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    Separating Care and Cure: An Analysis of Historical and Contemporary Images of Nursing and Medicine.N. S. Jecker & D. J. Self - 1991 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (3):285-306.
    This paper provides a philosophical critique of professional stereotypes in medicine. In the course of this critique, we also offer a detailed analysis of the concept of care in health care. The paper first considers possible explanations for the traditional stereotype that caring is a province of nurses and women, while curing is an arena suited for physicians and men. It then dispels this stereotype and fine tunes the concept of care. A distinction between ‘caring for’ and ‘caring about’ is (...)
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    The Problem with Rescue Medicine.N. S. Jecker - 2013 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38 (1):64-81.
    Is there a rational and ethical basis for efforts to rescue individuals in dire straits? When does rescue have ethical support, and when does it reflect an irrational impulse? This paper defines a Rule of Rescue and shows its intuitive appeal. It then proceeds to argue that this rule lacks support from standard principles of justice and from ethical principles more broadly, and should be rejected in many situations. I distinguish between agent-relative and agent-neutral reasons, and argue that the Rule (...)
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  3. An Ethical Framework for Rationing Health Care.N. S. Jecker & R. A. Pearlman - 1992 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 17 (1):79-96.
    This paper proposes an ethical framework for rationing publicly financed health care. We begin by classifying alternative rationing criteria according to their ethical basis. We then examine the ethical arguments for four rationing criteria. These alternatives include rationing high technology services, non-basic services, services to patients who receive the least medical benefit, and services that are not equally available to all. We submit that a just health care system will not limit basic health care to persons unable to pay for (...)
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    Insights Pertaining to Patient Assessments of States Worse Than Death.Robert A. Pearlman, Kevin C. Cain, Donald L. Patrick, M. Appelbaum-Maizel, H. E. Starks, N. S. Jecker & R. F. Uhlmann - 1993 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 4 (1):33.
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    When Families Request That 'Everything Possible' Be Done.N. S. Jecker & L. J. Schneiderman - 1995 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (2):145-163.
    The paper explores the ethical and psychological issues that arise when family members request that “everything possible” be done for a particular patient. The paper first illustrates this phenomenon by reviewing the well known case of Helga Wanglie. We proceed to argue that in Wanglie and similar cases family members may request futile treatments as a means of conveying that (1) the loss of the patient is tantamount to losing a part of themselves; (2) the patient should not be abandoned (...)
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  6. Caring for Patients From Different Cultures: A Practical Ethical Model.N. S. Jecker, J. A. Carrese & R. A. Pearlman - 1995 - Hastings Center Report 25 (1):6-14.
     
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    Commentary: The Moral Status of Patients Who Are Not Strict Persons.N. S. Jecker - 1990 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 1 (1):35.
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  8. Insights Into Treatment Preferences: States Worse Than Death.Robert A. Pearlman, K. C. Cain, D. L. Patrick, H. E. Starks, M. Appelbaum-Maezel, N. S. Jecker & R. F. Uhlmann - 1993 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 4 (1):33-40.
     
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