Science and Problem Solving Techniques
In the end, we each must find a model which works for us - a system
which enables us to face, evaluate and make the hard choices now
and down the road. Ideally, practicing on situations which mimic
life will provide a level of comfort and make the real dilemmas
less anxiety provoking. We need to feel what our limits are, accept
that others may be guided by different values and perspectives,
and respect that most people already have their own internal standards
for ethical behavior.
* Copies of the this journal article are available.
Hundert, Edward M.D., "A Model for Ethical Problem Solving
in Medicine, With Practical Applications." The American
Journal of Psychiatry 144:7, July 1987.
An additional reference if you are interested in the subject of
Young, Ernle, Alpha and Omega, Ethics at the Frontier of Life
and Death, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1989. Ernle Young is
Professor of Medical Ethics and Chaplain at Stanford University
Medical Center. This book provides fascinating case histories
while exploring the complex problems surrounding medical care
using expensive high-tech equipment.
For their valuable insight and thoughtful suggestions, the author wishes
|Nicholas H. Ney, Ph.D.|
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and
Ernle W.D. Young, Ph.D.|
Medical Ethics (Pediatrics)
Stanford University School of Medicine