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    Look for injustice and you’ll probably find it: a commentary on Harcourt’s ‘epistemic injustice, children and mental illness’.Brent Michael Kious - 2021 - Journal of Medical Ethics 47 (11):736-737.
    In ‘Epistemic injustice, children and mental Illness,’1 Edward Harcourt uses Miranda Fricker’s concept of testimonial injustice 2 to make sense of claims, from mental health service users, that clinicians do not listen to them. Being listened to matters. It is a sign of respect as a person and associated with better clinical outcomes. TI involves suffering an unfair credibility deficit because of prejudice, so seems like a promising way of understanding service users’ complaints. Harcourt quickly concludes, however, that it is (...)
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    Respect for autonomy: deciding what is good for oneself.Brent Michael Kious - 2016 - Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (12):769-775.
    Paternalistic interference in autonomous decisions is typically impermissible. This has several explanations, among which is a view I call theagent-constitution of the good: that the autonomous agent not onlyknowswhat is best for herself, butdetermineswhat is best for herself through her desires, goals and so on (heraims). For instance, it might seem that if an autonomous person does choose not to take insulin for her diabetes, then not only is it inappropriate to force treatment upon her, it is also not in (...)
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    Dispelling a few false-positives: A reply to MacGregor and McNamee on doping.Brent Michael Kious - 2011 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32 (3):195-200.
    McGregor and MacNamee recently, in this journal, offered several criticisms of an earlier article in which I attempted to refute a number of arguments for the claim that doping in sports is morally wrong. Their criticisms are numerous, but focus on four domains. First, they sketch a view on which the risk profiles of different sports may make doping permissible in some and impermissible in others. Second, they suggest that my criticisms of safety-based arguments assume that doping opponents are bent (...)
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    Suffering and the dilemmas of pediatric care: a response to Tyler Tate.Brent Michael Kious - 2023 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 44 (3):249-258.
    In a recent article, Tyler Tate argues that the suffering of children — especially children with severe cognitive impairments — should be regarded as the antithesis of flourishing, where flourishing is relative to one’s individual characteristics and essentially involves receiving care from others. Although initially persuasive, Tate’s theory is ambiguous in several ways, leading to significant conceptual problems. By identifying flourishing with receiving care, Tate raises questions about the importance of care that he does not address, giving rise to a (...)
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