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Gert's moral theory and its application to bioethics cases.
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PMID:  16770886     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bernard Gert's theory of morality has received much critical attention, but there has been relatively little commentary on its practical value for bioethics. An important test of an ethical theory is its ability to yield results that are helpful and plausible when applied to real cases. An examination of Gert's theory and his own attempts to apply it to bioethics cases reveals that there are serious difficulties with regard to its application. These problems are sufficiently severe to support the conclusion that Gert's theory is unacceptable as an approach for resolving bioethics cases, even relatively noncontroversial cases.
Carson Strong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1054-6863     ISO Abbreviation:  Kennedy Inst Ethics J     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-13     Completed Date:  2006-07-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109135     Medline TA:  Kennedy Inst Ethics J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-58     Citation Subset:  E    
Department of Human Values and Ethics, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bioethical Issues*
Ethical Analysis
Ethical Theory*
Genetic Privacy / ethics
Paternalism / ethics
Treatment Refusal / ethics
Truth Disclosure / ethics

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