Virginia Ashby Sharpe

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Within health care systems, negative perceptions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons have often translated into denial of services, denial of visitation rights to same-sex partners, reluctance on the part of LGBT patients to share personal information, and failure of workers to assess and recognize the unique health care needs of these(More)
Address: Director, Bioethics Centre, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, Western Cape, South Africa, The Husein Lalji Dewraj Professor of Paediatrics & Child Health, Department of Paediatrics, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, Director, Program on Applied Ethics and Biotechnology, Professor of Public Health Sciences(More)
A solution to get the problem off, have you found it? Really? What kind of solution do you resolve the problem? From what sources? Well, there are so many questions that we utter every day. No matter how you will get the solution, it will mean better. You can take the reference from some books. And the promoting patient safety an ethical basis for policy(More)
In recent years the focus for the evaluation of health services has shifted from unnecessary treatment--specifically, unnecessary surgery--to appropriateness research. This new emphasis constitutes a shift in the burden of proof, indicating increased attention to the evidentiary basis of medical and surgical practice. The evaluation of the appropriateness(More)
Following up on a 1989 paper on the subject, this essay revisits the question of ethical expertise in the court room. Informed by recent developments in the use of ethics experts, the authors argue 1) that the adversarial nature of court proceedings challenges the integrity of the ethicist's pedagogical role; 2) that the use of ethics experts as normative(More)