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Medical ethics: four principles plus attention to scope
The "four principles plus scope" approach provides a simple, accessible, and culturally neutral approach to thinking about ethical issues in health care. The approach, developed in the United States,Expand
Ethics needs principles—four can encompass the rest—and respect for autonomy should be “first among equals”
  • R. Gillon
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical ethics
  • 30 September 2003
TLDR
It is argued to be compatible with a wide variety of moral theories that are often themselves mutually incompatible and affords a way forward in the context of intercultural ethics, that treads the delicate path between moral relativism and moral imperialism. Expand
The function of criticism.
  • R. Gillon
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • British medical journal
  • 19 December 1981
TLDR
The purpose of criticism is a disinterested endeavour to learn and or to propagate the best that is or may be known and thought in the world. Expand
Philosophical medical ethics
immature physically, emotionally, and intellectually and quite incapable of the firm bonding that an enduring marriage requires. So encouraging teenagers in early sexual activity is very liable toExpand
Medical ethics and law for doctors of tomorrow: the 1998 Consensus Statement updated
TLDR
An updated indicative core content of learning for medical ethics and law in UK medical schools is set out and its origins and the consultative process by which it was achieved are described. Expand
End-of-life decisions.
  • R. Gillon
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical ethics
  • 1 December 1999
TLDR
Some of the realities of aging and end of life: highest risk of suicide is elderly white male, most rapidly increasing population segment is elderly, and grandparents are taking an active role in raising grandchildren. Expand
Defending 'the four principles' approach to biomedical ethics.
  • R. Gillon
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical ethics
  • 1 December 1995
Principles of health care ethics
TLDR
Partial table of contents: APPROACHes to APPLIED HEALTH care ethics and RELATIONSHIPS and HEALTH CARE ETHICS. Expand
Is there a ‘new ethics of abortion’?
  • R. Gillon
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical ethics
  • 1 October 2001
TLDR
It is argued that the central issue in the abortion debate has not changed since 1967 when the English parliament enacted the Abortion Act, and the debate here is not, it is argued, primarily a moral debate, but rather a metaphysical debate and/or a theological debate—though one with massive moral implications. Expand
"Primum non nocere" and the principle of non-maleficence.
  • R. Gillon
  • Medicine
  • British medical journal
  • 13 July 1985
The physician's duty of "primum non nocere," or avoiding harm to the patient, has often been given moral priority over other duties in discussions of medical ethics. In this article in a BritishExpand
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