The politics of medical and health ethics: collapsing goods and the moral climate

Brecher, Bob (2007) The politics of medical and health ethics: collapsing goods and the moral climate Journal of Value Inquiry, 4 (2-3). pp. 359-370. ISSN 0022-5363

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Abstract

In responding to Thomas Magnell's notion of 'collapsing goods', I draw attention to how medical and health ethics practices are not innocent, but political; and to suggest something about their relation to the moral climate. More specifically, I show that to take them as innocent, or as politically neutral, is not only a misunderstanding, but one that is likely to impact on the moral climate as well as being already a reflection of it. Ethics, and the various practices and understandings of health and medical ethics in particular, may well turn out to be collapsing goods.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: A000 Medicine > A900 Medicine not elsewhere classified
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1007/s10790-007-9045-0
Faculties: Faculty of Arts
Depositing User: Bob Brecher
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 11:42
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 08:34
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/10383

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