Ethical Decisions

  • Larry R. Churchill
  • Harmon L. Smith
  • John J. Frey


This chapter should assist academic physicians to deal with moral problems inherent in their practice. Our aim is not to supply answers, but rather to make grappling with the problems a more knowledgeable, thorough, and satisfying process. The chapter is not a “cookbook” of ethical recipes, providing simple answers for moral problems, but a stimulus to the physician’s own moral sensibility and creativity. The thoughts, methods, and analyses presented here are more systematic expressions of the moral deliberations that characterize clinical medicine on a routine basis.


Moral Judgment Moral Reasoning Ethical Decision Moral Agent Moral Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry R. Churchill
  • Harmon L. Smith
  • John J. Frey

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