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  1. L. M. Kopelman (2009). Bioethics as Public Discourse and Second-Order Discipline. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 34 (3):261-273.
    Bioethics is best viewed as both a second-order discipline and also part of public discourse. Since their goals differ, some bioethical activities are more usefully viewed as advancing public discourse than academic disciplines. For example, the “Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights” sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization seeks to promote ethical guidance on bioethical issues. From the vantage of philosophical ethics, it fails to rank or specify its stated principles, justify controversial principles, clarify key (...)
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  2. L. M. Kopelman (1997). Children and Bioethics: Uses and Abuses of the Best-Interests Standard. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 22 (3):213-217.
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  3. L. M. Kopelman (1997). The Best-Interests Standard as Threshold, Ideal, and Standard of Reasonableness. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 22 (3):271-289.
    The best-interests standard is a widely used ethical, legal, and social basis for policy and decision-making involving children and other incompetent persons. It is under attack, however, as self-defeating, individualistic, unknowable, vague, dangerous, and open to abuse. The author defends this standard by identifying its employment, first, as a threshold for intervention and judgment (as in child abuse and neglect rulings), second, as an ideal to establish policies or prima facie duties, and, third, as a standard of reasonableness. Criticisms of (...)
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  4. L. M. Kopelman (1994). 'Research Methodology/II. Controlled Clinical Trials’, in W. T. Reich (Editor in Chief), Encyclopedia of Bioethics 4:2270-2285.
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  5. K. D. Clouser & L. M. Kopelman (1990). Philosophical Critique of Bioethics: Introduction to the Issue. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 15 (2):121-124.
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