Physicians' duties and the non-identity problem.

@article{Hope2012PhysiciansDA,
  title={Physicians' duties and the non-identity problem.},
  author={T. E. Hope and John Mcmillan},
  journal={The American journal of bioethics : AJOB},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={
          21-9
        }
}
The non-identity problem arises when an intervention or behavior changes the identity of those affected. Delaying pregnancy is an example of such a behavior. The problem is whether and in what ways such changes in identity affect moral considerations. While a great deal has been written about the non-identity problem, relatively little has been written about the implications for physicians and how they should understand their duties. We argue that the non-identity problem can make a crucial… CONTINUE READING

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