A Larger Space for Moral Reflection

Ethical Currents (53):6-8 (1998)

Judith Andre
Michigan State University
Margaret Urban Walker argues that hospital ethics committees should think of their task as "keeping moral space open." I develop her suggestion with analogies: Enlarge the windows (i.e., expand what counts as an ethical issue); add rooms and doors (i.e., choose particular issues to engage). Examples include confidentiality defined as information flow, and moral distress in the healthcare workplace.
Keywords confidentiality  moral distress  hospital ethics committees  advertising  Margaret Urban Walker
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Hospital Ethics.Dennis F. Thompson - 1992 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 1 (3):203.

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