Washington, D.C., USA