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Ethical dimensions of diagnosis: A case study and analysis

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Abstract

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.

Research for this paper was supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, NEH grant number ED-32239-78-090.