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After thousands of articles and hundreds of books published on ethics in medicine over the past 15 years, originality is unsurprisingly rare. The authors of this book, one philosopher and two physicians, have achieved originality with the governing concept and allied method they use in analyzing doctor-patient relationships, professional codes and ethical theories, the scope of professional responsibility, life and death decisions, and the allocation of resources.
Though bearing no explicit reference to modern physics, this book is constructed around a concept similar to quantum theory's central principle that observer, observing instrument, and the entire surrounding matrix of experimental conditions,
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Ethical Analysis of Clinical Medicine: A Guide to Self-Evaluation.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:480–481. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-480_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):480-481.
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