Improving our aim.

@article{Andr1999ImprovingOA,
  title={Improving our aim.},
  author={Judith Andr{\'e} and Lerena Fleck and Tom Tomlinson},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          130-47
        }
}
Bioethicists appearing in the media have been accused of "shooting from the hip" (Rachels, 1991). The criticism is sometimes justified. We identify some reasons our interactions with the press can have bad results and suggest remedies. In particular we describe a target (fostering better public dialogue), obstacles to hitting the target (such as intrinsic and accidental defects in our knowledge) and suggest some practical ways to surmont those obstacles (including seeking out ways to write or… CONTINUE READING

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