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  1. Comparativism and the Grounds for Person-Centered Care and Shared Decision Making.Anders Herlitz - 2017 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 28 (4):269-278.
    This article provides a new argument and a new value-theoretical ground for person-centered care and shared decision making that ascribes to it the role of enabling rational choice in situations involving clinical choice. Rather than referring to good health outcomes and/or ethical grounds such as patient autonomy, it argues that a plausible justification and ground for person-centered care and shared decision making is preservation of rationality in the face of comparative non-determinacy in clinical settings. Often, no alternative treatment will be (...)
     
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  2. “The Angry Amish Grandfather: Cultural Competence and Empathy: A Case Commentary,”.James L. Benedict - 2017 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 28 (3):236-238.
    Crosscultural encounters are common in the delivery of healthcare, and cultural differences may contribute to misunderstandings and ethical conflict. Encounters between members of the Amish ethno-religious group and modern, science-based healthcare providers hold a high potential for misunderstanding and conflict because the Amish stridently maintain a countercultural outlook and they approach such encounters with suspicion and anxiety. This commentary on the case presented by Amy E. Caruso Brown, MD, involving a grandfather’s resistance to treating a child with leukemia commends this (...)
     
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  3. Shahla Siddiqui, “Family Loyalty as a Cultural Obstacle to Good Care: The Case of Mrs. Indira,” The Journal of Clinical Ethics 28, No. 1 (Spring 2017): 67-9.Siddiqui Shahla - 2017 - Journal of Clinical Ethics (28/1): 67-9..
    What is the responsibility of the physician when a capacitated patient assigns decision-making authority to a surrogate who does not act in the patient’s best interest?
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