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Title: A genealogical critique of Beauchamp and Childress' for principles approach to medical ethics
Author: Waltho, Simon
ISNI:       0000 0004 2750 0734
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2010
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Part Three examines the development of Beauchamp and Childress 'four principles' approach to medical ethics from the 1 st to the 6th Editions of Principles of Biomedical Ethics, arguing that it has, thanks to changes in the authors' conception of philosophical moral theory, been able to productively incorporate the views of many of its critics over this time; that it is also able to incorporate features of different ethical approaches such as virtue ethics, narrative ethics and ethics of care; and that, properly understood, it continues to provide a good framework both for moral reflection in medicine and the provision of concrete action-guides. The thesis concludes by considering this view of the four principles in the light of the earlier sections' approach, and attempting to demonstrate further demonstrate their value through two case-studies.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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