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Critical appraisal of clinical judgment: an essential dimension of clinical ethics.
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PMID:  23334085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The morally responsible practice of clinical medicine depends on many factors, the integrity of clinical judgment chief among them. Responsible clinical judgment requires that it be deliberative. The disciplines of the humanities, all of which contribute to clinical ethics-as the papers that follow illustrate-teach that deliberative reasoning includes critical self-awareness and self-scrutiny. Critical appraisal proves essential to achieving both. The papers in the 2013 Clinical Ethics number of the Journal provide distinctive critical appraisals of clinical judgment: concepts of race; narrative; stewardship; and the Rule of Rescue. By becoming commonplace, such critical appraisals of clinical judgment become essential to clinical ethics.
Authors:
Laurence B McCullough
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of medicine and philosophy     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1744-5019     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Philos     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610512     Medline TA:  J Med Philos     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Affiliation:
Center for Medical Ethics, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, MS-420, Houston, TX 77030-3411, USA. laurence.mccullough@bcm.edu.
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