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Scientific advances in medical support systems and in genetic disorders have led to numerous philosophic treatises. Clements maintains that ethicists often approach problems in medical ethics with theories that ignore the realities of medical practice; they also rarely make allowances for feedback from medical experience or for interaction between theory and reality. For any credible ethical evaluation the author suggests that there should be an understanding of current medical knowledge and practice and a recognition that empirical events can necessitate alteration in ethical theory. Further, she proposes that, if these requirements are met, the clinical perspective can even generate a
Medical Genetics Casebook: A Clinical Introduction to Medical Ethics Systems Theory.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:429. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-3-429_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(3):429.
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