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Application or Interpretation?

The Role of Clinical Bioethics Between Moral Principles and Concrete Situations

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Clinical bioethics is the ethics applied to the problems dealing with clinical cases, and therefore, the reflection made regarding the moral dilemmas which result when we have to make a decision relating to the well-being of one or more patients. Regarding the contents (substantive ethics), the following questions serve as paradigms: “What is the best (in a moral sense) thing to do here and now for this patient?” or “What clinical decision best promotes the patient’s good in this situation?” To understand the epistemological statute of this application we must at the outset define the terms in use.1

’ The research used F.A.R., University of Pavia, Comitato 6, financial years 1996 and 1997, on the subject: “L’assistenza sanitaria negli enti di diritto pubblico: nuove questioni etiche e deontologiche.”

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  • Moral Agent
  • Moral Norm
  • Kluwer Acad
  • Moral Sense
  • Rational Justification

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Cattorini, P. (2001). Application or Interpretation?. In: Tymieniecka, AT., Agazzi, E. (eds) Life Interpretation and the Sense of Illness within the Human Condition. Analecta Husserliana, vol 72. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0780-1_7

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