Ethical issues in selecting patients for treatment with clozapine: a commentary.

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Three ethical constructs of distributive justice--utilitarianism, Marxism, and the theories of John Rawls--are applied to selection of patients for treatment with clozapine. Elements of an ethical selection process include a means of monitoring the clinical effectiveness of the drug so that it is not wasted and procedures for ensuring that patients' rights… (More)

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@article{Eichelman1990EthicalII, title={Ethical issues in selecting patients for treatment with clozapine: a commentary.}, author={Burr Eichelman and Anne C Hartwig}, journal={Hospital & community psychiatry}, year={1990}, volume={41 8}, pages={880-2} }