Casuistry as methodology in clinical ethics

@article{Jonsen1991CasuistryAM,
  title={Casuistry as methodology in clinical ethics},
  author={A. Jonsen},
  journal={Theoretical Medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={12},
  pages={295-307}
}
  • A. Jonsen
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Theoretical Medicine
  • This essay focuses on how casuistry can become a useful technique of practical reasoning for the clinical ethicist or ethics consultant. Casuistry is defined, its relationship to rhetorical reasoning and its interpretation of cases, by employing three terms that, while they are not employed by the classical rhetoricians and casuists, conform, in a general way, to the features of their work. Those terms are (1) morphology, (2) taxonomy, (3) kinetics. The morphology of a case reveals the… CONTINUE READING
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