Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 25 (5-6) (2004)
|Abstract||The term community in ethics and bioethics traditionally has been used to designate either a specific kind of moral relationship available to rational agents or, in contrast, the context in which any sense of rational agency can even be understood. I argue that bioethics is better served when both selves and community are expressed through a more processive language that highlights the functional character of such concepts. In particular, I see the turn to processive community in bioethics as a turn towards method, contextualization, and narrative. In clinical practice, such a processive account demands that bioethics concentrate on methods of developing healthy dialogue and deeper understanding from within the problematic situation rather than trying to fix problems using ethical tools developed from outside the present situation. Community, I argue, is in and of the interactive processes of inquiry itself. Such inquiry, such communitying, requires that we engage individual patients in context; it demands more than simply gaining their permission or mere consent; it demands developing a supportive environment for participation.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner (2007). Social-Science Perspectives on Bioethics: Predictive Genetic Testing (PGT) in Asia. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 4 (3).
Elena Pulcini (2011). Rethinking Community in the Global Age. Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 (3):87-101.
Colleen Reid & Elana Brief (forthcoming). Confronting Condescending Ethics: How Community-Based Research Challenges Traditional Approaches to Consent, Confidentiality, and Capacity. Journal of Academic Ethics.
Laura Dunham, R. Edward Freeman & Jeanne Liedtka (2006). Enhancing Stakeholder Practice. Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (1):23-42.
J. Brown (1998). Natural Kind Terms and Recognitional Capacities. Mind 107 (426):275-303.
Kate A. Moran (2012). Community and Progress in Kant's Moral Philosophy. Catholic University of America Press.
V. M. Marsh, D. K. Kamuya, M. J. Parker & C. S. Molyneux (2011). Working with Concepts: The Role of Community in International Collaborative Biomedical Research. Public Health Ethics 4 (1):26-39.
Roger Ward (1997). Community of Choice and Community of Origin. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 4 (3):34-39.
Anne Tamar-Mattis (2010). An Attempt to Shut Down Discourse About a Controversial Practice Will Not Benefit Patients, Human Subjects, the Bioethics Community, or the Research Community. American Journal of Bioethics 10 (9):64-66.
Karen Kovach (2003). The International Community as Moral Agent. Journal of Military Ethics 2 (2):99-106.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #201,838 of 549,065 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?