On complicity and compromise: a reply.

  title={On complicity and compromise: a reply.},
  author={Chiara Lepora and Robert E. Goodin},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  volume={43 4},
The cautions of our commentators are all well taken, and we are grateful for them. When we say that physicians should respect the wishes of their patients for medical treatment, even if that would make them complicit in torture being inflicted on their patients, Henry Shue reminds us that that assumes that the patients undergoing torture retain minimally adequate decision-making capacity. Insofar as the torture aims at, and succeeds in, producing ‘regression to an infantile state’, patients who… CONTINUE READING
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