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Ethical decision-making 

Ethical decision-making
Chapter:
Ethical decision-making
Author(s):

Nigel Eastman

, Gwen Adshead

, Simone Fox

, Richard Latham

, and Seán Whyte

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199562824.003.0049
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date: 23 August 2019

How to use this part 230

Approaches to medical ethics 231

Schools of ethics 233

Values-based practice 235

Relationship between law and ethics 237

Clinical ethics is concerned with how we put values into practice in our clinical work. The word ‘ethical’ is a description of a type of reflective process and discussion. There is rarely a ‘right’ answer, but there may be more than one justifiable answer....

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