Ethical dimensions of diagnosis: A case study and analysis
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- McCullough, L.B. & Christianson, C.E. Metamedicine (1981) 2: 129. doi:10.1007/BF00884418
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.
Key wordsDiagnosis Prognosis Treatment Value judgments Risk-benefit judgments Informed consent Paternalism Patient-physician relationship
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