LMU Bioethics Institute Short Course in Clinical Ethics

David C. Blake, PhD, JD – February 5, 2019 Ethical Decision-Making in Clinical Care:

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February 5 Recommended Readings (Click on the title below to open PDF):

Stephen Toulmin, “The Tyranny of Principles,” The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 11, No. 6; pp 31-39; December 1981.

Albert R. Jonsen, “Casuistry as Methodology in Clinical Ethics,” Theoretical Medicine; Vol. 12; pp. 295-307; 1991.

Albert R. Jonsen, “Casuistry: Alternative or complement to principles?”; Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 237-251; January 1995

Norbert Paulo, “Casuistry as Common Law Morality,” Theoretical Medicine, Vol. 36; pp. 373-389; 2015.

February 5 Supplemental Readings (Please find these readings on your own):

Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress; Principles of Biomedical Ethics; 7th Edition (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Albert R. Jonsen and Stephen Toulmin; The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning (University of California Press; 1988)

Albert R. Jonsen, Mark Siegler, and William J. Winslade; Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine; 8th Edition (McGraw Hill/Lange; 2015)

Bernard Lo; Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians; 5th Edition (Wolter Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013)


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