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Introduction

  • Edwin N. Forman
  • Rosalind Ekman Ladd

Abstract

Clinical judgment involves moral reasoning, for health and wellbeing are highly prized human values, not just scientific facts. When there is consensus about values, moral reasoning may go unnoticed. When uncertainty or disagreement arises, then it becomes apparent that in a pluralistic society, different people hold different moral positions.

Keywords

Good Reason Moral Reasoning Clinical Judgment Moral Dilemma Scientific Fact 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin N. Forman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rosalind Ekman Ladd
    • 4
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Hematology/OncologyRhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Pediatric Residency EducationRhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA
  4. 4.Wheaton CollegeNortonUSA
  5. 5.Rhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA

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