Civic Republican Medical Ethics

Journal of Medical Ethics 43 (1):56-59 (2017)

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Tom O'Shea
University of Roehampton
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This article develops a civic republican approach to medical ethics. It outlines civic republican concerns about the domination that arises from subjection to an arbitrary power of interference, while suggesting republican remedies to such domination in healthcare. These include proposals for greater review, challenge and pre-authorisation of medical power. It extends this analysis by providing a civic republican account of assistive arbitrary power, showing how it can create similar problems within both formal and informal relationships of care, and offering strategies for tackling it. Two important objections to civic republican medical ethics—that it overvalues independence and political participation in healthcare—are also considered and rebutted.
Keywords civic republicanism  medical ethics  domination
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DOI 10.1136/medethics-2016-103697
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