Clinical Pragmatism: A Method of Moral Problem Solving Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Ethical Analysis
  • Ethical Theory
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Clinical
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Family
  • Life Support Care
  • Methods
  • Physicians

abstract

  • This paper presents a method of moral problem solving in clinical practice that is inspired by the philosophy of John Dewey. This method, called "clinical pragmatism," integrates clinical and ethical decision making. Clinical pragmatism focuses on the interpersonal processes of assessment and consensus formation as well as the ethical analysis of relevant moral considerations. The steps in this method are delineated and then illustrated through a detailed case study. The implications of clinical pragmatism for the use of principles in moral problem solving are discussed.

publication date

  • June 1997

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11654986

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 129

end page

  • 45

volume

  • 7

number

  • 2